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Everyone can hear you fart, with TECHNOLOGY!

I work with a former DEC (Digital Equipment Corporation) employee who told me this anecdote. DEC was one of the earlier adopters of video conferencing technology, using it to host meeting between its campuses. The cameras in the meeting rooms automatically zoom towards who ever was speaking (presumably by detecting where ...

Zenith Data Systems

I was recently given two Zenith Data System PC compatible computers: a 286 and a 386. I've just recently revived one of them, at least temporarily. I believe it has a flakey power supply. It's non-standard to boot, which means I can't just swap it out. I'm hoping to get these ...

OS/2 Warp 4

I just recently acquired a copy of OS/2 Warp 4, among other things, from a friend. I've been working on getting it installed on an old AMD K6 system that I have laying about. After replacing a bad PSU, I found that the hard drive (just barely over 4 gigabytes) was ...

Enabling more than 3 gigabytes of RAM in Linux

Doubtless, most everyone knows this, but since I'm just now crossing the 1 gigabyte line in my latest computer, I was left blissfully unaware. In Linux, the normal, 32-bit kernel can see a maximum of 3 GB of RAM.  To get it to see more one must enable Physical Address Extension ...

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This is the new Weblog of Clark Hale, esquire. I'm currently a SUN Microsystems campus representative for Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. Expect this to be mostly a place holder for when I lose access to my SUN blog.

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    • Clark Hale — Unfortunately, all were spoken for day of posting...just took me a while to update things....
    • Ken — Hi Clark, did you manage to find a home for the Dells and software? Interested but Craigslist's reply button doesn't seem to ...
    • Ricardo Carreira — Hi, can you help me? i'm new to linux. can you send me the cciss.iso you created? I recently bought an hp proliant DL380 G...