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Running distributed.net’s dnetc client on a PPC (Dreambox)

June 19th, 2010 2 comments

What?: distributed.net was the Internet’s first general-purpose distributed computing project.

Why?:

  • Why not?
  • The client uses idle CPU time only, so it doesn’t affect the way you use a computer.
  • In the end, some money goes to some nice organizations, such as the EFF.
  • More info, in their FAQ.

Why on a Dreambox?:

  • A Dreambox is just another PC running a version of Embedded Linux called BusyBox.
  • Since the dnetc client uses only idle time of its CPU, it does not affect your viewing experience on the Dreambox and you won’t even know it is running.

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Categories: All, Linux, Technology

iNove theme by NeoEase for WordPress 3.0

June 18th, 2010 9 comments

I wasn’t at all sure how well or badly this theme will behave with the newly released WordPress 3.0, but for anyone looking for information, you are looking at a WordPress 3.0 blog.

I haven’t found any issues myself, but if you happen to find anything which isn’t working as expected, please use the contact form to let me know about it.

Categories: All, Technology, Web

Google background image.

June 4th, 2010 1 comment

I’ve just had a play with a new Google feature whereby you can upload any image of choice to be used as the background on the search engine’s page. I like what I see but I am sure that it won’t last for long. It severely slows the page load time. I’ll give it a few more hours. Click the thumbnail for a larger version of my test with one of my own photos.

Note that the image in the popup might be blurred. If it is, you can right click on it, select “View Image” and check that your zoom level is 100% on it.

The Bird

June 3rd, 2010 No comments

After a large scale search, Cumbria police found the body of the suspected gunman, 52-year-old Derrick Bird, in a wooded area of Boot, a village in the Lake District, a popular tourist area.
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Police issued a photo of the Bird and urged members of the public to stay indoors until further notice.

Sounds like a description of a scene from Hitchcock’s The Birds.

Source: CNN

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