Gig-E, Screen Sharing, and Screen Sharing (Don’t try this at home)

Recursive Screen Sharing (After a minute or so, the switch turned off the port connected to the laptop…) Addendum: Today (22Dec), Byron, Phil, and I attempted VNC-doom: 3 laptops, 1 gigabit-ethernet switch, and an attempt at a full 3-way mesh of screen sharing. We found bugs. Lots of annoying little bugs. The most entertaining/frustrating version was inducing one-way visibility in the clients. So we didn’t get the full-mesh going today, but we got some really pretty pictures from having two loops running at once. Maybe after a round or two of bug fixing (if reports have any effect), we’ll give
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Categories: Entertainment, OS X, Silly Stuff, and Tech.

Use all your speakers under OS X 10.4

Something that had been bothering me for a while is that I have a full 5.1 setup hooked up to my MacBook Pro (via a USB SoundBlaster Live sound card), but generally end up using only two of the speakers. While native 5.1 content (DVDs, HD trailers) does play out all six speakers, any stereo source (like music in iTunes) uses only the two front speakers. Most annoyingly, the subwoofer just sits there doing nothing. I finally figured out how to make stereo sound sources take advantage of the entire setup, with the help of various tools. Luckily, these are
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Categories: OS X and Toys.