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August 19, 2003

useless hardware

I now have a machine whose sole purpose in life is to sit
around and run xdaliclock -root -cycle -24.

(For those late to the party, this is something I've been
threatening to do for years, and not gotten around to.)

One of my dead Toshiba laptops (a tecra p166 with flaky
power supply and bizarre pcmcia slots), and I'm going
to see how long it stays alive this time. I'm hopeful, it
actually rebooted without hanging, several times.

music: Air: Sex Born Poison

candice at August 19, 2003 03:31 AM


I always meant to do that with an old SE/30. I remember getting some flavor of BSD working on it, but there was something prissy that would panic the kernel every so often, so I never got around to beating X into submission...

Posted by: boba at August 19, 2003 09:24 AM

Talking about this has of course, made the cute little machine hang up again. It has its own definition of "working", which seems to vary upon hour of the day and phase of the moon and stuff.

Haven't been able to nail it down like I did the one sparc, which I have to stand in front of watching it boot on serial console. (Considering sparcs respect you, it might also boot for you or linus or kurt or someone of that ilk. Everyone else who's tried so far has failed.)

Posted by: candice at August 19, 2003 09:02 PM

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