Author: wpadmin

Hacking with React – A great book

I wanted to learn React, and I have been wandering around the Internet, looking at a zillion “how to get started” tutorials. I’m not sure what made me stop and look hard at Hacking with React, but I’m so glad I did. Hacking with React provides a great combination: a progression of straightforward, short lessons

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WiTi Router Board update

I have the Witi Router working now with SQM-QoS – the bufferbloat-fighting technology that has been implemented in OpenWrt. Read more about Bufferbloat at Bufferbloat and the Ski Shop. Demetris has made a build of OpenWrt Chaos Calmer (15.05) that has SQM-QoS built-in, so it’s a simple download and flash of the firmware. You can

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mqmaker.com WiTi Router – a new toy

I recently got my WiTi board from mqmaker.com – a high performance open-source router platform. It was funded from a IndieGoGo project and was based on OpenWrt, and thus is easy to customize. The project doesn’t have a lot of documentation yet, so I just updated its description in the OpenWrt wiki to describe the

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Comment to the FCC re: Consumer Router Firmware

Update: The deadline for filing has been extended to 9 October 2015, so you now don’t have any excuse for not sending in your opinion. I filed the following comment on the FCC page regarding the new Proposed Rule that would (ultimately) prohibit individuals from installing third-party firmware (such as OpenWrt, DD-WRT, Tomato, and the

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Bufferbloat and the Ski Shop

Bufferbloat is undesirable latency caused by a router buffering too much data. It makes your kids say, “The Internet is slow today, Daddy”. It’s caused by routers and other network equipment buffering (accepting for delivery) more data than can be delivered in a timely way. Bufferbloat causes much of the poor performance and human pain

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More magma…

We have been planning a trip to Iceland (mostly to see the aurora) next year. I am now looking into tours that go near the volcano at Bárðarbunga and Holuhraun as well. I think that land tours (I would love to stand next to the lava front) are out of the question, since the authorities

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A Memorization Tip

I have given out this tip in past years to people in Revels North who’re preparing for the Christmas Revels show… I found this trick for memorization in a wonderful book, Don’t Shoot the Dog, The new art of teaching and training, by Karen Pryor. It talks about modifying behavior — yours and others. (One

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Gettin’ my magma jollies!

I’ve been following Rei, a blogger from Iceland, who is reporting on the Bárðarbunga/Holuhraun volcano as it continues to erupt. It’s way more impressive/scary than I originally thought. It’s huge, with fresh lava covering 37 square km, or about 2/3 the size of Manhattan, and the magma fountains are shooting 300 feet or more in

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CeroWrt 3.10.50-1 Field Report

Comments on the CeroWrt 3.10.50-1 build that I installed on my WNDR3700v2 primary router: Seemed to install and configure properly (I retrieved the updated version with the lighthttpd fix) I used a local copy of config-cerowrt.sh (from https://github.com/richb-hanover/CeroWrtScripts#config-cerowrtsh) to configure the router to have my own DSL user/pw, SSID names, etc. mDNS seems to work

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