Linksys E8500 – DD-WRT Router

How we found our E8500 DD-WRT router.

Because of some of the work that we do in the really real world we tend to work with non-profit accounts which shall remain unnamed for their security as well as our own. But one of the items that was scheduled for recycling/destruction was this Linksys E8500 router. This was super-odd to us because routers like these typically go for almost one-hundred U.S. dollars. Now, it could be dead for all we know! So we decided to take a chance while at the same time giving money to a charitable cause. Fifteen U.S. dollars later it was now in our possession. Time to roll our luck dice!

Read on if you want to know more.

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Mastodon social network decentralization.

Mastodon social network review time!

Today we’re going to be covering a social-network application called Mastodon. From a marketing stance it’s an odd choice to choose an animal that is slow, big and extinct for thousands of years. But hey! I’m not the one with a marketing degree! I’ve talked a lot about social networks in my collapsing internet rant but Mastodon is a little different from that. After about a week of using this social network we have found ourselves liking this software despite finding the occasional flaws. Read on for more info!

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INFOCHAMMEL!

INFOCHAMMEL?!?!?! WTF?!?

Infochammel is magical place. We talked about this site briefly on our Cellar Door as one of the few cool sites out there. But we feel it deserves its own article! The activity of that site is booming and shaking. To top it all off we had decided to advertise there now too!

Read on if you want to know more.

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Moving to 7-zip.

7-Zip conversion is now in effect.

We have decided to proceed with the move converting any archived files into the 7-zip or .7z extension. The reason for this move is to help with getting users the files they need faster. This blog is ready to try new technologies to make communication faster. Thus, 7-zip will be a welcome addition. As an added side-effect transitioning to 7-zip will help with the backups and overall optimization.

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Plugin review: Yoast needs to stop linking itself.

Every piece of information is important. Yoast Disagrees!

I decided to write up a quick article/review about one of the plugins that we use here called “Yoast” or as the plugin delicately puts it “WordPress SEO”. In an arrogant fashion that there is only one SEO package out there and that’s it. For those who do not know what this plugin does. Yoast attempts to understand how search engines work. Yoast then passes down automated knowledge to the WordPress blogger on how to write up their documentation to make it more machine likable. Because of machines like your blog entry then you might stand a chance at a human actually seeing it. Crap, we’re living in a rather grim state of affairs but it’s true!

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Clarification about Xbox One controllers.

We feel it’s important to make a separate very short article about the Xbox One controller.

This was originally apart of the Chinese Xbox receiver guide that we made a few years back answering the simple question:

Can you use the chinesse Xbox receiver on an Xbox One controller.

To which the quick answer is: No

If that’s what you’re looking for. Then we’re glad to have answered your question. However, there is more to the explanation and why it may or may not really be an issue anymore. Read on if you want yo know more.

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Zero delay USB Joystick Encoder.

Enter the “Zero Delay” USB joystick encoder. A great solution to attain that retro feeling!

This entry isn’t as much of a tutorial but an over view of a device that has been selling on the net known as a “Zero delay USB Joystick Encoder.” It goes by other names such as a a “DIY Arcade replacement controller” or a “DIY Joystick control board.” Either way you slice it these boards are coming from China anywhere from as low as Three U.S. Dollars to as much as ten U.S. dollar depending on the features you want such as wiring harness and USB cables.

Would you like to know more?

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DMOZ left and thanked us all for the fish!

The Directory Mozilla Open Source project ( DMOZ ) is now closed!

Standing tall for more then 19 years now the DMOZ has closed its doors to the internet. Source is WHOIS from Janurary 2nd of 1999; To today where the announcement was made on their site March 17th, 2016. Also, there was two years where DMOZ/ODP was known as “Gnuhoo” which totals its 19 year existence. This news was discovered to us thanks to our broken links detection tool . WordPress users such as ourselves have this plugin installed. This hit us personally hard because of what the Open Directory Project stood for. Also the simple fact that after many of years that this very site was listed in the /Society/People/Furry/Personal Pages catagory of their site.

Read on for more.

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