Help save internet radio

http://www.savenetradio.org/

The future of Internet radio is in immediate danger!

The Copyright Royalty Board in Washington, DC has more than tripled the royalty rates for webcasters and if left unchanged they will *KILL* Internet radio. These exorbitant rates go into effect on May 15, less than a month from now (retroactive to Jan 1, 2006!). Without Congressional action the majority of webcasters will go bankrupt and silent on this date. Please take a moment to send a letter to your member of Congress to keep Net radio from being silenced

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a changing of scenery …

Well its getting closer to my graduation and I’m getting a lil nervous now that i have been looking for a job …although I’m not that worried really ..i have faith the God will open that door albeit I’m still job searching, but i have a house I’ve found now. It’s a small two bedroom house with a fenced in back yard thats $275 a month for rent, but i really need a job first. Hopefully by the time i get the down payment made ill have a job! who knows!

Unbricking zee routers

for the first time ever i was able to unbrick a linksys router…

to explain: when you brick a router it basically means to kill it or make it no longer able to work. i did some research and found about 4 different methods that supposedly allow you to de-brick the brick …

step one is the linksys preferred way pressing the reset button on the back if that doesn’t work buy a new one.

the second method requires voiding the warranty but if it was out of warranty no problem you open the case up and have to “short” a couple of jumpers..

i tried both these methods and they did not work i was starting to think i wasn’t going to be able to fix it, because in my research i read that if method 2 did not work method three might, but method three runs a greater chance in seeing the sparks fly!

method three – take a small piece of copper wire about 4-6 inches long ground it to the antenna and short pin 16 in the jumpers as you power it on at first it didn’t work so i thought crap …then i tried it again just for sh*t and giggles… and all of the sudden it started work again i had my computer set to continuously ping the router and at first it kept saying “host unreachable” but once i got the correct pin shorted

host unreachable
host unreachable
host unreachable
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=64
host unreachable
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64

a WOOT! was in order i was able to flash the correct firmware back onto it and log into the router to configure it. today was a great day for haxxor’ing routers !

pc vs mac…. im sick of it

i’m just sick and tired of every mac user i come across (i work with two) acts like that anyone who uses a pc is part of a lower class or beneath them.

*pic from http://www.pcweenies.org check them out

im not going to say windows is better than apple or linux is better than them both. what i will say is im sick and tired of hear osx this windows this linux this blah blah blah. I run all three operating systems each plays in an important role for my day to day activities.

My main PC windows xp pro, i use this for my day to day activities, gaming, homework, also many of my work functions are done on this machine its just superior in these aspects.

my g4 with osx i use it for my graphic design when im designing stuff, thats all i use it for it has no other prupose other than graphic design.

my server machine is in the process in being converted to a linux box running unbuntu. linux in my opinon make the best server machine albeit web server or file server linux is the best next to unix but linux is free

OSX is not all that special and vista is not a clone of osx i dont care what any one says osx just sits on top of a unix shell and is based off of a unix kernal. vista is not unix based. with osx apple decided to start using a unix based kernal every os before that 9 and down was the slowest os available they sucked thats why apple changed kernals. vista is based off the nt kernal which MS had used to compete with the unix systems called windows NT it uses a hybrid kernal that MS developed.

it just goes to user preferance what the user wants to use. i use them all. and when i say “use” i mean i know them all inside and out i can make them run the way i want them to run. not one operating system is better than the others in respect to what they are used. and if you were to watch the tech news you would see that as apple is becoming more popular again security flaws are being found. there are virus starting to surface for osx including adware. the last update apple issued fixed 22 flaws but does any one hear about it in the main stream media ….no. apple denies it, fixes it, and then says they found a flaw and fixed it. that is what pisses me off the most about apple, at least Microsoft admits in the security flaws. and they do fix them every month microsoft sends out updates to fix the flaws and they report what they are fixing they dont try to cover it up.

once again not one operating system is better than the other. its just how you use what you are going to be using it for is how you determine what is best for the user. but what do i know im just a stupid college graduate.