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Ask Slashdot: Best Flash-Friendly Router To Replace Aging WRT54GS?

Ron Harwood Re:ASUS RT-16N / DD-WRT (334 comments)

I'm going second this recommendation. I've got an RT-16N and it's a pleasure to work with. Between the USB ports, the decent amount of RAM and flash... and the peppy CPU... It's more than one should expect for the price.

more than 2 years ago
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Baker Has to Make 102,000 Cupcakes For Grouponers

Ron Harwood Geez... (611 comments)

Are people bad at math or something?

From their FAQ:

Can I set limits on my deals?

Yes. You can limit the total number of purchasers. You can also set restrictions on how customers use the deal. For example, if you're a restaurant you can limit the use of Groupons per table or per order.

more than 2 years ago
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In Canada, Criminal Libel Charges Laid For Criticizing Police

Ron Harwood Less protection for free speech? (383 comments)

That's a loaded and subjective statement - care to back it up?

about 4 years ago
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Cool, Science-y Masters Programs For Software Devs?

Ron Harwood Computational Engineering and Science (150 comments)

Do a google search for the subject of my post - it's the application of CS to Science and Engineering, without being specific to the particular sci/eng field.

more than 4 years ago
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NASA Launches Moonbase Alpha

Ron Harwood Re:Moonbase Alpha BBS? (230 comments)

Um, all the world lives in one area code, do they? ;)

more than 4 years ago
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Best WAP For Dense Crowds?

Ron Harwood Asus RT-n16 (178 comments)

Run your favourite 3rd party firmware on it (openwrt, dd-wrt, tomato, whatever) - it's specs are pretty awesome for the bucks. 128M Ram, 32M flash, two usb ports, N wireless, 480Mhz Broadcom/MIPS cpu (~twice as fast as most others).

more than 4 years ago
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Best Home Backup Strategy Now?

Ron Harwood Crashplan (611 comments)

I use crashplan - it's free as in beer... cross platform and does "to disk" backups - either to a local disk or a disk on a remote system. It does data de-duplication, compression, encryption and only backs up thing that have changed.

www.crashplan.com

more than 5 years ago
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Spam King Escapes From Federal Prison

Ron Harwood King of Spam on the Lam (596 comments)

...would have been a much better title. :D

more than 6 years ago

Submissions

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How to promote a small conference

Ron Harwood Ron Harwood writes  |  more than 6 years ago

HLUG writes "My Linux user group is putting on a one day conference introducing small businesses and end users to free and open source software (presentations planned include zimbra, openoffice, asterisk and of course Linux). While I am able to put together the conference — arrange presentations, the venue, registration, etc. — I'm at a loss of how to promote it effectively. The very people I'd like to reach are a couple of degrees removed from my normal networking ties. Has anyone else done something similar or does anyone have any tips?"
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Apple Stores to charge entrance fee

Ron Harwood Ron Harwood writes  |  more than 7 years ago

BlackNova writes "Apple Stores may soon start charging an entrance fee to keep out the iPhone gawkers and improve store security/safety. The $5 charged will be applicable against any purchases made — assuming you buy something. Really, they just want the 'right kind of people' coming into the store: "By 'right kind of people' I mean true Apple customers with money, willing to pay just to look at our newest wares,"says Vince Sciopiano, vice president for Apple's retail stores."
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Ron Harwood Ron Harwood writes  |  more than 7 years ago

BlackNova writes ""Wished you could get all the April Fools' RFCs in one place?" asks rfc-humor.com. Peter Salus and Tom Limoncelli have teamed up to compile and annotate the complete set of April Fools RFCS. Excerpts from the book are available on the site — which include all the actual RFCs without commentary or other additional content."

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Ron Harwood Ron Harwood writes  |  more than 11 years ago

So for the past few months I've been here... working with Linux... supporting researchers... it's pretty cool.

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So work sucks...

Ron Harwood Ron Harwood writes  |  more than 12 years ago

I was happy to be working again - and with what looked at the time to be a sane company.

Alas, it was not meant to be.

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Work is good

Ron Harwood Ron Harwood writes  |  more than 12 years ago

Well, after losing three jobs in one year (a layoff, one where they decided to move the work out of the country, and followed by another layoff) it's been a tough ride.

Now I'm working again, with a fancy title (director of IT) and using linux.

Things were never too bad - but it really makes you appreciate having a job... perhaps this one will last longer than 6 months. We shall see.

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