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bio website bitplane.net
location England, United Kingdom
age 35
visits member for 3 years, 10 months
seen Aug 27 at 14:31

Performance testing consultant, hobbyist programmer and free software zealot.


Aug
12
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
26
answered Is there a way to see all web connections your mac has made? ip and ports?
Nov
26
comment Finding the external (PPPoE, WAN) MAC address of an ADSL router
@Arjan, aha! How unintuitive! I clicked the bounty button and it worked, thank you :)
Nov
26
awarded  Benefactor
Nov
24
comment Finding the external (PPPoE, WAN) MAC address of an ADSL router
@Arjan, me too. This is the first bounty I've ever set. Maybe it gets added when the bounty expires? I'll keep an eye on it
Nov
24
accepted Finding the external (PPPoE, WAN) MAC address of an ADSL router
Nov
22
awarded  Commentator
Nov
22
comment Finding the external (PPPoE, WAN) MAC address of an ADSL router
Good answer! I may well try this approach, when I can find the time to get the soldering iron out!
Nov
22
comment Finding the external (PPPoE, WAN) MAC address of an ADSL router
aking was right, the MAC on the case was not the internal one, it was the external WAN one. The problem I'm having is that I'm completely unable to diagnose why things aren't working, I would really need a Wireshark recording to sniff Orange's password.
Nov
22
awarded  Scholar
Nov
20
comment Finding the external (PPPoE, WAN) MAC address of an ADSL router
@Bavi_H, that's not a bad idea. I'll try that and see what happens. I'd prefer to reverse engineer it properly though and document it on the web for others in future.
Nov
20
answered How to get 100% identical compressed files, for source files that only differ in creation date?
Nov
20
awarded  Promoter
Nov
20
comment Why does my computer run fast after a clean install?
@Flotsam, not really. If it wasn't for the need to connect to customer VPNs using softkeys, I would have deleted my Windows partition years ago when I transitioned from being a Windows power user to a free software hacker.
Nov
19
comment Why does my computer run fast after a clean install?
I haven't booted into Windows in months for this very reason.
Nov
19
comment Why does my computer run fast after a clean install?
@Will - will you actually do some tests, for example look at the number of lookups/sec, time to execute, disk queue lengths and so on, or just write about how you feel?
Nov
18
awarded  Teacher
Nov
18
awarded  Student
Nov
18
awarded  Supporter
Nov
18
comment Stop Firefox requesting JavaScript files squentially
Is it a Firebug thing? Does the site load slowly when Firebug is disabled? What about for your friend?