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Wireless Bridge Mode on Asus RT-AC66U

So you took the plunge to get a good router instead of a flaky $40 plastic box of crap. Good choice. But if you use a wireless bridge then you probably should be aware of the following problem and fix. There are numerous huge gaping security holes in the older (and possibly, depending on when […]

How to add Folding@Home Screensaver (FAHScreensaver) to XScreenSaver

I found myself wanting to put FAHScreensaver in as a proper screensaver in Linux, partially because it looks nice but mostly because the idle detection in Linux by Folding@Home seems to be broken. So here are some steps to make that happen. These steps assume you have root or otherwise privileged access to the machine […]

How to squeeze the most of your ancient Thinkpad T20, T21, and T22 on Linux

If you’re like me, you just can’t bring yourself to get rid of a perfectly usable computer, particularly an old Thinkpad workhorse. However, in the case of my Thinkpad T21, even in Linux it is being forced into obsolescence, primarily by the graphics card (01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Graphics Ltd. 86C270-294 [SavageIX-MV] (rev 13)). […]

How to use WatchESPN / ESPN3 in Linux

So you pay for a cable/dish subscription, and want to be able to use the WatchESPN/ESPN3 website to watch live content. But for some reason it just doesn’t work on Linux. Turns out, the Adobe Flash plugin depends upon the now defunct HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) to assist in mediation of DRM protected content. The […]

A ham radio operator’s guide to the 2014 SouthEast LinuxFest

  Simplex Talk-In Frequency (Simplex): 147.555 Local Repeaters: 145.23- | May require Tone 118.8 MHz – Operated by Mecklenburg ARS Located on Spencer Mountain, its antenna is at 1574 feet above sea level, which is almost 900 feet above average terrain. The Johnson CR1100 puts out about 100 watts ERP into a four bay commercial […]

The Lost Art of the Friday Work Whistle

Call it the 5 o’clock whistle. The 5 o’clock send off. The weekend blastoff. The weekend work whistle. The Friday work whistle. Whatever. The point is, hardly anybody does this anymore, and it’s a shame. Below are the ONLY specimens I can find that aren’t some lame DJ blowing a referee’s whistle… but REAL Friday […]