Author: wpadmin

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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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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