you believe that 1/4th of the year 2001 is almost over? It's been
really fast! Today I was and the AMSA National convention (American
Medical Student Association) at the Disneyland Hotel. It's pretty
cool, especially when you get to pick up a lot of free promotional stuff
from vendors. I have an annual pass to Disneyland so I got to the
hotel by going into Disneyland and riding the Monorail to the convention.
I bet you I'm the only one who arrived by Monorail.
article you have been waiting for is now up! You get to check it
out before the rest of the Internet hears about it on Monday. Don't
you feel special? It's called: Network Card
Roundup - Which is the Best Network Card? We know the answer.
I'm really interested in what you think about the article, so please leave
comments or criticism in this thread
in the forums.
the phoneline networking cards in the mail today. I haven't had the
chance to play with the yet, but they seem to be pretty cool.
the two Alpha PEP66 with two Nidec Beta V 60mm 25CFM fans on my Tyan Tiger
100 and it now runs at dual 550 Mhz without any problem. My only
complain is that my computer now sounds like a jet engine taking off.
Ah, the price of overclocking.
have for you today a little trick that I picked up for Windows NT and 2000.
Most of the time when you are not using your server I assume that you log
out of your computer so that it is inaccessible from grubby little hands.
However, if you have a program that is not designed to run as a service,
the program will shut down when you log out which is a big problem.
The trick that I found was to hit "Control, Alt, Del", then select "Lock
Computer" which will basically log you out. The difference between
1. logging out of your computer and 2. locking your computer is that authorized
users can still log into 1. while for 2. only there person who locked the
computer or an authorized administrator can unlock it. Since I now
which isn't designed to run as a service, I can't log out of my server
but I can still lock it for an additional measure of safety.
you know that you can access this website by the domain DSLwebserver.com
AND CABLEwebserver.com? Just in case you didn't know. Now you
people on cable modem don't have to taint your fingers by typing D-S-L
and vice versa for those on DSL. Boy I must be bored. Good
found this great FREE utility called FREEping
which can serve to both monitor your network status and keep your DSL/Cable
connection alive and prevent your IP number from changing. Too bad
it only works with Windows. Check it out, it might be what you need.
I added this utility to the Test/Tools section
and also gave brief blurbs about it in the DNS and
morning I drove down to LAX to greet the USC Men's Basketball team from
their outstanding trip to the NCAA Elite Eight. It's been an exciting
basketball season! Between March Madness and the Oscars, I haven't
been able to study at all!
to Tim Higgins of Practically
Networked for listing this site as a good resource for DIY home webserving.
Check out the pages with the reference to DSL/Cable Webserver here
a couple of cheap
phoneline networking cards from CompGeeks.com.
I plan on writing up a guide on how to setup a bridge between a phoneline
network and a traditional Ethernet Network without having to buy an expensive
now putting the final touches on my network card roundup so we can answer
the pesky question: "Which is the Best network card?" It will be
out in about a week. Hey, careful testing takes time!
another subject, for my home computer, I ordered two Alpha PEP66 in hopes
of getting my dual Celeron 366 stable at 550. Right now I can only
get dual 366@412. Let's hope those Alpha's do the trick.
archived old news at the bottom of the page so this front page isn't so
received several emails asking me if my continuous ping method takes up
a lot of bandwidth so I decided to do some testing. I ran several
of the speed benchmarks listed in the Tests/Tools
section to see if my line speed had degraded any. I did notice the
speed downstream (from the Internet to my computer) did slow down by about
2-3%, but my upstream speed (from my computer to the Internet) did now
slow at all. Also, people on my network who share my DSL line could
not notice any difference at all. This is good news for those of
you who are choosing to use this method of keeping your connection from
DSL problems still exist, but I found a temporary solution. It seems
that my DSL connection shuts down after a period of inactivity, even though
I have a static IP address. When this happens, all requests to my
IP address get timed out. The temporary solution I found was to make
the line constantly active. Basically, my server is pinging my my
ISP's router continuously. I added this method of keeping your connection
alive in the DNS section.
more updates. I overclocked the server cpu from 333 Mhz (3.5x95)
all the way to 380 Mhz (4.0x95). For some reason, the multiplier
wasn't locked. Don't worry, the server is 100% stable. A good
overclock is always 100% stable no matter what you throw at it, otherwise
it's not a good overclock. The reason I decided to overclock the
cpu now is because I'm running RC5 cracking software on it.
Find out more about RC5 cracking and other distributed computing at distributed.net.
Don't let your idle cpu cycles go to waste!
has been an extremely frustrating spring break. I have NOT been able
to get my DSL fixed at all. If you can even read this front page,
you're lucky because most of the time you'll get an error on your browser.
I can't get my ISP or Verizon to fix it, let alone admit that something
is wrong. Hold on tight while I try to get this site back up.
Ah, the perils of running your own webserver! Thanks for your patience.
I did have the chance to update Russ' webserver profile (that is if you
can even get to that page!)
this site has been having major DSL problems and that's why you probably
haven't been able to access this site. I have no idea what's wrong and
Verizon doesn't to have a clue either. I'm working on a solution, but knowing
Verizon, this could take a while. Can you guys do me a favor and
let me know when this site becomes unavailable by posting
a message here when the site comes back up? Thanks.
it seems like the site was down for most of the day. This was due
to DSL problems as far as I can tell. Of course, I called my DSL
company and complained. Remember, the squeaky wheel gets the oil.
Other than that, nothing really happened today. Exams are over and
I'm on spring break! I'll be updating this site in the coming days.
Hematology Pathology exam was difficult, but I think the Cardio Pathology
exam on Friday is going to be much worse. Today I added another entry
to our Member Sites page. That's
all for now.
I am tired! I studied today from 8 am until 11 pm. I have to
pull the same thing tomorrow for the exam on Wednesday. Then I have
another exam on Friday. No, I'm not cramming because I didn't prepare,
it's just that there is so much material in Hematology and Cardiovascular.
Okay, for some site info, I added the first two Member
Sites! Yeah! If you want me to put your site info/specs,
have exams for the next week so I won't be able to post much new (if anything
at all) in the way of guides or articles. I did finish a large batch
of testing, so I just need some time to write it up when my exams are over.
Just wanted to let you know that we're still alive over here!