I’m dreaming of a snowy FreeGeek…

Trying to catch up with everything, I just posted the pics I took of FreeGeek last December (2008). Hopefully I’ll get a chance to take some pictures of Wincycle for an East/West comparison.

The outside picture of FreeGeek covered in snow is really nice:

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Use your laptop as a monitor for external source. Finally!

I’ve been asking for a way to use my laptop as a monitor for an external video source for ever.

Consider the following scenarios:

  • I have a headless computer running and I want to poke at it at the console
  • A friend hands me a desktop computer and I want to know what works
  • My friend wants to bring their computer to me to fix, but I don’t have a monitor with me

Enter the Eiphan KVM2USB. This little box plugs into your USB port and provides VGA, PS/2, and USB ports so your laptop can pretend to be a monitor and keyboard/mouse. Slick! For sysadmins, this is a really cool tool. Continue reading