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Calibrating Finger Input

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In Vista, if you have a capable screen, you can input not only with Wacom (“Penabled”) pens, but also with your finger. If you find that the calibration settings are completely off (which they seem to be by default), run in console as administrator:

tabcal novalidate

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February 2nd, 2008 at 2:11 am

Keeping cool in 2008

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Ahoy mateys. Apart from having a great start to this year with my external drive dying January 1st, one of my laptops has been overheating to a point where it’s unusable for any graphical or processor-intensive applications.

image My Antec Notebook Cooler arrived bright and early this morning. The unit comes with two modes, quiet and not-so-quiet. Even with the lower fan setting, my laptop is idling at around 70 degrees C instead of 90-100 degrees C without the cooling unit.

I’ll be writing a detailed post on the Antec Cooler’s effect on CPU and HD temperatures in the near future, once I’ve tested the unit for a longer period. No overheats, yet.

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January 12th, 2008 at 11:46 pm

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