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bio website mythmon.com
location Corvallis, OR
age 23
visits member for 4 years, 9 months
seen Mar 22 at 16:41

I am a webdev working for Mozilla.


Oct
11
comment Should laptops remain plugged in when their battery is 100% charged?
Really? I have never seen this behavior. Most laptops will run slower when they are unplugged from power and running on battery, but if they have to slow down while plugged in without a battery that means that the charger is not supplying enough juice, and the battery would drain even if the charger was plugged in. In other words, citation needed.
Sep
20
comment Different alignment of text in dzen2
Or when you can calculate the width of the non-monospace font.
Jun
19
comment What does load average mean in unix/linux?
As a general rule of thumb, you should divide the load average by the number of CPUs for multi core systems. So a load of 2.0 on a dual core system is roughly equivalent to a 1.0 on a single core system. This isn't totally true, because of things like disk I/O and network traiffic, but load is kind of a rought estimate anyways.
Feb
23
comment Wireless is slow, but only to the internet, not local connections
Unfortunately, this problem wasn't solved within the time limit of the bounty. If I could, I would extend it longer, but I can't.
Feb
20
comment Wireless is slow, but only to the internet, not local connections
As I understand it, wouldn't MSS clamping affect my wired connections just as much as my wireless connections?
Feb
19
comment Wireless is slow, but only to the internet, not local connections
No, I don't have qos-scripts installed anymore. I guess I did a full system reset since I last installed that.
Feb
19
comment Wireless is slow, but only to the internet, not local connections
I am currently running latest stable. I have set up qos-scripts in the past, but I am not sure if they are still running. I will check.
Feb
19
comment Wireless is slow, but only to the internet, not local connections
I have reset the firmware, and the problem was not resolved. There is no "manufacturer's latest firmware". The official firmware is OpenWRT. While buying a new one would make the problem go away, it doesn't fix it, mainly because I still don't know what went wrong.
Feb
16
comment Wireless is slow, but only to the internet, not local connections
Yes. Another router works fine all around. If it is a problem with the router being faulty, thats ok, but I want to be able to prove that. Another interesting thing is that this router allows me to switch out the wifi card, so just replacing the wireless card is also an option.
Feb
16
comment Wireless is slow, but only to the internet, not local connections
I don't think that the problem is wireless interference, because as I stated above, traffic between my laptop (over wifi) to a local server is quite fast, as fast as I can reasonably expect wifi to be. I have tested this with the wireless router on a clear channel (I did check that) and within a few feet of the laptop in question, it being the only wireless device connected. If this were simply that the wireless was universally slow, I would agree with you, and because of that, I have already tested everything you have mentioned. Thanks for the ideas though.
Feb
13
comment Wireless is slow, but only to the internet, not local connections
speedtest.net matches the confusing http and scp performance, fast on the desktop and slow on the wireless.
Oct
6
comment How to fix my netbook screen?
No, I mean I was removing half the plug from the socket, disconnecting some pins, but not others. Unfortunatly I don't have a continuity tester available right now. I could probably get one, and I would like to, in order to test the cable.
Oct
6
comment How to fix my netbook screen?
Sorry, I should have been more clear. The wiggling was actually moving the connector in the socket. I've updated the original question.
Nov
7
comment Why is Firefox forgetting my settings?
I have not explcitly checked this, but I am pretty sure it is not the problem. The rest of the profile works (theme, extensions, home pages, most of the chrome) just these few things change back.
Nov
7
comment The name of this interface?
I wouldn't be surprised if it did not have a name, only a numerical description... but I have no idea.
Oct
21
comment Fastest way to type in math formulas out of the box?
An OCR Program that can parse complex math? That is impressive.
Oct
20
comment Make rsync use less bandwidth?
Perfect. I don't know why I missed that in the man page the first time around.
Oct
19
comment WiFi N Gigabit Router
well, if you really mean a splitter that would be a horrible idea, because you can't split an ethernet signal. Now if you mean a switch that is true, but still, next to nothing is not nothing.
Oct
1
comment User specific /etc/hosts files?
Will this also work with ssh using tools such as scp and rsync?
Sep
23
comment Is there a way to tell if a file is done copying?
Oh, not I just mean to me it is magic-y because I have never played with fifo pipes and it is something that isn't used quite as often as other things. Though something to learn now. Also, maintenance isn't much of an issue. This will be set up for about a day is all.