Archive for March, 2010

ISA is not fast

Using a pair of ISA IDE controllers for a mirror, and an ISA NIC is a recipe for sloooooow. md2 : active raid1 sda3[2] sdb3[1] 425600 blocks [2/1] [_U] [====>…………….] recovery = 24.3% (104064/425600) finish=10.5min speed=508K/sec Oh yeah.

March 30, 2010 · agw · No Comments
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Wireless network revamp completed

Nearly completed, anyway. The way it wound up is the old WRT54GL with DD-WRT still holds the internet connection. The WRT610N is bridged to it over LAN, and both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz networks are in use there. Final result is three wireless APs set up. The G network contains devices that only want to […]

March 25, 2010 · agw · No Comments
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Make Home Affordable: Conventional refi out of the question

Almost forgot to mention this. Obviously, US Bank never got back to me about a Home Affordable Refinance. Funny, I’m pretty sure that if I missed a payment I wouldn’t even have to ask them to call me! Anyway, with rates low again I looked into a conventional refinance. I obtained a few quotes, none […]

March 19, 2010 · agw · No Comments
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This post served over wireless

After deciding I was probably never actually going to get around to running CAT-5 in the new house, at least not in the near term, it was time to do something about the abysmal transfer rates offered by the powerline networking I had been using.

March 19, 2010 · agw · No Comments
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