ModdedSeptember 28, 2008 @ 09:09 pm ๐Ÿ”— Post Linkhome, Xbox Gaming, Burn After Reading, Buffalo Sabres Burn After Reading

Burn After Reading

For shits and giggles Iโ€™ve decided to mod my old xbox and put Linux on it. *adjusts pocket protector* Yes. Geeky. The community (404 link removed - Jan/24) behind this is extensive. I guess the geeks love socking it to Billโ€™s first console. There are at least eight or so distros of xbox linux. Heh. Anyway, to get it working required some tinkering under the hood. Fortunately I found a non-soldering method, (404 link removed - Jan/24) and after about 20m I had a new BIOS working and was booting into x-DSL! The only issue is getting the display to work properly. It seems to cut off at 800ร—600.. but Iโ€™m working on fixing that. The XBox controller functions as a mouse and there is an on screen keyboard (or you can Mod up a USB keyboard). Iโ€™m hoping to turn the xbox into a Media Centre or some such thing. It was just gathering dust anyway. This is kinda fun. *snort*

B. was away most of the afternoon with the dog at a class. So I was left with various chores. First I cleared the driveway of branches, broke them down and cleaning the garage a little. Then made a pot of chili for dinner, took out garbage, vacuumed and did a few loads of laundry. I was pretty zonked after all that. In the evening we went to the cute theater in Bolton to see Burn After Reading. I enjoyed it. I love John Malkovich! Pitt was very funny as well. It was a curious little film. โญโญโญโญ

Sabres came back to beat the Leafs in OT in pre-season play tonight. They were losing 2-0 with 6m to play in third! Hopefully a sign of things to come.