Weird Stuff

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This site leaves me speechless… just a bunch of weird stuff.

Quote of the Day

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Avoiding problems by deferring solutions until later, that’s the American way.

Synergy

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Synergy lets you easily share a single mouse and keyboard between multiple computers with different operating systems, each with its own display, without special hardware. It’s intended for users with multiple computers on their desk since each system uses its own monitor(s).

Redirecting the mouse and keyboard is as simple as moving the mouse off the edge of your screen. Synergy also merges the clipboards of all the systems into one, allowing cut-and-paste between systems. Furthermore, it synchronizes screen savers so they all start and stop together and, if screen locking is enabled, only one screen requires a password to unlock them all.

We’ve been using this program at work where you have a notebook, a desktop and sometimes an additional machine for batch processing. Using this program you can have several desktops all controllable from one keyboard and mouse without having to use a KVM.

One of the guys I work with has 4 monitors right now and another guy has 7 (from four machines).

You should check it out!

Jing Project

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I wrote about the Jing Project before but it was kind of far down in a list of a bunch other links. Given the large system deployment we are doing at work it has been invaluable in taking a little video clip of the error and sending it to the developers via a link.

I won’t go into detail about the product, it’s pretty self expanitory if you watch the video on their website. www.jingproject.com.

Neighbor Bandwidth Problem Solution

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My good friend Shawn led me down a path of thinking that I thought was possible, but only with a little help.

My IPCop firewall has three interfaces, a Red (Public), Green (Private) and a Blue (designed for a wireless connection). The Blue interface is a little different in that it can route through the Red interface while not seeing the Green but additinally requires specific IP or MAC authrization. So I set up my Blue interface, added DHCP and added the MAC of my neighbor’s computer. Now I have them segmented.

I don’t have to try and bandwidth throttle on that interface either, I just need to QoS that every other interface has priority over the Blue. That way their traffic can’t interfere with anything I’m doing nor can it see my internal network.

Shawn will still need to help me set up the QoS but I’m almost done and I it will work better than I had hoped!

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