Author Archives: Ian

IPv6: Devices

After enabling IPv6 on my router, I tried using it on all of my devices. For testing, I used ipv6.google.com and test-ipv6. Mac OS X just worked. It got IPv6 address through stateless autoconfiguration from the router. Fedora Linux also just worked. Windows 7 supports IPv6. It didn’t work at first but that seemed to […]

IPv6: Linksys, DD-WRT, Comcast 6to4

I got IPv6 working with my home router, DD-WRT, and Comcast’s 6to4 service. 6to4 works by setting up a tunnel for IPv6 over IPv4. It uses the anycast address 192.88.99.1 as the tunnel endpoint. The IPv6 address is constructed from the host’s IPv4 address with 2002: prefix. 6to4 only works for hosts with public IP […]

Palm Pre

I got a Palm Pre yesterday and really like it so far. Compared to my Treo, it is small and lovely. It looks like a black stone with smooth rounded shape that fits naturally in the hand. The webOS UI is much prettier than PalmOS. The touch interface is well done. Running multiple apps and […]

MacBook Pro and SATA

On Saturday, I got one of the new 13″ MacBook Pro. I switched the 320 GB hard drive from my old MacBook with the 120 GB drive it came with. It took a trip to Fry’s and some frustration since the guts are not as accessible on the old MacBook. Everything worked great once it […]

Robotic Vacuum

I got a Roomba robotic vacuum recently. Somebody at work mentioned it and I realized that it would be the perfect solution for my tendency to not vacuum my apartment. Costco has a good deal on their Roomba 550 model which has 2 virtual walls, base station, and latest 5-series vacuum. After two weeks of […]

Destroyer of Motherboards

A week ago, I got two more hard drives for my home server. The plan is to make a RAID 5 array with 1.5 TB of total space. The problem is that the Jetway J7F4 board I have only has two SATA ports. Luckily, I had a 2-port SATA PCI card and got the PCI […]

Converting to RAID 1

I was at Fry’s recently and saw a good deal on a 500 GB hard drive. I decided to get it to expand my home server from a single 500 GB drive to two drives in RAID 1. With Linux, it is possible to do the conversion without any downtime (but lots of time spent […]

Digital SLR

I recently got a digital SLR. I decided to pay more for the most recent consumer model over the earlier generation. Lots of places recommended the Nikon D40. But most sites recommended Canon system over Nikon in general. The XSi also had some features like live view, bigger LCD, and better kit lens that I […]

Mini-ITX Home Server

A few months ago, I got a new home server. I wanted to replace the old desktop with something quiet and low-power that could be left on all day. This led toward an mini-ITX motherboard. A fanless processor was better since I didn’t need the performance for video or anything heavy. I also wanted something […]

Flickr: Oregon Coast 2008

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