Archive for October, 2005

So fragile Acer Aspire laptop

Monday, October 24th, 2005

I have a 2 year-old Acer Aspire laptop with Debian Linux installed.

Modern hardware have now chipsets with millions of capacitors. But finish is not perfect. For example, my laptop have a very bad connector for AC adapter. This connector have fragile solderings then during 4 weeks, I must branch my AC adapter in particulars position to have a connection ! After this, connector was broken and my laptop must be down…

Broken connector

My only solution was a complete dismantling and precise solderings. Thanks to Maxime Keller and CNRS laboratories.

CNRS solderings

Just blog it

Wednesday, October 5th, 2005

I decide on opening a blog !
Just another stupid blog ? Probably !
But my goal is not to talk about my exciting life. See my main reasons for blogging :

  • To avoid repeating my computer stories
  • To talk about computer science in general
  • To exchange computers problems/solutions
  • To practice English

Choice for blog software was between Dotclear and WordPress. I chose WordPress for his sorting features (large possibilities with categories) and because several Debian developers use it.

Just blog it !