Monthly Archives: January 2004

Watch Out! Hobgoblins!

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” – H.L. Mencken, 1921
Via Paul Barfoot.

Linksys BEFSR41 Firmware 1.45.7 Problems

I have a venerable Linksys BEFSR41 version 1 firewall/router. It’s been a sturdy, faithful little device, routing tons of data for me in the years I’ve had it.
It has problems with the new swarm download protocol BitTorrent, though. It regularly hangs, requiring a power-cycle reset to get going again. BitTorrent works fine, [...]

Desktop Terabyte

LaCie is introducing an FireWire/USB 2.0 external 1Tb hard drive. It’s compatible with recent Macs/PCs, the size of a small shoebox and will sell for $1,199.
LaCie Bigger Disk
It’s not too surprising, I guess; with careful shopping you can get 1Gb of hard disk for $0.50 – $1.00 today, and it’d be pretty easy to [...]