This post is to help you improve mobile broadband speed on your linux system, be it a laptop, notebook, tablet or desktop. The same guide should work equally well under windows as the software used is freely available on those platforms – the configuration files should be exactly the same so feel free to give it a try!
An 8Tb storage system for under £360? Is that even possible, and if so – how? That was the task I set out for myself during 2011 as storage space in our home was running low and a suitable tower case was donated to me. We run a media server for storing our photos, home movies, licensed content as well as video captured from our home security system. On top of that, I needed a place to put the nightly backups of my production servers and figured where better than my own front room? In order to do all of that, enter my DIY NAS.
For the past year or so I have relied heavily on a T-Mobile broadband dongle for when I am out and about. Generally the speed has been OK – at least 1mbps when signal is good – though I have seen it as high as 4mbps at times.
After seeing the awesome HTTP status cats by Girliemac, I have knocked together a quick and easy API to allow webmasters, administrators (and anyone else really) to be able to use the status cats as a replacement for the standard error codes on a web server
A mate over at the BBC let me know that a cool iphone app for house hunting is on offer. Im not one for normally promoting products, but this one seems pretty cool
I have a problem with a SATA drive from western digital when running under linux. Sometimes errors get thrown and the device stops responding fr a while. The drive performed perfectly under windows. The errors show up in ‘dmesg’ like this