More DD-WRT / Linksys WRT54G troubleshooting Dec 22, 2010 {% raw %} After my evening spent getting my DD-WRT firmware to a stable version (as opposed to the version recommended by the DD-WRT website), I had hoped that I had seen the end of my wireless issues. No such luck. I have definitely seen an improvement - in a ping flood test, I'm only seeing 0.5% dropped packets now, which is an improvement over the 2% I was seeing before. ...
DD-WRT, versioning, and the Linksys WRT54G wireless router Dec 20, 2010 {% raw %} I have had all sorts of trouble with the wireless situation in my apartment.  The layout of the place is such that the kitchen sits in between the two major rooms (living room and bedroom), and I swear those kitchen walls must be made of lead.  No wireless signal seems to get through.  I have phone jacks for ADSL in the living room and bedroom, nothing in between. ...
How to jailbreak and unlock iPhone 3GS IOS 4.2.1, old baseband Dec 20, 2010 {% raw %} After wasting my evening working out a jailbreak/unlock for an old version of IOS, I discovered a side note in a devteam blog update that gave me clues on how to jailbreak and unlock my phones for the latest version of IOS.  So I spent another evening working on that. I haven't seen complete instructions anywhere yet, so here they are.  How to update your iPhone 3GS to 4. ...
I baked a computer (and it worked!) Dec 20, 2010 {% raw %} This weekend a friend asked me to have a look at his HP DV9500 laptop.  It was having trouble - when you turned it on, the screen showed nothing but a solid grey with a few thin black bars.  The grey increased in intensity as the system ran, until it ran off the colors that the display knew how to show. Clearly, there was a problem with the video card. ...
Unlocking and jailbreaking my iPhone 3gs on 4.1.2 - a little late Dec 18, 2010 {% raw %} While I was away over the weekend, I borked my iphone.  I was running IOS 4.0, and I was having trouble with network connections. The statusbar wouldn't reflect my actual connection status.  WiFi connections would rarely show up in the statusbar, though I knew I was surfing wirelessly (my router at 10.10.10.1 was accessible to the phone, for starters...)WiFi would periodically crash.  In the middle of a good network connection, it would just. ...