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Serial is not always for breakfast.

Posted 07-15-2012 at 11:23 PM by peonuser
Updated 07-15-2012 at 11:26 PM by peonuser

Going through the old stuff again. Found the old Nslu2 with the installed original firmware. Found an article about installing Debian 6 on it. You know you have to try it. Success at that. Installed Boa to use as a local server. maybe some home automation with an arduino interfaced to it.

Found my old Palm pdas and seemed to remember that they could be a dumb terminal. Hmmmm. Perfect for the Nslu2. Installed ptelnet on the units. So you know one has to try it with the Nslu2. After...
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Odds and ends.

Posted 07-10-2012 at 10:51 AM by peonuser

Looking at my old web server hardware docs to see what upgrades it might take. Lo and behold, a slot 1 pIII cpu could be a replacement for the old slot 1 pII cpu. Grabbed the parts bin and whoopie there was not only a pIII, but faster than what I already had. Did the swap and now the web server is so much peppier. That was so successful, we upgraded another machine with good results.

As for the web server, we restalled it from scratch. Installing the web based apps is generally easy....
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Antenna booster?

Posted 06-17-2012 at 10:30 PM by peonuser

Simple wifi reflector: http://www.meetdageeks.com/2012/06/wifi-reflector.html
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wireless

Posted 06-01-2012 at 01:41 PM by peonuser
Updated 06-02-2012 at 04:18 PM by peonuser

Better network protection?
ap > router > network

Better wireless input

usb1 > vm1 > \
usb2 > vm2 > | - vm4 (router with inputs bonded) > virtual nic > pc
usb3 > vm3 > /
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Hmmm..

Posted 05-28-2012 at 12:36 PM by peonuser

Seems awful convenient that with the alleged hard drive shortage, that prices for drives will go even higher. Sometimes I get the sense that with the price of drives of going up, there is no incentive to retool and produce more drives. There is less cost from having less factories and with more profit per drive becase of demand, therefore there is a doubly wider profit margin. With people addicted to having to have media warehouses to put it nicely, makes the hard drive manufacturers even more greedy....
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