I said that I wouldn't post another update before my test, but somebody
emailed me a cool website that I thought was pretty dang neat (and simple).
is my external WAN IP number?
If you have a static IP
address, this is the number your ISP gave you. However, if you have
a dynamic IP address, it might be harder for you to figure out your WAN
IP number. Use this cool website appropriately called WhatIsMyIP.com
to find out your WAN IP is whether you have static or dynamic WAN IP address.
will be my last update until July 30, which is when I take my exam.
Just in case you're wondering why I'm leaving you guys hanging here. :)
you may or may not have noticed, but the "Powered by" sign at the top of
this page has changed back to AMD. The Cyrix cpu was having compatibility
problems with my old FIC 503+. The Cyrix was still a great chip,
but the incompatibilities made me switch back to my trusty AMD K6-III 333@350.
Hey, I'm a flexible type guy. No problems.
now have a Linux forum in our online
forums. See, all you have to do is ask
and I'll do my best to help you guys out. This site is for you guys.
Sites now have 4 new entries listed. Check them out, they're
all pretty cool.
else? Oh yeah, at Compgeeks.com
they have a phoneline networking kit (2 phoneline network cards) for $19.95.
This is PNA 2.0 which means it'll run at 10 Mbps. It's also backwards
compatible with PNA 1.0 networks (1 Mbps). It's a great deal!. HomeFree
Home Networking Kit - 10 Mbps!!
the time of this update, Granitecanyon.com
is down.. again. Like I said before, use ZoneEdit.com!
They seriously blow GC out of the water. And no, I'm not getting
paid to say this. Although I wouldn't be opposed if someone were
to offer.. hehe
a great week!
latest article is now up. Thanks for all the people who help me fine
tune it. It's a hardware related article this time. Hopefully
it won't be the last. Here you go: How
to make a 5 volt and 7 volt wiring adapter out of a Molex Y adapter
10 gig HD the server was running was getting kinda full and was developing
bad blocks so I replaced it with a 20 GB Quantum AT Fireball LCT
15, 4400 rpm, 512k buffer, ATA66. No, that's not a typo, it's a 4400
rpm drive. It's pretty slow compared to modern 5400 rpm HD's but
surprisingly, it's still faster than my 5 year old 10 gig 5400 rpm.
I think it has to do with newer design and platter density. A good
thing about this HD is that it's really quiet and runs very cool.
has stopped it service for now. Too bad, it was a great tool to see
the uptime of servers and we used it here at DSL/Cable Webserver quite
a bit. They're planning to reopen the service later when the redesign
the Server Software section, I added
a short list of popular message board / forum software that you can add
to your webserver.
July 4th! I hope all of you take advantage of this day and go out
and relax (even if you're not in America! I keep forgetting that
the Internet is international). I plan on getting some good BBQ and
then walking down to the local park to watch fireworks with my family.
It's one of the greatest traditions of all.
the computer side of things, this website has been down quite a bit over
the past few days. Something's were out of my control, others were
my own doing. First of all, my DSL service had several outages in
the period of 5 days. This is unusual since they are fairly reliable.
The second thing that happened to my DSL line was my DSL ISP got DOS'd.
(Denial of Service attack). They were down for about a day from that.
I wonder who could have caused the attack, an angry customer? That
would be the most likely.
my own doing, I took advantage of the downtime to perform some upgrades
on the server. These are the upgrades:
my board examinations are this month, I won't be adding anything major
to the site for a while. I will be in the online
forums though, so come visit me there.
Cyrix MII PR433 (3 x 100 MHz = 300 MHz) up from the Cyrix PR200 (2 x 75
MHz = 150 MHz). This is the fastest Cyrix that will still work on
a Super 7 mobo so I guess it'll be the last CPU upgrade until I get a new
256 Megs RAM CAS 2 - (2 x 128 Kingston ValueRAM PC100) up from 196 Megs.
Again, 256 is the max for this mobo so no more RAM upgrades.
adapter: Intel Pro /100+ Management Adapter. This replaces
my trusty Linksys LNE100TX which worked so well.
Repaired a bad sector. Not really an upgrade, but still necessary.