I don't have any more x10, no more answering machine, no more turn-on-the-a/c-from-my-phone-remotely, and whatever else.
I don't run my own mail system anymore, and finally I've come to realize, I don't even use this kick ass machine I built to do any development (although today I got this itch to try and get rc5 to run on my G1, we'll see how long that lasts).
So I've got a big ol' box and all I do is get my email and .... yeah... get my email.
Oh, and I remote to my office machine.
Kinda sad really.
It doesn't require very much doing because for wahtever reason, the thing won't die.
[nixo@ip nixo]$ uname -a
Linux ip 2.4.18-14 #1 Wed Sep 4 11:57:57 EDT 2002 i586 i586 i386 GNU/Linux
[nixo@ip nixo]$ df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda2 1.7G 1.2G 389M 76% /
/dev/hda1 97M 9.0M 83M 10% /boot
none 30M 0 30M 0% /dev/shm
That's right folks, a kernel from 2002, with a 1.7 gig hard drive.
And the thing just keeps humming endlessly.
In fact ... you're soaking in it :)
At home I still like my X-10 and my Asterisk, but I'd be interested in seeing if I could move it to a computer that doesn't suck down quite so much power.
Something with a flash drive for its primary storage and a big disk that spins up only when needed when I do my nightly remote backups of my stuff at the data center.
realize, I don't even use this kick ass machine I built to do any
development (although today I got this itch to try and get rc5 to run
on my G1, we'll see how long that lasts).
Well shit me timbers. It builds and runs.
Took a little work, but wasn't I stunned when the damn thing fired up on my g1.
It doesn't seem to be able to do the network connection, but the fact that it does everything else (configure, and make up blocks and run them) stuns me.
I know nothing of the sockets layer on the g1, but it did compile so something must be there.
Ok, this makes it that much cooler if your G1 manages to hit the winning key. :)
Di Jun 21 2011 00:16:20 CESTvon IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored
I feel so ... ORDINARY.
After 15 years of having my home server directly attached to the Internet and acting as a gateway for the entire home network, today I switched things around and put the Verizon router out on the public side of the network where it is in "normal" installations.
PS: Tinkering with your modemrouter lets you feel a little less ordinary ;)
Aside from that, these routers also have a special port on them that allows the set-top boxen to have Internet access without having to plug in a separate Ethernet connection. Since this is FTTH and not cable, there is no DOCSIS ability due to the main video channels coming in on a one-way wavelength.
There are no open source drivers for this port, otherwise I would have switched the router to open source firmware a long time ago.
Finally, there are certain features of this system, such as Caller ID on your television, and the ability to program the DVR from the public Internet or from a mobile phone, that are only usable if you are using the original router with the original firmware.
Even with these limitations it still blows away what the cable company is offering.
Either they're trying harder in the down economy or they've figured out that it's easier to price match the cable company (or the phone company, if you *are* the cable company) the first time the customer asks.
hp now offers a wlan mouse? WTF? and... they say its lasting 9 months without recharge, which is a double their bluetooth counterparts?
Does anyone even make laptops without built-in bluetooth anymore?
Mi Aug 03 2011 15:43:35 EDT von Ford II @ UncensoredBut it does make the point that somebody other than me asks the question why do we have bluetooth AND wlan when you only need wlan.
yea, now that you can buy wlan mouses from HP... (with double battery life than their bueloot counterparts; 9 month instead of 4)
Sign posted in the bowling alley:
It was quite useful for me today when I found my cell service a bit lacking while eating at a diner, in a completely different town, which also happened to have one of those hotspots nearby.