I bought a Dell-branded product this afternoon. That was a mistake I will not repeat. Summary: the 2713UM only reaches its rated 2560×1440 resolution when connected via DVI-D. On HDMI it is limited to 1920×1080; on VGA to 2048×1152. This $700 and supposedly professional-grade monitor is thus functionally inferior to the $300 Auria I still… Continue reading Dell UltraSharp 2713 monitor – bait and switch warning
reposurgeon has been stable for several months now, since the Subversion dump analyzer got to the point where people stopped appearing in my mailbox with the Pathological Subversion Repository Fuckup Of The Week. Still, every once in a longer while somebody will materialize telling me they have some situation in a repo conversion that they… Continue reading Your money or your spec
I’ve been working on GPSD a lot recently – we’re heading towards a 3.10 release with a lot of new features. As part of this release I’ve decided to ship a HOWTO on setting up a high-quality NTP time server using GPSD. In the course of working on that, I’ve had an idea. The idea… Continue reading Stratum 1 time server on a tiny SBC?
I had a very curious experience recently. I discovered that I know what it’s like to be insane. No, save the obvious jokes; this is interesting. This came about because I read a magazine article somewhere which I cannot now identify – recent, online, a relatively prestigious publication with a tradition of think pieces –… Continue reading Sometimes I hear voices