Intel(r) PineView PCI Accelerated SVGA BIOS Error When Installing Linux From a USB Thumbdrive

So, you have yourself a netbook or some equally underpowered laptop with an Intel Atom processor, and you are finding your computer getting stuck with a message reading like Intel(r) PineView PCI Accelerated SVGA BIOSBuild Number:1818 PC 14.34 06/19/2009 01:29:40DECOMPILATION OR DISASSEMBLY PROHIBITEDCopyright (C) 2000-2003 Intel Corp. All Rights Reserved.“ when trying to install Linux. […]

Show Databases, Tables and Columns in PostgreSQL

Man….why is it that every time I stop using PostgreSQL for more than a month I immediately forget how to list tables and columns? Here’s a listing for posterity. Show Databases MySQL: SHOW DATABASES; PostgreSQL \l Show Tables MySQL: SHOW TABLES; PostgreSQL \d Show Columns MySQL: SHOW COLUMNS; PostgreSQL \d+ tablename Show Yourself Out (exit) […]

Changing the Screen Resolution for Raspberry Pi in Debian Wheezy

The Raspberry Pi has two video outputs, an HDMI output and some stanky old component composite video output that you would expect to see on the back of an old VCR. Using the HDMI output on a newer LCD screen will result in an amazingly crisp image that is quite impossible to read unless you […]

Raspberry Pi VS. Netbooks

The Raspberry Pi was released in February after a development period where it was touted as being an affordable computer for schoolchildren, and immediately sold out to a horde of greedy neckbeards. The two companies doing the manufacturing are still making batch after batch to sell to all of the people who backordered it, myself […]