Thursday, September 29, 2005

Dual head with Xinerama using Ubuntu/Breezy compaq nc6000

I finally got around to hooking up a second monitor to my Ubuntu/Breezy laptop and convinced xorg.conf to 'do the right thing'.

The compaq nc6000 notebook has the "ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon Mobility 9600/9700 M10/M11 (RV350 NP)" video card
and has a video out at the back.

Here is my /etc/X11/xorg.conf with Xinerama (move windows from one screen to another). The aging Compaq monitor sits to the left of the nc6000 laptop.

Here is a copy of my configuration: xorg.conf-dual-head-xinerama

Monday, September 26, 2005

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Various Niagara Falls panoramas

Niagara Falls panorama from Maid of the Mist (6 Photos) (cropped)

Originally uploaded by marcn.

See the other panoramic shots of Niagara Falls and others in my
Panorama Photos
photo set on

The free (as in beer), Windows-only app autostitch does an excellent job stitching the photos together. Autostitch works great using the wine emulator on Linux (Ubuntu/Breezy)

Friday, September 23, 2005

comment spammers topical news articles

I got two comment spam using text from one of the AP news feeds. Looks like they are trying to game google's blog search engine by hooking themselves to breaking news keywords.

Name: SPAM PRODUCT | E-mail: | URI: http://SPAM | IP:

HOUSTON - Hurricane Rita roared toward the Texas and Louisiana coasts early Friday, a major Category 4 storm that spurred a traffic-snarled exodus toward higher ground and fears it could cripple the heart of the nation’s petrochemical industry.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Unusual 'home decorated' car

Unusual home decorated car

Originally uploaded by marcn.

Today was our 15th anniversary and we had a nice lunch at Pickety Place in Mason. There was this cool home-decorated truck with sea shells, horseshoe crabs, rays, etc in the parking lot. Delivering salmon for the entree?

Take a look at the full set of photos

Sunday, September 18, 2005

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Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Trying out Google SiteMap using WordPress plugin

A friend was asking today about how to improve her site's ranking in google and it got me thinking of adding Google's SiteMap and gave Arne Brachhold's WordPress plugin a try. It was amazingly simple to install and

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Photos from today's MyAct production of Macbeth


Originally uploaded by marcn.

Collection on Flickr

Personally I think "Macduff's son" had an excellent death scene. (Yay Spencer!) The stage crew was also particularly good. (Go Griffin!)

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Saturday, September 10, 2005

Merrimack's Community Theatre production this weekend

This weekend is MyAct's production of Shakespeare's "Scottish Play" (or as the hoi polloi call it "MacBeth")

September 10th at 7pm and September 11th at 3pm at the Wasserman Park Theater in Merrimack. Tickets are available at the door.

Spencer has a couple of rolls and Griffin is on stage crew. I'll post some photos tomorrow after the second performance.

Monday, September 5, 2005

Bunch of kids' art


Originally uploaded by marcn.

We are weeding through some of the kids' artwork today and photographing a bunch of it. The originals are then off the the trash can...

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