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OpenWRT update on an NSLU2 (and some minor OSX stuff mixed in as well)

This is my first blog post in quite a number of years. I had to rescue my website from some unknown corruption that prevent it from being visible a few weeks ago, so I figured I should at least do something with it again. Not sure how regular I’ll be at posting, but I wanted to get this down so that I don’t forget how to do it again in a few years. Maybe it will be helpful to others as well.

Background on the NSLU2

The original use of the NSLU2 (or slugs people started calling them since the name is a few letters off and NSLU doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue) was to act as a very basic home NAS device before they became semi-mainstream (at least to tech people) and inexpensive compared to multi-drive raid configurations with full enclosures. It has two USB 2.0 slots on the back, a 10/100 Ethernet port, and had a basic linux build with SAMBA to share the drives and a simple web GUI to configure the shares and permissions. I’ve owned a pair of slug’s for a while; I picked up my first one at Bookmans, a cool, local used books and entertainment store and another as a good deal off of an online auction site in case I bricked the first one.  I just dusted both off after they sat around for a doing not much after we packed up everything to move into our house a year and a half ago to try to put them to good use. Side Note: I don’t purport to having been the original source any of this software or directions, I’m just stringing together the works of many other people into a useful platform for myself to play with in the little spare time that I have now that we have a lil one to help take care of at home.
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Netflix Instant Watch Now On Mac

Sweet!!! The only draw back is that I had to install a Microsoft product (Silverlight).

[via lifehacker]

Any good SVN Clients for Apple Computers?

I’m looking for a subversion client (I don’t really need a full-blown server/client bundle on the new laptop) for some development, does anyone know of a good one? Are they all pay-for?

Sexy ass computer

As I type this, I’m using my brand new MacBook. I finally took the plunge into becoming a Mac fanboy. Lauren and I decided to do our civic duty and help the economy by buying a new computer. We’ve been saving up for a while now and finally decided to take the plunge with the latest aluminum and glass incarnation. I have to say that it’s one sexy piece of brushed metal covered silicon!