Increase your Comcast speed

This post by Uncle Jesse was brought to my attention today. He says that he found an article that suggested “moving the router away from the modem, and that line noise can cause significant slowdowns.” I’m going to have to give it a shot when I get home tonight and see if it helps me… Continue reading Increase your Comcast speed

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Canon Digital Rebel XTi

I recently acquired a Digital Rebel XTi. After patiently waiting for it to arrive, (I’ve been wanting a camera like this since Canon came out with the Digital Rebel years ago) I was a bit surprised to find that it is quite thicker than my Canon Rebel 2000 (35mm) camera. Oh well, I’m just happy… Continue reading Canon Digital Rebel XTi

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Map of the Internet

A link to this was posted to slashdot this morning. It’s a pretty interesting/entertaining map to read. It shows allocations of IP addresses across the IPv4 internet with unallocated blocks illustrated as grassy areas. For example, this server’s address (66.180.172.237) is in the “U.S.A” block, because it begins with a “66”. http://xkcd.com/c195.html When I moused… Continue reading Map of the Internet

How to make SSH more secure

I came across an article that has a few simple steps on how to secure SSH. I think they’re good tips and wanted to pass them on.

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Think you should advertise on ask.com? 4 reasons not to!

The easy answer is, “You shouldn’t.” After re-discovering ask.com at the eComXpo, I thought I’d give them a shot. I chose a few keywords that convert very well on the other search engines to run my test. I ran my test campaign on ask.com and found a few problems. Here’s what I discovered.

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So… you think you want to blog…

I’m still pretty new to blogging (as you can tell from my sporadic posts here.) Recently, I’ve been setting up some blogs for friends and family and I came across this blog post that has a great summary of 4 popular blogging platforms.

Backpacking GPS tips

I have a Garmin eTrex that I use with a version of Topo! that I purchased a few years ago. Last week, I took a backpacking trip into the Uintas. Here are a few things I learned on this trip. I will focus mostly on things I’m going to do next time to make better… Continue reading Backpacking GPS tips

MSN supporting Firefox?!?

Wow, maybe it’s a sign of the times, but I saw this message from MSN adCenter today: Firefox is Coming! Firefox is Coming! You asked for it, so here it is. Starting August 6, you’ll be able to use Microsoft adCenter with the Firefox 1.5 browser! Thank you for your patience while we make this… Continue reading MSN supporting Firefox?!?

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Nvidia support on SuSE 10.1

I’ve done this a couple of times now and thought I’d post details on how I did it. (Mostly so I don’t have to go searching around to find the links again.)

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