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13 November 2008 @ 04:08 pm
Fun with computers  
So I rearranged my desk and set up the "new" computer. I found a huge night time panorama picture of some place in Japan and cut it up into 3 parts to fit the dual screens on the mac and one one screen on the new computer.

Then I played with x2vnc for controlling both computers with one keyboard and mouse before settling on synergy, which seems to work better. Now I can hop the cursor from one computer to the next as if I had one triple-screen computer. I just have to get used to ALT on my Linux keyboard working as the Apple key when I mouse over to the Mac.

Finally, I painted the new computer pink because I had pink and purple paint sitting around, and I've already had a purple computer. It wasn't until I was looking around for pink trackballs or mice that I found a Hello Kitty mouse on Amazon and figured I may as well make the computer Hello Kitty themed.

I even rigged up front USB hookups from spare parts I had lying around and a system badge. ^_^ I wonder what supersniffles (she whose color is pink) will think.

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Wallace B.kuddle_lion on November 14th, 2008 12:56 am (UTC)
Awesome job!

But why Hello Kitty?
ashi: limon!ashi on November 14th, 2008 01:02 am (UTC)
I painted it pink because I already had pink spray paint handy, and when I was looking around for a pink mouse to match, I found a Hello Kitty mouse on Amazon (which I haven't bought yet). Suddenly I thought hey, why not a Hello Kitty computer? :)
Debbiecheesybunny on November 14th, 2008 01:36 am (UTC)
That is REALLY cool.
ashi: pirate kitty!ashi on November 14th, 2008 05:30 am (UTC)
Thanks!
thomasj on November 14th, 2008 02:31 am (UTC)
Heh, nice paint job.

I am reminded of the triple-head setup I had in college: http://cesium.hyperfine.info/~ibanix/tripleX.jpg
ashi: charybdisashi on November 14th, 2008 05:30 am (UTC)
Ooh nice. What flavor of Linux?
thomasj on November 14th, 2008 05:37 am (UTC)
Slackware. I used it pretty extensively in college.

Hey, can you make it for sushi/karaoke tomorrow?
ashi: ai-khan!!!ashi on November 14th, 2008 05:56 am (UTC)
Ooh, what time? *Reads your LJ* Yes, I'll be there :D I love Totoro sushi and Gamba karaoke :D Looking forward to it.

I've been cramming kanji and doing other things and not reading LJ much, heh. Thanks.
thomasj on November 14th, 2008 06:03 am (UTC)
Horray!
Nikithespatula on November 14th, 2008 06:38 pm (UTC)
If I am feeling up to it would you mide giving me a ride to dinner and home after? I am sore and drugged , but birthday sushi is good.
ashi: marmalade boyashi on November 14th, 2008 07:28 pm (UTC)
Hmm I should be able to drop you off on the way to Gamba, not too far out of the way. I guess you have a good excuse to skip on karaoke. For now...
Nikithespatula on November 14th, 2008 02:50 am (UTC)
yay
ashi: pirate kitty!ashi on November 14th, 2008 05:31 am (UTC)
:)
Button: hello tigersupersniffles on November 14th, 2008 03:27 am (UTC)
Mine!!
ashi: charybdisashi on November 14th, 2008 05:32 am (UTC)
Thought you might like it. Want to borrow the stencil? :D
the Chickthechick on November 14th, 2008 04:55 am (UTC)
You may have the cutest desktop computer ever.
ashi: pirate kitty!ashi on November 14th, 2008 05:33 am (UTC)
Come use it. :)
Hein: ADM3Afub on November 14th, 2008 06:43 am (UTC)
Is that a Hello Kitty system badge? Nice attention to detailing, there! :)
ashi: cat6 diagramashi on November 14th, 2008 06:46 am (UTC)
Yes, too bad that picture didn't turn out so great. You may notice the sticker sheet below it with a corner cut out of it. :) The system badge is a circular sticker with part of the surrounding backing, which was also sticky.
Hein: nixiefub on November 14th, 2008 09:20 am (UTC)
That's pretty creative. :)
ashi: cat6 diagramashi on November 14th, 2008 09:32 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'm almost done reading about your recent trip to Japan, heh. Even a lot of the different places you visited bring back some familiar memories. It seems like gaijin easily strike up conversations with each other.
Weeping Moonweepingmoon on November 14th, 2008 11:42 pm (UTC)
That looks even cooler than is sounded!
Dave Leary: Use the Forcedeckardb26354 on November 15th, 2008 12:33 am (UTC)
My Fiancé would be quite jealous. She loves the little pink kitty...

I'm more of a Badtz Maru guy myself.

Edited at 2008-11-15 12:34 am (UTC)
Betty Iris Bakerbettybaker on June 29th, 2010 11:05 pm (UTC)
This is highly excellent and wonderful!