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Kobo Aura ONE 01a

Hardware >

(on Wikipedia)
https://ca.kobobooks.com/products/kobo-aura-one [ 1 ] was https://web.archive.org/web/20190118143102/https://us.kobobooks.com/products/kobo-aura-one

An E-book reader.

Because this is my first e-reader, I can't judge it against it's peers. It works well.

It is spectacular hardware-wise. Its software works, but it is sometimes obviously or even critically lacking. It lacking a file browser and respecting directories is bad enough that I can't really use it for its intended purpose, and almost regret buying it.

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Computers >


Tiny Linux QWERTY gaming palmtop

  • aka the OpenPandora
  • By default, runs the Angstrom Linux distribution.
  • (will be) Replaced by the Pyra.
  • 2012-05-09 -- received
  • ~2010-01-24 - This was replaced by my Zaurus SL-C1000.

    • 2018-01-09 -- I'm not sure what this note is.

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Hardware >

https://www.asus.com/ca-en/supportonly/A9600%20Series/HelpDesk/?SearchKey=a9600/ [ 1 ] was https://web.archive.org/web/20200807054100/https://www.asus.com/Graphics-Cards/A9600XTTVD128M/ [ 2 ] was usa.asus.com/products/vga/r9600xt/overview.htm

A fair graphics card, but with poor 2D acceleration compared to

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Whoops, I broke my HP 200LX.. I'll have to get it repaired before I can re-open this project.

HP 200LX image

Portable computing, Quiet computing > Oldschool >

(on Wikipedia)
(home page, archive)

An early-1990s

A portable computer.

Clamshell, Full QWERTY-keyboard with a keypad and macro keys, authentic Intel 8086 hardware, true DOS, a task-switching application, and a number of GUI applications and productivity software. It is truly a portable computer.

  • Abandoned -- HP decided to switch to the Windows CE-supporting palmtops in their Jordana-series of palmtops, even though the 200LX was still a moneymaking operation.

I got this some time ago

ASUS GeForce GTX 650 image

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/graphics-cards/geforce-gtx-650/ [ 1 ] was https://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-650

An excellent video card, that can manage nearly-ultra settings for World of Warcraft.

Notable because it is very low power: It only uses motherboard power and no additional cable directly from the power supply.

  • Mine is specifically the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650

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