9 October 2005, 18:36 by mark hoekstra

all busy and no updates...

...what’s up with that?!

Well… this was how my kitchentable looked yesterday-evening…

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full of projects and now it’s empty, so what’s it all about?


I fixed the MD-player… it belongs to a friend of mine and she asked nicely if I could take a look why it wouldn’t work. So I did, and it turned out the mechanism to keep it closed (unless you push the open-button) got a little stuck and a little switch didn’t get switched that way, so it refused to play…

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Then, what’s up with the Sun & the Apple? Well… the Apple is a serial terminal to the Sun, since that machine doesn’t have a videocard. Normally, this setup is in my closet, acting as a transparent bridge, but I took it out since I bought this awesome networkcard for my Sun,

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a true quad happy meal, (that’s 4×100mbit) for which I have some plans, but I won’t tell yet what I’m gonna do with it. I’ll document the whole project, but this weekend it was Sun-refurbishment-time and check if this card was allright…

(if you wonder what Sun refurbishment means (over at my place)... it’s nothing more than getting the CPU-fan out, giving it a little oil and tada! fixed for another year or such… oh, I did install OpenBSD 3.7 on there, fresh, and put it back into my closet, so I can start this project whenever I have time for it …oh, and this quad-nic works! yay!)

And then.. the camera, why was it in pieces on my kitchentable? Also here I won’t go into details, partly because I haven’t written the How-to yet and I want to take it with me to the Maker Faire and not publish it before :-)

But… a trained eye will be able to spot what I did here…

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So, am I finished for this weekend? I’m afraid not… my ibook keyboard-repair is acting up, not the cleaning of course, but the part where I repaired the film-contact… so… I’ll have to take a look at that.. although… maybe I should be doing that later this week or such… cause all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy :-)

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