Saturday, December 27, 2003

High geek weirdness

The Mini-ITX form factor motherboard allows you to build very small computers, which gives you room to come up with some creative case designs.

One fellow decided to fit his Windows XP box into an actual Windows XP box. He also made a second case for the dual-boot machine, for when he was running Linux. But what if the computer was in the Linux case while running Windows XP, or vice-versa? His solution was to make the motherboard fit upside-down into the Linux box, thus allowing a hacked assembly-language bootloader to query a tilt sensor and boot the appropriate OS.

This guy is using his considerable talent and creativity to come up with uniquely elegant solutions to problems that don't actually exist, and I applaud him for it.