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September 2011 Archives

Custom CRT Resolution on NVIDIA GTX 460 -- September 5, 2011 1:15 AM

I have a dual monitor setup that consists of an old 19" CRT (Philips 109P) and a 20.1" 1600x1200 LCD (Samsung 204B). I've always just managed with having different resolutions on the monitors, but one thing that always bugged me is that the pixels were different sizes if I picked standard resolutions. When you drag a window from one monitor to the other you get an odd "zoom" effect. But I always knew that CRTs don't have fixed resolutions and you can pick whatever you want. I figured out the setup to create a custom resolution in Windows so the two differently sized monitors would match up exactly.

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Coder Grub - Quick Chunky Pasta Sauce -- September 5, 2011 12:29 AM

Even coders have to eat sometime. Check out my guest post on my wife's blog, Kitchen Trial and Error.

Summer is great for food because you can always find fresh ingredients at the local farmers' market or your own garden. Sometimes you bought (or harvested) a lot of great vegtables and don't know what to do with them. With no meal planned on a lazy Saturday afternoon, we were getting very hungry and needed something fast. I made a fresh pasta sauce from the tons of fresh vegtables in the house.

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