Using SNA acceleration for Xorg

I’ve been getting micro hiccups on Xorg + gnome-shell using Intel HD Graphics for quite some time now; lag when switching virtual desktops, alt-tabbing apps, and even sometimes when typing in the terminal (local, not over SSH!). I’ve noticed it on both this current machine, a Samsung Series 9 NP900X3C with Intel HD 4000 Graphics, […]

Fastboot on the Intel Yolo

See anything interesting? [root@mzito ~]# lsusb Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub Bus 002 Device 012: ID 8087:09ef Intel Corp. Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux […]

Got an Intel Yolo

So I couldn’t resist… I picked up an Intel Yolo today: I just happened to be at Sarit Center and saw that Safaricom had them on demo. I was pretty impressed, the thing is pretty snappy, the battery apparently lasts forever, and it was only 11,000 shillings ($125). It’s a very competitive phone for its […]

Fastest mulika mwizi in Kenya

I upgraded my Nokia 1202 (known as the mulika mwizi in Kenya) to get some more performance out of it… before and after: I know it’s ONLY a Core i7-2600 (no overclocking!), but maybe I’ll throw an SSD in next… Or! Maybe a Beowulf cluster of mulika mwizis!