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VIA Technologies, Inc. releases Linux video driver source

VIA Technologies, Inc. has made code for their ProSavage, ProSavage DDR and Unichrome drivers available over at

Of particular interest to the growing number of Linux enthusiasts and customers utilizing VIA EPIA mainboards, is the source for the S3 Graphics UniChrome family display driver for version 2.6.x kernels. The UniChrome family display driver supports the VIA CLE266 and the new VIA CN400 Digital Media chipsets featured on the popular VIA EPIA M series and VIA EPIA SP series mainboards respectively, and will provide developers with the flexibility to autonomously incorporate support for latest applications based on VIA hardware.

Perhaps my Ubuntu machine will at long last be able to play DVDs at a reasonable speed.


More Fun with Google Maps

Just some random links:

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Using Terraserver…

Dan bookmarked this site on how to use the Terraserver so he could remember it later, so I'm doing the same. Other things of interest are Jef P's Acme Mapper, now with color images.


Coin Sampler

Thiago has created a Coin Sampler, basically a loop based synthesizer that is programmed by moving coins on a rotating turntable. As each coin passes under an IR sensor, it triggers the playing of a particular sound.

Addendum: Check out what this MIT guy did with two turntables and a similar idea.

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