Sunday, March 20, 2011

maple sap boil @ home

maple sap boil @ home #NH, originally uploaded by marcn.

Trevor has tapped four trees and started the boiling down of the maple sap.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Super Perigee Moon tonight

DSC01770.JPG, originally uploaded by marcn.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

I choose you!

I choose you!, originally uploaded by marcn.

From Penny Arcade East's Expo

Penny Arcade Expo 2011

Pano of PAX, originally uploaded by marcn.

Panorama of PAX (aka PAXeast)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery are in Bedford

The Tibetian monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery have a cultural presentation last night at the Bedford, NH that included a slideshow, demostrations of prayers, debating and the creation of a mandala.

Drepung Gomang Monks

More photos can be found here: To view as a slideshow, click here:

Monday, March 7, 2011

synergy on Ubuntu/Debian desktops

I have three monitors in my home office connected to two different systems, which gives a lot of screen space, but I don't want to use two sets of keyboard/mouse. The open source package synergy lets you do that. (It also works on Windows systems too)

Sitting in front of me is nyx.local, an hp EliteBook 8530w (Ubuntu/Maverick) in a docking station connected to two monitors, keyboard and mouse. To the right is a monitor from an hp workstation xw8000 named mm.local (Debian/Lenny). It is a tucked away in the corner and a bit hard to get to the power button.

My morning routine is:

  1. Boot nyx.local and log in

  2. power on mm.local using Wake-on-LAN (WOL): sudo wakeonlan 00:11:85:ad:eb:ca

  3. Wait a minute to mm.local to boot and autologin

  4. Start the synergy server on the system I'm in front of: synergys

  5. Run the synergy client on the other system: ssh -f mm.local synergyc nyx.local

Now when I slide the mouse to the right it moves focus to the remote system!

Here is the ~/.synergy.conf file.

section: screens
section: links
right = mm.local
left = nyx