winter's computers
found, loved, and nurtured for spring
my ugly geek secret

Saturday, November 3, 2007



  • IBM Thinkpad T20
  • 2000
  • Intel Pentium III (Coppermine), 650MHz
  • 256 MB
  • S3 86C270-294 Savage/IX-MV
  • 14.1" XGA (1024x768) TFT LCD display
  • 18 GB harddrive
  • Wireless (CardBus NIC)
Operating Systems
  • Ubuntu Linux 6.06 LTS (Dapper Drake)
  • ThinkLight, which allows you to see your keyboard in the dark (activated by pressing the leftmost bottom key and topmost right key)
  • TrackPoint (nipple mouse)
Formerly known as benvolio, I rebuilt stinky and moved the wife's account over (email, bookmarks, etc.) from balthasar. The kids have used this laptop to watch DVDs when we wanted to watch a less kid-friendly DVD on the TV. I've since moved the wife back to her former laptop getneckid — running Windows 2000 — as this simplifies syncing her phone.

she had weird issues on stinky as well: it froze often after opening links from Evolution. The web browser seemed to be the culprit, but I tried both Firefox and Opera and the same thing happened. I'm going to install the latest Ubuntu to test it further, and also to investigate the hibernate function which I couldn't get to work, even after I set it up on a FreeDOS partition (hibernation uses a file rather than a partition for saving the hibernation data) and confirmed that it will hibernate from FreeDOS.

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