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New toys.

Posted 12-29-2010 at 11:01 AM by peonuser

Well now that what used to be called Russia is mandated to use linux, will we go from an arms or space race to a linux race? Food for thought...

Anyway the Insignia Infocast 8 inch tablet was on sale for sixty seven dollars, I had to get it. I have not opened the box yet. Lots of other things to do. If the browser still works with it, it will be a possible replacement for the ipad and or ipad touch.

Got a 1g switch for xmas. Needed that. My brother gave me his old linksys wrt54g v8. Maybe I can do something with it.

Happy new year.
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    Neat! now if only you could rip that Chumby linux OS off and put android on there ;P... However, You would probably have to build extra drivers for that media card reader. Or you might not get it working at all.
    Posted 12-29-2010 at 01:21 PM by lumak lumak is offline
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    Not really a fan of android so far. The main thing I want to use it for is to use it as a home automation controller. Anything else is a plus.
    Posted 12-30-2010 at 02:08 AM by peonuser peonuser is offline
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    You can flash the WRT54G2 with DD-WRT. I'm pretty sure it will work for yours as well.
    Posted 12-30-2010 at 07:27 PM by lupusarcanus lupusarcanus is offline
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    That country is still called Russia. It was the center of what used to be called the Soviet Union.

    Have fun with DD-WRT if you decide to play with that. I saw another thread where someone had used that to make a wifi to wifi repeater. I thought that was pretty awesome.

    Then there are competitors to DD-WRT that can also do some pretty special things on such a simple machine.
    Posted 12-31-2010 at 09:34 AM by stress_junkie stress_junkie is offline
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    I run dd-wrt on my wrt54gl. The wrt54gv8 will not run openwrt or the like. It will run dd-wrt, so I am told but it also had hardware issues. Probably why my brother gave it to me. I may reflash it and use it on an intranet (not internet) as a access point for the home automation project.
    Posted 12-31-2010 at 12:11 PM by peonuser peonuser is offline


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