classic content archived here

Today I stumbled across an old blog database of posts that I'd published in the summer after my freshman year. In my desire to archive my content and own it (as I've mentioned several times), I have migrated that content to this site. Each of these "rescued" posts bears the classic tag.


HP dv6000 Series AC Power Adapter Debacle

HP dv6000 series notebook

In August 2007 I bought my first modern laptop, an HP dv6000m with specs about like this:

Intel
  • Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo T5600(1.83GHz/2MB L2Cache)
  • 15.4" WXGA BrightView Widescreen (1280x800)
  • Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator 950 - Core
  • 2GB DDR2 System Memory
  • 200GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
  • LightScribe Super Multi 8X DVD+/-RW w/Double Layer
  • Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
  • 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery

There are ALOT of similar HP laptops that I believe suffe

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Our congress just passed the Financial Reform Bill on July 15th, establishing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. What's interesting to note however is in the following paragraph:

Independent Bureau Is Established. The Financial Reform Act creates the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, an independent bureau within the Federal Reserve System. Under the direction of a presidential appointee, the Bureau implements federal consumer financial laws through rulemaking, orders, policy statements, guida
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Setting the Stage

This video really said a lot to me this afternoon:

Population is projected to double in Africa in the next 50 years to 2 billion people. I wonder how much dryer and warmer the planet is going to be by then...Does anyone else see where this is going?


Yum Yum


There's not much to say, just watch it. Oh and don't turn it off, he gets to the racial disparity of it all as well


A Stupid Way to Brick an Awesome Router

WRT54GL Router by Linksys

The Linksys WRT54GL is arguably one of the most rock solid home/office routers that one can buy today. Even though the hardware is becoming more and more dated running one with a custom firmware can give someone like me (a nerdy hobbyist) an extremely powerful router for a relatively low price.

I recently traded my dad my never WRT110N wireless-N router for his older WRT54GL purely for the ability to run custom firmware. Unfortunately I also learned something pretty interesting about how these router

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toronto police -- strike first, ask questions never


talking to god

"So we're not obliged to "please" you or follow your alleged guidelines or anything like that?"

"Absolutely not. Never issued a single guideline in the lifetime of this Universe. Have to find your own way out of the maze. And one early improvement is to stop expecting me - or anyone else - to come and help you out."

-- Harry Stottle

Almost sounds crazy enough to believe even...

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