Author: wpadmin

speedof.me

Doc Searls mentioned in passing that he uses a new speed test website. I checked it out, and it was very cool… www.speedof.me is an all-HTML5 website that seems to make accurate measurements of the up and download speeds of your internet connection. It’s also very attractive, and the real-time plots of the speed show

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New CeroWrt Router scripts

I posted a set of scripts that people can use to test, configure and debug their CeroWrt router installations. CeroWrt router firmware is a test bed for learning about and eliminating bufferbloat. The scripts are available on Github at https://github.com/richb-hanover/CeroWrtScripts. They include: betterspeedtest.sh – a script that emulates the famous (but limited) speedtest.net. This script

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Net Neutrality & Whitehouse.gov petition

There’s a Whitehouse.gov petition posted about Net Neutrality. It’s a little bit of a rant, but I agree with its punchline: No bandwidth modifications of information based on content or its source. This relates to a comment from Philip Greenspun’s blog (How many times do we have to pay for the same internet service?) If

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LibreSSL fork of OpenSSL

A small team of well-known developers from the OpenBSD team is working on a fork of OpenSSL, to be named LibreSSL. This group is going through the OpenSSL source code base and removing old/ancient distributions, reformatting the code to KNF (Kernel Normal Format), removing dead code, fixing bugs and improving the package documentation. They’re aided

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Heartbleed and InterMapper

I created an InterMapper probe that detects whether a web server is vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug. You can read about it on my Blueberry Hill Software blog at: http://blueberryhillsoftware.com/heartbleed-probe-for-intermapper/

Get your IRS transcript!

Why can’t the IRS tell me how much has been reported? Various companies and entities forward the same information to me and to them. If only I could look at the IRS’ notion of what has been reported, I could avoid rummaging around for all those scraps of paper at tax time. Well, now you

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Better than rm -rf /.Spotlight-V100

My MacBook Pro (10.9.2) was running slowly. I saw frequent spinning beach balls, systemstats was consuming 100% of the CPU on a regular basis, Apple Mail was grinding away indexing files, etc. The forums at discussions.apple.com contain all kinds of dicey recommendations about rm -rf /.Spotlight-V100 followed by “Works for me!” and “Didn’t work for

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Learning about Single Page Apps

I’ve been looking for a way to sort out Angular, Backbone, Bower, Grunt, Node, NPM, Yeoman and all the other buzzwords that get thrown around for writing a Single Page App for the web. There are many Youtube videos around: these videos stand out as excellent resources. Intro to Angular.js in 50 Examples (Part 1) The evolution

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And the H@ckfest results…

What a great weekend! What interesting ideas came from the H@ckfest! My team, the inforMED project, presented an idea for helping first responders (EMTs, ED triage) to get relevant data on their cell phone/tablet when they first encounter a patient. If the patient has one, the EMT would scan the token (RFID, QR code, NFC,

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