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Ah, Computers and the Web! I like them. I use them even more than I like them. And the Web. And Linux.
Everybody loves links.
Where would the internet be if all sites actually featured content!
So here below are a few sites I like, in no particular order.
> BookCrossing
Like books? Others might too. This site is about sharing, hiding and hunting them.
> Something Awful
Favorite humourous site on the web.
> Nichtlustig
German Webcomic. Hilarious if you like it, boring if you don't. "Nicht lustig" means "not funny".
> Nice Tits
Those people like watching tits and have pictures of them.
Unfortunalety that site died, you may try with the wayback machine. For more adult fun, try the next link!
> Galumpia
A lot of dirty, dirty pictures.
> Adding Depth to illusions
Watch classical optical illusions in 3D. Mind-boggling.
> Uncyclopedia
The free encyclopedia of politically incorrect non-information.
> The plural of 'virus'
It is probably non-existant and likely not what you think it is.
> Opera
is the best web browser in the world and has a good email client as well. Works on several platforms, including MacOSX, Linux and other Unices.
> Total Commander
A File Manager for Win32 I can not work without.
> True X-Mouse
An excellent tool to bring Unix-like window handling and mousing to Windows.
> Gentoo Linux
Last but not least the best Linux as of yet.
Click here to see what a famous person has to say about it.
You might want to head over to the project section too, there are some more links, some of which actually have something to do with myself!
Computer-related Writings
> 5 Rules for running into trouble using Linux
> My History Long boring tale on how I came to using computers and Linux.
> Why I call myself "nephros" on the Internet.
> Reverse Geek: I am a geek now; I didn't used to be; how I became one.
Shell and other scripts
These are some handy shell scripts I use. They WorkForMe™, but might i or might not break on your systems.
Consider these scripts
BSD-licensed should you care for legal things. Most of it is rather basic, text-book class stuff though. More programming work can be found under the project section in the Navbar.
> use.sh|mask.sh|unmask.sh
symlink link this script to use.sh, mask.sh and unmask.sh to easily manage your /etc/portage files.
Example: use.sh dev-libs/openssl bindist
mask.sh =dev-db/mysql-5.0.15
> installkernel.sh
run from your linux source dir installs all files relevant for kernel updates.
> google4
throw a string at it and it will launch a google search presented in an automatically selected browser choosinf the right one for console, framebuffer or X.
> untar
tar -x, tar -xJ, tar -xz, unzip etc All-in-One. Multimedia-enabled through Blackslash-A Technology.
> space2_
useful for mp3s to get rid of those pesky filenames with spaces.
> lowercase
lowercase everything - I use it for my mp3 dirs.
Here some tidbits of information on my current main computer. I maintain and/or use a couple of other systems as well, but this is my home desktop box. The other hardware is lited below.

There is some information on how to
configure this hardware below for use with Linux.
Screenshots of my desktop.
Peole seem to like to know how other peoples desktops look like. So for you here are a few.
Those are clickable by the way.
screenerneppi7.jpg screenerneppi4.jpg
running KDE 4.3 running XFCE4
screenerneppi6.jpg screenerneppi5.jpg
running KDE 3.3 running OpenBox3
Specs and Configuration
Other computers and computer-like hardware:
Hostname: hecatomb OpSys: Gentoo Linux 10.0 Main Use: Desktop Type: HP xw8200 Workstation CPU0: Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 3.40GHz CPU0: Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 3.40GHz RAM: 16GB ECC PC3200 DDRAM Disk: Seagate ST3320620AS 320GB SATA Video: nVidia Quadro FX 3400
Hostname: chalice OpSys: Gentoo Linux 2007.0 Main Use: Router, MythTV box, Fileserver, Webserver Type: mATX Silent PC CPU: Mobile AMD Sempron 3000+ @ 800MHz RAM: 768MB PC400 DDRAM Disk: 2x 300GB Samsung SATA Video: nVidia GeForce3 Ti200
Hostname: hemlock OpSys: Gentoo Linux 2007.0 Main Use: Mobile Desktop Type: HP Compaq nx6125 CPU: Mobile AMD Sempron 3100 @ 1800MHz RAM: 512MB DDRAM Disk: ST9402113A ATA-100 drive Video: ATI Radeon XPRESS 200M (PCIE)
Hostname: hydralisk OpSys: HP/UX 10, Gentoo Linux 2005 Main Use: misc server, Gentoo HPPA testing, HP/UX training Type: HP Visualize C160 CPU: HP PA-RISC PA-8000 @ 180MHz RAM: 2GB DDRAM Video: 3-D Visualize-48XP
Hostname: zaurus OpSys: OpenZaurus 3.4 Main Use: PDA Type: Sharp Zaurus SL5500 CPU: Intel SA-1110 StrongARM @ 206MHz RAM: 64MB + 16MB Flash Video: 240 x 320 ref. TFT 65,536 color LCD
OpSys: Kickstart 1.2, WorkBench 1.3D Main Use: Subject of Nostalgia Type: Commodore Amiga 500 CPU: Motorola MC 68000 @7.14MHz RAM: 512KB+512KB Video: Composite Video Output
Type: Nintendo Entertainment System Main Use: Subject of Nostalgia, Dust Receptacle AND Gaming ;) CPU: MOS Custom 6502 @1.79MHz RAM: 2K Video: Composite Video Output 256 x 240
Decomissioned systems:
Hostname: scourge OpSys: Gentoo Linux Main Use: Desktop Type Custom Motherboard: Asus A7M266-D CPU0: AMD AthlonXP 1800+ CPU1: AMD AthlonXP 1800+ RAM: 2560MB PC2100 DDR RAM (reg. ECC) Video: nVidia GeForce 7600GT 512MB Audio: Creative Live! 5.1 Digital C-Media I8738 IDE Contoller: Silicon Image CMD 680 Ultra ATA-133 RAID Controller NIC: Realtek RTL-8169 Gigabit Ethernet Optical Drives: LITE-ON LTR-52246S CD Recorder JLMS XJ-HD165H, DVD-ROM drive ASUS CD-S500/A, CD-ROM drive Magnetic Drives: Maxtor 6Y060L0, 60GB ATA DISK drive Maxtor 6Y080P0, 80GB ATA DISK drive Printers: Xerox DocuPrint 4510PS HP DeskJet 650C Other Hardware: Logitech QuickCam Pro2000 Saitek Cyborg 3D Digital Gravis GamePad Pro Competition PRO USB (yes, that's the one from Amiga times!)
Hostname: grzusuwsc082.sft OpSys: Sun Solaris 8 Main Use: Dayjob Workstation Type: Sun Blade 2500 CPU: 2 x UltraSPARC IIIi @ 1.6GHz RAM: 2GB DDRAM Video: Sun XVR1200, 1920x1200 on 24.1in LCD
Hostname: uxsun021 OpSys: Sun Solaris 10 (SunOS 5.10) Main Use: Home Workstation, Solaris training Type: Sun Blade 1000 CPU: 2 x UltraSPARC III @ 750MHz RAM: 1.5GB DDRAM Disk: 75GB FibreChannel SCSI drive 10000RPM Video: Sun XVR1000, 1152x900
Main Use: Gaming Type: Nintendo GameCube CPU: IBM PowerPC 750CXe 'Gekko' @ 485MHz RAM: 24MB + 16MB Video: ArtX 'Flipper' 24bit; TV-out
Hostname: drone OpSys: OpenBSD 3.4 STABLE Main Use: Firewall/Router/Terminal Type: IBM Personal Computer 300GL Model 6282830 CPU: Intel Pentium MMX @ 200MHz (133MHz*1.5) RAM: 64MB + 32MB = 96MB = 98304KB = 640KB + 97664KB Video: Cirrus CL GD5446 2MB (expanded to 4MB) NIC: 3com Etherlink XL/3c900B rev. A (PCI) D-Link DE530-CT+ rev b4 (digital 21041PB) (PCI)
Hostname: cheops OpSys: Debian GNU/Linux stable Main Use: Firewall/Router Type: HP, model unknown CPU: Intel Pentium @166MHz RAM: 64MB EDO-RAM Video: Tseng Labs Inc ET4000 NIC: Intel Ethernet Pro 100 Realtek RTL-8029
Hostname: knecht OpSys: Gentoo Linux Main Use: Firewall/Router Type: Custom CPU: Intel Pentium II @350MHz RAM: 256MB Video: Voodoo Banshee NIC: RealTek RTL-8029 RealTek RTL8139
OpSys: Woz Integer BASIC in ROM, DOS3.3 Main Use: Dust Receptacle Type: Apple //e (gave it away to a Grazian Apple fan) CPU: MOS 65c02 @1.02MHz RAM: 64K Video: Composite Video Output
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Graphics have been mangled with ImageMagick and The Gimp.
The coding is fully compliant XHTML 1.0 Strict.
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Gentoo and the "g" logo are trademarks of Gentoo Technologies, Inc. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds. Solaris is a trademark of SUN Microsystems, Inc. SPARC is a trademark of SPARC International, Inc. Other trademarks used in this text are hereby explicitly acknowledged, caveat lector.
last updated 20100118