LCD hacks

Diffuser simulation

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I've already flipped the keyboard back to Qwerty and cleared out a bunch of unused applications. The LCD was easy to remove. A few screws and plastic snaps removed the bezel. Popped out the inverter, which only lowered power consumption by 10%. 7.0 watts to 6.3 watts, so just an extra half hour added to battery life. However, outdoor use usually requires a cranked up backlight, which raises power to 8.7 watts. For this specific situation, the power savings are significant. Using the CLI instead of X saves 0.6 watts (less wakeups). Black text on a white background saves another 0.3 watts (less active pixels). It all adds up.

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