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PXE booting using OpenWRT Kamikaze

My net­work gets its address­es from dns­masq run­ning on the Kamikaze 8.09 release of Open­WRT. This oper­at­ing sys­tem uses an unusu­al sys­tem for con­fig­u­ra­tion, and get­ting dns­masq set up for net­work boot­ing took a lit­tle bit of effort. So I’m doc­u­ment­ing it here, for either any­body else who’s stuck on it, or for when I […]

Still serious about storage

Ack, can’t quite believe it’s been five months since the last time I futzed with stor­age. After some minor teething prob­lems, the DNS-323 has been hum­ming along very hap­pi­ly. I had a lot of prob­lems installing new firmware (most­ly because I didn’t feel inclined to attach a seri­al con­sole) so end­ed up build­ing a debian […]

Getting serious about storage

Over the last few months I’ve been get­ting increas­ing­ly wor­ried about stor­age of my dig­i­tal pho­tos. Slides occu­py my very pro­fes­sion­al fil­ing sys­tem (I recent­ly expand­ed into a sec­ond shoe­box!), and seem fair­ly well pro­tect­ed of every­thing short of a house­fire. But pho­tos from both of my dig­i­tal bod­ies were just being sucked out onto […]

Hosting multiple wireless networks on OpenWRT

A lit­tle while ago I final­ly bit the bul­let and reflashed my aging first-gen­er­a­tion WRT-54G with the shiny new Kamikaze release of Open­WRT. I’ve been a lit­tle indif­fer­ent about the upgrade from the old­er Whiterus­sian series, and fair­ly annoyed by the fact that my router no longer seems to want to redi­al the PPPoE con­nec­tion […]

MX Air in evdev

(with thanks to the semi-anony­mous com­ment on my last post for point­ing me more firm­ly at the evdev sub­sys­tem) The MX Air mouse presents two sep­a­rate HID devices. I’d noticed this before, but hadn’t worked out the sig­nif­i­cance until this after­noon when I had a ten­ta­tive first stab at get­ting the mouse work­ing with the […]

The Logitech MX Air mouse in Linux

Mini review : So a few weeks ago I went and dropped $160 on a Log­itech MX Air mouse. I’ve been jus­ti­fy­ing this fair­ly out­ra­geous price by telling myself it would be a worth­while addi­tion to my desk­top rig, which is look­ing more and more like a media cen­tre every day. Sure, it actu­al­ly is […]