Tuesday, August 31, 2004


Hush ATX Media Center Edition 2005

This one is just coolissimo: Hush ATX Media Center Edition 2005

Some of the specs:

Storage up to 400GB
ATI Radeon Series with DVI+CRT+TV out, Fanless
Analog or Digital Terrestrial TV/FM Tuner Card
6 channel Audio Output for 5.1 Sound with SPDIF out (Optical/RCA)
Back Panel I/O Connectors: 4x USB 2.0, 2x IEEE 1394 FireWire, RS232, parallel, mouse & Keyboard Port, DVI, VGA, S-VHS, FBAS, 5.1 Audio, Optical/RCA S/PDIF (AC3)
Front panel I/O Connectors: 2x USB 2.0 / 2x IEEE 1394 FireWire, 1 x Phone, 1 x Mic
10/100/1000 LAN Ethernet
Wireless LAN or Bluetooth optional
Hush® ATX Aluminium Antivibration Chassis, Fanless
Hush® 240 Watt Audio Power Supply, Fanless
Infrared Remote Control

And I thought I had a cool gadget with the Kiss DP-1500...

Via [http://www.ehomeupgrade.com/]

Monday, August 30, 2004


Orion Multisystems "PCs"

The Orion DT-12 is a neat little desktop that has 12 nodes, 36Gflops peak processing performance, 24GB ram and 1TB internal disk storage.

The Orion DS-96 tower model specs are just impressive:

It has up to 96 nodes, 300 Gflops peak processing performance (150 gigaflops sustained*), 192 gigabytes of DDR SDRAM memory, and 9.6 terabytes of internal disk storage. It plugs into a standard 15A wall-socket, consumes a peak of 1500 watts, and fits unobtrusively beneath a desk.

Cool Or What?

Pricing is not available yet, but it should be possible to buy the Orion Cluster Systems online from  22 September

Sunday, August 29, 2004


Hamster Power

I have got to get myself a Hamster Powerplant. Mons, my cat, will either make the poor critter run like mad and produce mega watts or give it a heart attack the first day.

Saturday, August 28, 2004

Friday, August 27, 2004


Create Self-Booting Movie CDs

This is a pretty neat idea; Convert your own DVDs to self-booting Linux CDs. The idea is simple; take your DVDs and make a "who cares if it get's destroyed" copy on a CD that you can watch in any PC that can boot from a CD. The CD contains a mini version of Linux and a media player that can play just about anything.

Personally I don't need it at the moment as I bought the Kiss DP-1500 earlier this year. I plays my entire CD (ripped to MP3) and DVD (converted to DivX) collection via LAN. Still working on the VHS collection though. The MovieBox Deluxe USB looks neat (let me know what you think).

The steps in the article uses Linux but there are plenty of alternatives for backing up DVDs for Windows users as well; DVDx, DrDivX etc



Way to go söta bror

Being a Norwegian I don't really have a lot of lot love for the Swedes (our “sweet brother“ to the east), but this time they really impressed me. The reply from the Swedish BitTorren site to Dreamworks is just unforgettable:

As you may or may not be aware, Sweden is not a state in the United States of America. Sweden is a country in northern Europe. Unless you figured it out by now, US law does not apply here. For your information, no Swedish law is being violated.

Please be assured that any further contact with us, regardless of medium, will result in
a) a suit being filed for harassment
b) a formal complaint lodged with the bar of your legal counsel, forsending frivolous legal threats.

It is the opinion of us and our lawyers that you are fucking morons, and that you should please go sodomize yourself with retractable batons.


Thursday, August 26, 2004


Cool tools; sysinternals

I'm a great fan of the tools on sysinternals
I don't know how many problems I have solved for clients  or myself with FileMon, RegMon and Handle.

Just this afternoon I was getting upset with Microsoft ActiveSync which had problems synching with my iPAQ 4150. It has successfully synchronized for several months on COM5 (Bluetooth) but this week it suddenly decided it liked COM1 better. I enabled/disabled/rebooted and tried all tricks in the book but no way; after a reboot Microsoft ActiveSync defaults to COM1.

Instead of hunting for random registry keys I fired up RegMon (no installation required) and opened ActiveSync. A quick search in the recorded results and I found the offending registry key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows CE Services\SerialPort

I changed the value to COM5 and it works like a charm!

Most of the utilities come full source and I don't know what I would do without them.

Tuesday, August 24, 2004


Cool Game: Yetisports

Yetisports is a cool game in all senses of the word. My personal favorite is #2. With the pentathlon edition you can play them all online. The cool thing is that the mobile yetisports edition is available for free until the end of August.

Friday, August 20, 2004


Cool Or What?

This blog is dedicated to all things cool.

I must admit I'm a geek so “cool” may have a different meaning where you come from :-)