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News Item - Triple Hard Drive Rotary Switch! Triple boot FTW!
by Andrew on 29/08/2011 9:34:44 PM

If you've been following, I've got a 5 node Helmer cluster in the works. 5 node cluster not exciting? Well, what if every node has a hardware rotary switch providing triple boot powah?!
Triple Hard Drive Rotary Switch! Triple boot FTW!
News Item - My IKEA Helmer Cluster - standing on the shoulders of giants
by Andrew on 20/06/2011 10:11:34 PM

You might have come across these before, as in 2008 a few people created a Linux cluster using the IKEA Helmer cabinet (or drawers) as a base. Brilliant idea and something that I've wanted to do for quite some time - until now. Now I'm building one for myself.
My IKEA Helmer Cluster - standing on the shoulders of giants
News Item - Make your own Power or Hard Drive LED's - Add some blinky blinky to your custom builds.
by Andrew on 19/06/2011 4:10:01 PM

While building my IKEA Helmer Cluster I wanted to see if the node (a single drawer containing a complete PC) was turned on and if it had any hard drive activity. Pretty simple idea right? Turned out to be quite simple indeed and also extremely cheap to do.
Make your own Power or Hard Drive LED's - Add some blinky blinky to your custom builds.
News Item - Make your own fan filters
by Andrew on 19/06/2011 3:46:18 PM

Cheap, quick and easy. No more chasing down weird sizes like 40mm, 50mm, 70mm or 200mm!!
Make your own fan filters
News Item - New site coming!
by Andrew on 19/06/2011 3:43:05 PM

The time has finally come - I need to ditch the idea that I need to code my website from scratch (line by line, no pluggins or 'borrowed' code) and use a nice CMS. Won't be no WordPress site, that's for sure!
New site coming!
Linux - SuperTuxKart 0.7 has been released
by Andrew on 31/12/2010 2:45:58 PM

It's been over a year, though 0.7 has been released in time for Christmas and New Years!! Lots of changes - read on for more!
SuperTuxKart 0.7 has been released
News Item - Installing and Using Steam on Linux
by Andrew on 31/12/2010 2:21:55 PM

I've just stumbled upon a new site that's dedicated to using the Steam Client on Linux (specifically Ubuntu 10.10). Great resource for the Linux gamers out there!
Installing and Using Steam on Linux
Linux - Warsow 0.6 Released
by Andrew on 31/12/2010 2:17:57 PM

Warsow 0.6 has been released for Christmas and the New Year! It's been a long time since the last update (16 months) so there's obviously plenty of new things to check out!
Warsow 0.6 Released
News Item - This site isn't dead - just sleeping :)
by Andrew on 31/12/2010 2:04:59 PM

Looking to do a revamp in the new year, focusing more on what I'm into.
This site isn't dead - just sleeping :)
Linux - Warsow 0.5 Released
by Andrew on 4/10/2009 9:59:59 AM

After a very long time (nearly 18 months!) Warsow 0.5 has been released. Three additional gametypes have been added as well as new maps and tweaks. Don't let the '0.5' version number fool you, Warsow is very polished and well worth a download.
Warsow 0.5 Released
Linux - Nexuiz 2.5.2 Released
by Andrew on 3/10/2009 4:48:37 PM

With no updates since May, Nexuiz fans can rejoice with Nexuiz 2.5.2 being released! A new gamemode, a few extra maps and plenty of tweaks have made there way into this point release.
Nexuiz 2.5.2 Released
Linux - Ubuntu – Unwanted Poster-boy?
by Andrew on 21/08/2009 8:43:59 PM

When you're listing popular Linux distributions, you've got to include Ubuntu somewhere at the top. Similarly, when you're listing Linux distributions that are disliked by the hardcore Linux community, Ubuntu is again somewhere at the top.
Ubuntu – Unwanted Poster-boy?
Linux - PS3 Slim - No more Linux? Ahh, but for how long...
by Andrew on 20/08/2009 9:20:06 PM

Apart from the exciting new stats (33% smaller, 34% less power, US$299/AUD$499/€299/£249/¥29980) there was the news that it would no longer support other operating systems. Considering that some companies actually sell the PS3 pre-loaded with Linux and some rely on the PS3 for cluster duties, this must be upsetting news. But fear not...
PS3 Slim - No more Linux? Ahh, but for how long...
Linux - Review: Eeebuntu 3.0.1 NBR
by Andrew on 12/08/2009 10:13:08 PM

One of the downsides with the 70x and 90x EeePCs was that a modified version of Xandros Linux (loaded as the default) was a little too restrictive. The problem being that many Windows users didn't appreciate the change (nothing new there I know) of the custom Xandros and many Linux users wanted a distro that they had more control over.
Review: Eeebuntu 3.0.1 NBR
News Item - HeadshotGamer.com lives!!
by Andrew on 21/07/2009 8:02:30 PM

Not many updates in a while - but changes are in the pipeline!
HeadshotGamer.com lives!!
Linux - Nexuiz 2.5 has been released
by Andrew on 16/04/2009 10:32:09 PM

After nearly 12 months, we have a new version to play with! This is by no means a small release, there's plenty new and exciting.
Nexuiz 2.5 has been released
Linux - Glest 3.2.1 has been released
by Andrew on 15/02/2009 11:44:18 AM

Glest 3.2.0 was only recently released (8th of Feb) and now a minor update has been released to fix a few additional bugs.
Glest 3.2.1 has been released
Linux - Nvidia releases Linux driver version 180.29
by Andrew on 12/02/2009 8:04:58 PM

The big news is the added support for OpenGL 3.0 for GeForce 8 series and newer GPUs.
Nvidia releases Linux driver version 180.29
Linux - SuperTuxKart 0.6 has been released
by Andrew on 27/01/2009 9:06:58 PM

The next version of SuperTuxKart has been released, with much improved handling, new tracks, nitro instead of wheelies and a host of other changes.
SuperTuxKart 0.6 has been released
Linux - Review: Linux Mint 6 'Felicia'
by Andrew on 25/01/2009 4:06:29 PM

Based on Ubuntu 8.10, you might pass Linux Mint off as being yet another Ubuntu spin-off, though Mint has been around now for while (first release was on the 27th of August, 2006) and it's still a popular distribution, sitting in the number 3 spot on the Distrowatch page hit ranks.
Review: Linux Mint 6 'Felicia'
Linux - Review: Fedora 10
by Andrew on 19/01/2009 11:30:49 PM

I've previously reviewed Fedora 10 Beta and I liked what I saw, though was a bit jaded by the difficulties in setting up proprietary drivers. Much time has passed and Fedora 10 (final) was released on the 25th of November, 2008 – more than enough time for polish to be added and a hundred or so updates to fix the more obvious bugs.
Review: Fedora 10
Linux - Review: OpenSUSE 11.1
by Andrew on 17/01/2009 10:50:35 PM

OpenSUSE (in various forms) has been around for quite some time and has been quite popular with developers and business users. It currently holds Distrowatch's number 2 spot on the page hit ranking and has a thriving community of users. Each release has seen the distro improve, though it's still not a distro that jumps to mind when most people think of Linux.
Review: OpenSUSE 11.1
Linux - How to overclock Nvidia cards in OpenSUSE 11.1
by Andrew on 17/01/2009 2:23:05 PM

A short guide to overclocking Nvidia cards in OpenSuse, specifically 11.1 though this guide should work for OpenSUSE 10.x and 11.x.
How to overclock Nvidia cards in OpenSUSE 11.1
Linux - How to enable Nvidia drivers in OpenSUSE 11.1
by Andrew on 17/01/2009 1:54:44 PM

OpenSUSE, unlike Ubuntu and Mandriva, doesn't automate the installation and configuration of the proprietary Nvidia drivers though by following a few simple steps you can have your Nvidia hardware pumping.
How to enable Nvidia drivers in OpenSUSE 11.1
PC - How to overclock Nvidia cards in Windows Vista
by Andrew on 16/01/2009 9:39:02 PM

After recently overlocking my 8400GS under Linux I though I'd see if I'd get the same good results under Vista (32bit, SP1).
How to overclock Nvidia cards in Windows Vista
News Item - From Sempron 3800+ to Athlon 5000+: My Compaq Upgrade
by Andrew on 16/01/2009 8:46:37 PM

A while back I purchased a brand new Compaq (with warranty) from an auction house for next to nothing. It was packing some very average hardware; Windows Vista Home Basic, 3800+ (2.2Ghz single core) Sempron, 512MB DDR2 RAM, 80GB SATAII drive, on-board graphics, on-board sound and a Hippo 250W power supply. Not what you'd call a power PC, in fact, it was quite obsolete when I purchased it.
From Sempron 3800+ to Athlon 5000+: My Compaq Upgrade
Wii - Nintendo Wii desimates the best selling games list
by Andrew on 16/01/2009 6:59:26 PM

The Wii has shown that, while it cannot push out as many pixels as the competition, it can certainly blow them away when it comes to game sales.
Nintendo Wii desimates the best selling games list
News Item - Nvidia 8400GS overclocking: From (GPU/MEM) 450/400 to 580/480
by Andrew on 11/01/2009 11:25:09 PM

YMMV, though I've found that the budget card held a few surprises...
Nvidia 8400GS overclocking: From (GPU/MEM) 450/400 to 580/480
Linux - Nvidia releases Linux driver version 180.22
by Andrew on 11/01/2009 10:35:01 PM

Highlights include support for 9800GT, 9500GT (again?!) and a bunch of mobile versions!
Nvidia releases Linux driver version 180.22
Linux - How to overclock Nvidia cards in Ubuntu/Kubuntu 8.10 and 9.04
by Andrew on 9/01/2009 12:15:30 AM

This is a first for www.HeadshotGamer.com, though after searching the web for this information I thought it would be best to write up a quick 'HowTo' guide so that anyone else searching the interwibble for answers can quickly get their Nvidia cards overclocked.
How to overclock Nvidia cards in Ubuntu/Kubuntu 8.10 and 9.04
Linux - TORCS Version 1.3.1 Released
by Andrew on 20/12/2008 10:50:06 PM

For all you car racing nuts out there, "The Open Racing Car Simulator" 1.3.1 has been released and is available for download.
TORCS Version 1.3.1 Released
DS - Nintendo DSi Australian release date - not this Xmas
by Andrew on 26/11/2008 6:00:49 PM

If you've been following Japan's DSi release and were hoping for to purchase one for Christmas, well you better fire up eBay because you're not getting one over the counter in Australia this year.
Nintendo DSi Australian release date - not this Xmas
Linux - Ubuntu 9.04 'Jaunty Jackalope' – What to expect
by Andrew on 23/11/2008 11:25:42 AM

It seems only yesterday that 8.10 was released and now the 9.04 “Jaunty Jackalope” release cycle has fired into life. Truth be told, I wasn't very happy with Ubuntu 8.10. Yes, I did give it an honest go though for me it wasn't different enough from Hardy to justify replacing existing 8.04 installs and there were a number of known issues with getting the Nvidia proprietary drivers working.
Ubuntu 9.04 'Jaunty Jackalope' – What to expect
Linux - Review: Ubuntu 8.10 'Intrepid Ibex' – Missed the mark?
by Andrew on 22/11/2008 10:22:31 PM

As some people have gathered reading my previous distro reviews, I'm an Ubuntu user, so I was waiting with high hopes that the final release of 8.10 would serve as a meaningful upgrade. I've previously reviewed Alpha 2 (not really usable) and Alpha 4 (this was usable) and I was thinking it was going to win against arch rivals Mandriva and Fedora. Well, I was wrong.
Review: Ubuntu 8.10 'Intrepid Ibex' – Missed the mark?
News Item - Site update
by Andrew on 3/11/2008 7:05:17 PM

Over 18,000 visits and over 60,000 page views a month and growing!
Site update
Linux - Gaming and Linux software RAID – Your path to pwnage
by Andrew on 3/11/2008 3:28:23 PM

Hard drives are often forgotten as there isn't a huge amount you can do, apart from buy a Western Digital VelociRaptor. There is one more option though, using two (or more) inexpensive drives and RAID them together to increase the speed dramatically. This way you can get to high speed nirvana without destroying your budget.
Gaming and Linux software RAID – Your path to pwnage
Linux - OpenArena 0.8.1 released
by Andrew on 3/11/2008 1:13:25 AM

One of the best free first person shooters has just had a point release
OpenArena 0.8.1 released
Linux - Ubuntu 8.10 'Intrepid Ibex' has been released
by Andrew on 31/10/2008 12:07:46 PM

Ubuntu, arguably the most popular Linux distribution, has just released their latest version for the masses to consume.
Ubuntu 8.10 'Intrepid Ibex' has been released
Linux - Nvidia Linux drivers 177.80
by Andrew on 8/10/2008 10:32:06 PM

Just been released and adds compatibility with the GTX260, GTX280, 9800GTX+, 9800GT and 9500GT cards.
Nvidia Linux drivers 177.80
PC - Download Area 51 for free!
by Andrew on 6/10/2008 11:09:28 PM

Midway has released the game for free and the nice people over at Gamers Hell are hosting it.
Download Area 51 for free!



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