15 Jun 2005 mjcox   » (Master)

New PC tablets

I saw a couple of Fujitsu Point 1600 tablets going on ebay for US$150 for the pair and couldn't resist. My house already has a number of Fujitsu Point 510 tablets around with a simple Perl/TK interface to control heating, lighting, security, house cams, incoming phone calls and so on. But the old 510's were starting to show off their less than impressive specs 56Mb 75MHz 256 colour. The 1600 is a bit better at 160Mb and 166MHz with enough graphics ram to go to 24 bit colour at 800x600. Fortunately the 1600 is pretty similar to the 510 externally so the wall mount is the same, and in fact they use the same LCD and touchscreen so I can use the 510's as backlight spares (isn't it wacky when you can get a new 510 for about half the price of a replacement backlight for the LCD). Of course now I have faster tablets it means I'm likely to write more GUI to slow them back down again.

New Fedora Stats

I've been generating some more useful Fedora stats over the last few days, but I'm going to save them until FudCon next week so I've something new to talk about. I've also been adding some bookmarks to my phone so I can grab a few webcam geocaches in Karlsuhe and Frankfurt. Meanwhile the rest of the security team has been busy pushing out a lot of older 'moderate' and 'low' rated serverities whilst there isn't many 'important' rated issues in the queue.

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