Later Saturday and most of today (Sunday), though, was difficult. The Linux part was over, and I was back to setting up test systems. Today, especially, was a Bad Computing Day. Ever had one of those? Sometimes, you're just better off putting down the screwdriver, closing down the install programs, and going outside or something. I damn near fried an SFF system, or at least it seemed so for a good 20 or 30 minutes there when I couldn't get it to come back to life. Then I got it booting again, but... well, wait for the review. Heh. On another box, I discovered a pair of registered DDR400 DIMMsCAS 2, no lesswon't boot at anything but 333MHz. (These Opteron/FX motherboards don't offer lock-it-down manual control over RAM clock speeds. I suppose I need to have a look into the SPD to confirm this RAM isn't just the wrong type.) Anyhow, bizarre stuff, as is typical on a Bad Computing Day.
Regardless, actual articles will come out of these projects. With luck, we'll have one or two of them soon, so stay tuned.