Ubuntu in VirtualBox

I travel nearly every week to my clients’ offices. I have recently become quite keen on the idea of videoconferencing with my wife and children each night, as a means to span the miles between us. Skype is the software I’ve settled on, as the most promising open-source competitor (Wengo) didn’t instill much confidence. The […]

DD-WRT on the WRT54G v8

DD-WRT is, by far, my favorite third-party firmware for the Linksys WRT54G wireless router. I, personally, have three of these on my network — one as the primary access point and router and two as bridged repeaters — on which I have used several versions of dd-wrt. (I’ve also used Sveasoft and Hyper-WRT on these […]

Addon Domains at HostGator

This site is, as I’ve mentioned previously, hosted on a Linux server I rent from HostGator. I ran into a bit of trouble when using “addon domains” with their service which I have meant to document for some time now. I read the knowledgebase article at HostGator Support on setting up addon domains which warns […]

Repairing Scratched DVDs and CDs

This is a fairly useless piece of trivia, but it saved a recent movie rental experience for me so I figured I’d share it. I typically wash scratched or otherwise unreadable DVDs or CDs in warm, soapy water and then dry them with a soft, non-abrasive cloth. Discs which are not readable after this washing […]

Broadcom 43xx Wireless Card in Linux

Today I finally resolved what has been one of the most frustrated Linux issues I have faced yet — getting my bloody Dell Truemobile 1300 wireless card (stock in my Dell Inspiron 5100 notebook) to function in Linux. The problem has been that those bastards at Broadcom — the corporation that manufactures the controller for […]