Archive for January, 2009

Aspire One Black Screen of Death

Updated 11/04/2012: If you can still boot into Windows, see Aspire One Black Screen of Death – Part 2 for a new utility from Acer that makes an update to the BIOS on a working Aspire One a lot easier.   Based on the amount of traffic this post still gets, and other sites with articles describing the same […]

Turn off the touchpad on the Aspire One

Touchpads drive me crazy! Fortunately, Acer was kind (and smart) enough to make Fn + F7 toggle it on & off. And, as an added bonus, this also works in Puppy Linux 4.1.2 retro k2.6.21.7! If I could see better, or had taken the time to read the manual, I may have discovered this on […]

Obama's inauguration at LEGOLAND

Via CNN:

Use your Acer AspireOne as an eBook reader

I’ve had a lot of .pdf files to read recently and thought pretty seriously about buying a Kindle so I could carry them around with me.  But, after a little research, and some thought, it looked like viewing .pdf’s on a Kindle was iffy at best and potentially a PITA if I had to convert […]

PACKETWARS video on YouTube

The first video from the DayCon 2008 PACKETWARS game is up at YouTube! This was my first year volunteering at DayCon / PACKETWARS and it was a blast! Lots of hard work and long days, but I’m ready to do it again.  Check out the video & for upcoming games, more videos and news.