zaterdag 10 december 2011

UPC Thomson TWG870 modem :(

With the upgrade to 120Mbit I also received a new modem, the Thomson TWG870. It's DOCSIS 3.0, with very decent WiFi, and a couple of issues.

It's an 'end user' device, where end user should be read as dumb-ass-I-need-not-one-change-nor-control-over-my-own-network kinda user. Ok, one can set the SSID, and password and even the WiFi compatibility, but that is about it. Want the device in bridge mode? Forget it, disabled by your friendly provider! You would like to assign fixed leases for particular device in your wired/wifi network? Forget it, just not possible.

"IP Flood Detection" slows the box down to a crawl, just turn it off. FTP can cause issues, but then again, this is a protocol that is about as clean as SMNP is secure. And while at it, the updating of the firmware has been disabled, so all UPC customers will proberbly never update, till they order a new modem.

And the whole interface is just... so incredible 1.0 it should really be used in the-greatest-design-fuckups-ever contest.

So now I'd need to switch back to the reliable Cisco EPC3000. There is absolutely nothing fancy about this modem, except maybe the USB port. For the rest it is simply a useable bridge. I'll do my nat'ing and what have you not myself, thanks UPC!

maandag 22 augustus 2011

He does not age, he levels...

Some expressions are so good, they deserve a hit on google.

He does not age, he levels, is one of those.

vrijdag 22 april 2011

Pintupi Planner

Want to get rich? Here's the ticket.

We all stumble upon super stories, excellent excibitions and great geographical descriptions but most of the time at the wrong time and the wrong place.

So here is the idea: make a location aware reminder service.

You RSS some cool information about a place, link it to a location with, depending on interest a larger or smaller range, and get notified of that information if you ever in your live get within that range. On sites with information that is linkable to a location, the content owner will place a purple button ' P' which will insert the reminder with location.

dinsdag 5 april 2011

Seems I am not alone with a gripe against S O N Y. From the Anon site:

Dear Greedy Motherfuckers^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H SONY,

Congratulations! You are now receiving the attention of Anonymous. Your recent legal actions against fellow internet citizens, GeoHot and Graf_Chokolo have been deemed an unforgivable offense against free speech and internet freedom, primary sources of free lulz (and you know how we feel about lulz.)

You have abused the judicial system in an attempt to censor information about how your products work. You have victimized your own customers merely for possessing and sharing information, and continue to target those who seek this information. In doing so you have violated the privacy of thousands of innocent people who only sought the free distribution of information. Your suppression of this information is motivated by corporate greed and the desire for complete control over the actions of individuals who purchase and use your products, at least when those actions threaten to undermine the corrupt stranglehold you seek to maintain over copywrong, oops, "copyright".

Your corrupt business practices are indicative of a corporate philosophy that would deny consumers the right to use products they have paid for, and rightfully own, in the manner of their choosing. Perhaps you should alert your customers to the fact that they are apparently only renting your products? In light of this assault on both rights and free expression, Anonymous, the notoriously handsome rulers of the internet, would like to inform you that you have only been "renting" your web domains. Having trodden upon Anonymous' rights, you must now be trodden on.

If you disagree with the disciplinary actions against your private parts^H^H^H^H domains, then we trust you can also understand our motivations for these actions. You own your domains. You paid for them with your own money. Now Anonymous is attacking your private property because we disagree with your actions. And that seems, dare we say it, "wrong." Sound familiar?

Let Anonymous teach you a few important lessons that your mother forgot:
1. Don't do it to someone else if you don't want it to be done to you.
2. Information is free.
3. We own this. Forever.

As for the "judges" and complicit legal entities who have enabled these cowards: You are no better than SONY itself in our eyes and remain guilty of undermining the well-being of the populace and subverting your judicial mandate.

We are Anonymous.
We are Legion.
We do not Forgive.
We do not Forget.
Expect us.

zondag 13 maart 2011


Webresentation is becoming more important then any other old form of being.
"I 200, thus I am"

dinsdag 15 februari 2011

GeoHot sued by Sony. NEVER buy their gear no more!

So, hot on the heels of the no lube ass pounding of HBGary & affiliates, here is another company that might take on a party they should not mess with. As he puts it "You're fucking with the dude who got the keys to your safe"

How wize that is, I leave to you...

Yo it's geohot
And for those that don't know
I'm getting sued by Sony
Let's take this out of the courtroom and into the streets
I'm a beast, at the least, you'll face me in the northeast
Get my ire up, light my fire
I'll go harder than Eminem went at Mariah
Call me a liar
Pound me in the ass with no lube, chafing
You're fucking with the dude who got the keys to your safe and
Those that can't do bring suits
Cry to your Uncle Sam to settle disputes
Thought you'd tackle this with a little more tact
But then again fudgepackers, I don't know Jack
I shed a tear everytime I think of Lik Sang
But shit man, they're a corporation
And I'm a personification of freedom for all
You fill dockets, like thats a concept foreign to y'all
While lawyers muddy water and TRO's stall
Out of business is jail for me
And you're sueing me civilly
Exhibit this in the courtroom
Go on, do it, I dare you

donderdag 10 februari 2011

Why not

Esse parece algum servidor de imagens do Picasa. This seems some server images from Picasa.

Today Craig showed up at the airport. We discussed not solutions but issues. And dox'ing.

And concluded that analog interference sounds better then binary so please take the binary out of the digital music.

dinsdag 11 januari 2011


While looking into certain particular aspects of 'tracking software' I stumbled upon the PreyProject. So I added a couple of my own devices and marked some as missing to see what information it would actually be able to give me.

Unknowningly to my son, he was participating in this trail. So here he is using his machine in a for him normal way. That means among others that he will have turned off as many as possible services and tray icons and other bloatware to get the best possible FPS. PreyProject was still running however and producing results:

I had to laugh when I saw the screenshot...