Author: wpadmin

Update: VW TDI Diesel Goodwill

A couple news items on the VW Diesel Goodwill Package: I did get my 2.0L Goodwill package. It took about four weeks to arrive, and then I promptly used more than half of it on transmission service at VW. Sigh. They have announced a Goodwill Package for owners of 3.0L diesel engines. That program expires

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Bufferbloat on Packet Pushers

Back in October, I had the pleasure of chatting with Ethan Banks on the Packet Pushers podcast. In it, we talked about the definition of bufferbloat, and how it harms the performance of VoIP, gaming, and general internet use. (It’s the reason our children say, “The internet is slow today, Daddy.”) I also described how

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Debugging Webpack app’s with WebStorm 2016.1

[Update Sep 2016: I just posted a support request with Webstorm asking for an updated tutorial on this subject. It’s Ticket WEB-23528] It recently became possible to debug both server-side and client webpack applications with JetBrains’ WebStorm. The instructions came from a ticket WEB-20781, but they’re not in one place, so I figured I would

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Valley News Photo Contest

I took a few interesting photos this year, and screwed up my courage to enter them into the Valley News Amateur Photo Contest. Here are my two entries: Sunset, Post Pond, and Ice Flowers I’ll find out at the 2016 HomeLife show in March whether either is selected.

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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