Saturday, February 27, 2010

A tragic collision has happened!

And it's funny as hell! Metallica, meet Journey:

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Tomato Firmware - 421 days on a Linksys WRT54G

This is just a short check-up on the whole Tomato Firmware and Linksys WRT54G relationship. To date, we've had 421 days of non-stop operation on Tomato v1.19 Firmware. That's 421 days without rebooting, without loss of network connectivity, without loss of Vonage VoIP phone, etc.

That's pretty darned good.

The physical configuration of the system has remained pretty much the same as it's been for the last couple of years. The router is buried under all the other peripherals, but it keeps chugging along:

Not too shabby, in the general scheme of things!

Nothing's sacred.

A while back, I created an additional Gmail account so I could make use of the Gmail Drive software. This allows one to create a virtual drive using the 6Gb space allocated for Gmail accounts. That's pretty handy, and I used it quite frequently for nothing but online storage and retrieval of files between computers at different physical locations.

The funny thing? I NEVER used it for email. Never. Not once.

So on a whim today, I actually went out to that particular Gmail account to clean up files I had stashed there earlier, and to see what's happened over the months.

There were 916 spam emails.

I kid you not. This account has never sent an outbound email, and yet there they were. I've never even given out the email address to anybody, and it's packed to the gills with spam. Technology's wonderful, ain't it?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

80's Flashback, revisited...

I have this album on vinyl somewhere in that big stack under the turntable.

Wang Chung - Dance Hall Days:

There now. The 80's weren't so bad after all, were they?