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Archive for November, 2008

Wireless performance woes, continued…

Posted by on November 27th, 2008

Image via Wikipedia Lately I’ve been examining the actual performance charastics of wireless networking devices. I recently purchased a  Netgear WNR3500, and testing with iperf tells me that I see a maximum of 35Mbit/s. Many commenters have written in to ask me to try forcing the 802.11 connection to 802.11g, so I did that by […]

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Network performance measurement

Posted by on November 23rd, 2008

After building a new gigabit network here, we wanted to know exactly what our performance was like.  I turned to CAIDA, the Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis, which has long been a provider of excellent network performance tools. Their research focuses on developing tools to measure the Internet in many amazing ways, such as this […]

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Upgrading your home network to Gigabit Ethernet

Posted by on November 22nd, 2008

This afternoon was a chaotic adventure in upgrading my home network to Gigabit Ethernet. I upgraded my wireless hub from 802.11g to 802.11N, and our internal network from 100mbit to GigE so I can move videos and music around the network faster. From cabling issues to configuration problems, here’s some tips so that you never […]

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Laptops are the best remote controls.

Posted by on November 9th, 2008

Here at my loft, which we lovingly refer to as The Concrete Bunker, or just Bunker for short, I have a Mac Mini attached to our 46″ LCD TV via a DVI to HDMI cable. The Mini does a fair amount of work for us, playing music during dinner parties, pulling movies off of the […]

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Obama Wins!

Posted by on November 4th, 2008

What a night Tuesday was – Obama won. Twitter Stayed up. OMG! I’m in the lower left of this photo. It’s not the best, but it’s representative of our collective emotion at Twitter HQ on that historic night! Image Courtesy of Scott Beale, Laughing Squid. The rest of the photos and Scott’s article Lives here […]

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Posted by on November 3rd, 2008

It goes without saying that tomorrow is one of the most important days in our country’s history. When you go to the polls, do everything you can to ensure that your vote is counted. If you’re in California, vote No On 8. It brings hate crime directly into the state’s constitution.  In San Francisco, vote Yes […]

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