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by bri3d
Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:41 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Lion, new Macbook Air, and new Macmini are here
Replies: 11
Views: 1457

Re: Lion, new Macbook Air, and new Macmini are here

XCode in fullscreen would be amazing... if it didn't completely omit multiple monitor support. I don't get it: Apple give us Thunderbolt and the possibility of monitor chaining, and then release an OS which completely spits in the face of multiple monitor users. I'm glad Apple finally got the idea a...
by bri3d
Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:50 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: New MacBook Pro advice...
Replies: 30
Views: 2750

Re: New MacBook Pro advice...

Got a 15" high-res after my 13" died. The higher pixel density on the high-res display option is a must in 15" (if you're getting more inches on your display, you might as well get the real estate to go with) and makes even the 13" look horribly blurry. I'm in iOS app development...
by bri3d
Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: node.js, JSDB; Which one compiles under Irix?
Replies: 3
Views: 514

Re: node.js, JSDB; Which one compiles under Irix?

https://github.com/paul99/v8m-rb

(our very own bplaa-yai did some work to make this work on IRIX: https://github.com/paul99/v8m-rb/pull/1 )
by bri3d
Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: WWDC, Lion (Mac OS X 10.7), etc.
Replies: 19
Views: 1550

Re: WWDC, Lion (Mac OS X 10.7), etc.

I'm loving iOS 5 so far. The new notification center really cleans up the OS and eliminated my only hang-up to wholeheartedly recommending iOS to everyone who asks me for phone advice. Yes, it's a rip-off of Android's notifications systems, but that's a good thing - if there's one thing Android nail...
by bri3d
Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:18 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Fake obama certificate online
Replies: 7
Views: 613

Re: Fake obama certificate online

It's a byproduct of crappy OCR software trying to pull the text off the background layer and doing a poor job. Alex Jones has to be one of the biggest nutjobs around these days - as soon as he sees an explanation that might sound viable, he trumpets it as a massive conspiracy with no acknowledgement...
by bri3d
Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:55 am
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Origin350 | 2x700MHz | 2GB | V10 Graphics | RAD Audio
Replies: 8
Views: 1301

Re: Origin350 | 2x700MHz | 2GB | V10 Graphics

Your solution is definitely a lot cleaner than mine - to put it lightly. My V10 may or may not be secured to the top of my O350's chassis by a piece of cardboard from a box of dish detergent over the matching screw hole... and my fans are secured by gravity and crossed fingers. Mysteriously I've nev...
by bri3d
Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:04 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Hwy 101 on Wednesday
Replies: 8
Views: 412

Re: Hwy 101 on Wednesday

Every time I end up on the 101 I remember why the train is there.
by bri3d
Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:47 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Youtube coming to IRIX?
Replies: 18
Views: 1150

Re: Youtube coming to IRIX?

Hmm, html5 was/is supposed to replace flash, and it should be able to with integrated scripting and svg canvas support; the compression format behind video playback seems a little unrelated, couldn't it just use ogg if the requirement is free implement/use (AFAICT ogg/theora/vorbis/FLAC are BSD-lic...
by bri3d
Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:48 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: WHat do we all do (occupation)?
Replies: 126
Views: 9248

Re: WHat do we all do (occupation)?

I work at a startup (my third in a row now) - technically, I'm an "engineer," but since there aren't many of us I wear all hats: code in Ruby/Java/Scala, debugging C and C++, occasional sysad, product development, input on UI decisions, and so on. It's definitely a blast and I love being a...
by bri3d
Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:18 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: Looking for some SGI equipment in Colorado
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Re: Looking for some SGI equipment in Colorado

Hi; I'm in Boulder and I have an Indy R4600SC I'd be willing to give you if you come up and get it. It's sat idle in storage for a year or two now as I've moved on to other hobbies (and bigger and better SGIs) - PM me to let me know if you want it and I can go fetch it and we can set something up.
by bri3d
Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:05 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Mega MIPS system on The Register
Replies: 21
Views: 1778

Re: Mega MIPS system on The Register

Godson/Loongson 2F was available in a variety of commercial netbooks, most notably the French Gdium and Chinese Lemote Yeeloong (along with some Leemote net-tops). It has strange hardware bugs, notably surrounding branch prediction (pretty important, I'd think), and the errata wasn't translated into...
by bri3d
Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: [Poll] Which do we have more of singles or multiprocessors?
Replies: 26
Views: 808

Re: [Poll] Which do we have more of singles or multiprocesso

My only remaining SGIs are multiprocessor: one chassis unit of Origin2000 (with SI graphics) and my Origin 350 / VPro setup. I think many hobbyist SGIs are uniprocessor because there were a lot more of them to begin with, and they were more likely to end up on desks where they were resold or taken r...
by bri3d
Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Bake your graphics card!
Replies: 16
Views: 920

Re: Bake your graphics card!

I've (temporarily) repaired a lot of xbox 360s using a large toaster oven - since the design flaw that leads to their demise in the first place persists, it doesn't fix them forever, but it's a new lease on life for free. I can't imagine this wouldn't work in a lot of situations. However, reflowing ...
by bri3d
Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:46 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: stripped Onyx2 rack in Los Angeles: free
Replies: 8
Views: 673

Re: An offer too good to refuse! Onyx2 rack with delivery!

Ah, the West Coast, still the hotbed of smoking SGI deals.

Whoever gets this will be very lucky.
by bri3d
Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:01 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Sgi still alive ?
Replies: 1
Views: 341

Re: Sgi still alive ?

Too bad the 1600SW output is a lie :(

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