Intermittent Monitor Blanking

tl;dr: Using a better-rated HDMI switcher improved the situation For the past… maybe six months to a year one of the monitors I have has been ‘blanking’. That is, it will display properly most of the time, but intermittently go blank for around three seconds before the display reappearing. Strangely, the behaviour only occurred: under […]

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The Glasgow Apple Store

…or as I like to call it “the place of Temptation, so tempting it requires a capital ‘t’”. So I moseyed into the Apple Store, like I said I would. Pricing of the iPod Classic is in-line with the online Apple Store – £189. I wasn’t able to talk them down from that price as […]

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Broadcom 4318 Working Under Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04 (Ndiswrapper)

In my dad’s PC is a wireless card – a Linksys WRT54GS I think. Anyway it uses the Broadcom BCM 4318 chipset, as seen by a quick lspci: richard@hades:~$ lspci | grep roadc 00:0a.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02) Unfortunately the new b43 / b43-fwcutter package […]

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