Been Nerdin’ Out..

So, I recently went on a bit of a nerd binge.. I found a Linksys 54gWRT Wireless Router and loaded DD-WRT on it.. I then found a Belkin F5D7231-4 and force loaded DD-WRT on it through TFTP.. I think I’m hooked LOL.. I have always enjoyed making things function in ways they weren’t meant to. I rooted my new phone, a Samsung Galaxy S 4G (still waiting for Cyangonmod… *taps foot impatiently*) and I loaded several apps on it that give me more control 🙂

I am currently in the process of making a Clone of a hard drive that I have to a larger drive using the UBD (Ultimate Boot Disk).. I’m hoping it copies the boot sector too, that would make life SO easy. I converted my main desktop to Ubuntu and rather than dual boot it, I figured build a whole other computer and have a dual monitor that I can switch over with a KVM switch (in case you don’t know what a KVM is, it allows two computers to be hooked together through a device so you can swap between the two without swapping cables) so I can have an Ubuntu and Windows Box running at the same time and I can just hop between the two as I need.

Having both of those computers down, I am using an old Mac G4 Tower to write this blog, My Macbook is in the other room and I’m too lazy to go get it. Meh.. This old device needs to be upgraded soon. I saw a G5 PPC at Free Geek awhile back for $160 dollars but didn’t have the money to get it, I so wouldn’t mind having one of those.. it was a dual 2 ghz chip, When i was there not long ago they only had the big brother to the one i have right now, with no G5s… Oh well, maybe next time.

Upon getting my little DD-WRT addiction, I also bought up several routers (which aren’t too old, but they aren’t REALLY new either) and figured I would try and sell them on Ebay or CL.. Well that didn’t pan out.. So now I have several routers just sitting.. So if you know someone who needs a router lol let me know 😉

The Belkin I put DD-WRT on, i don’t know that I will sell it, I might set it up as a wireless booter for networks that are a little out of my range. DD-WRT has a neat feature that you can connect out to a wireless access point and dupe it so you can connect to it from further away than normal (other wise known as a Signal Booster).. So i’m curious how that will work out. 🙂

I bought the belkin for 9 dollars at goodwill, made into a 600 dollar router 😉 and i bought the Linksys for 5 dollars at Value Village 😉 made them both into 600 dollar routers lol..

 

Alright, I’m gonna take off and go finish that disk clone.

Don’t forget, WWE Hell In a Cell is tonight on PPV. I will have a post on that tomorrow.

Take care!

Dan

 

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