Ever have one of those weekends where it seems like all you’re doing is being the household IT manager? It’s one of those for me.
- Memory upgrades on PCs. The main machine I use at home has become very slow ever since I put multiple accounts on it for the rest of the family. More memory seems to be the ticket.
New router. Routers have just been a pain for me, recently. My Linksys WRT54GS been flaky for a while — some kind of memory leak it seems. Every three or four days it would hang, and as a result, my phones (all IP) would also be dead. I’ve just been ignoring it. Sometimes it’s nice to not have the phone ring! However it’s been screwing up Janice who has a new job, and needs to be on call, so I decided it had to be fixed. I chatted with David Beckemeyer (of Phonegnome fame) who suggested replacing the Linksys, which I did last weekend. I bought a Netgear WGR614. Turns out it was a bad choice. It lasts all of 24 hours before it hangs. At David’s suggestion, I am now on a DLink DI-524. Needless to say, it’s a nuisance.
New Capcha for the blog. We’re getting as many as 40 new SPAM comments a day. I’ve spent a bunch of time this morning upgrading Boriel’s Captcha on both Saunderslog.com and Simplyrelevant.com. Hopefully that will solve the problem.
Now it’s off to Staples to return the Netgear router.