WatchOtaku.com mirrored and shut down

For several years, I created and maintained a Wiki-based site called WatchOtaku.com. It was a fun exercise, and I still like how well wikis work for this sort of heavily-lined content, but as of Sep 2019 I’ve taken it down. I exported the entire site as HTML and am hosting it for your reference on my […]

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Internet Speed Test – HTML5 Speed Test

MBP13, gigabit ethernet, Thunderbolt adapter. YASSSS. The latency varies quite a lot, and it’ll download even faster sometimes. I’m feeling like that I’m getting the bandwidth that Spectrum advertises, which is nice. Sorry Dan, I wish Australia had more sane policy on broadband. 😉 via Internet Speed Test – HTML5 Speed Test

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My first takedown request

So I got an interesting email today, a polite request to remove some content that is under embargo for a while. I’ve done so. I’ll tag this post as 451, for obvious reasons, but this instance was a reasonable request that I’m only mildly sad to fulfill. I’m not trying to be an investigative reporter […]

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Gigabit two

Bad snaps of the new modem and router: Now to figure out max throughput on WiFi!

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“Gigabit” home Internet

In San Diego, we have decent ISP options, and for a while we even had the possibility of Google Fiber. (That would have been awesome.) I’ve been on Spectrum, FKA Time Warner, for a few years at 300/25Mbit, and today a technician came by, swapped out our cable modem and upgraded us to “up to […]

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Medium post imported and updated

I imported and extensively edited my Medium post Urban surveillance in San Diego. Medium was an experiment and, while I got picked up by HackerNoon, I hate the monetization that Medium is doing so I imported it here, added more links, FLIR images and a discussion of the law.

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Back to blogging

So for years, I had a self-hosted blog, running WordPress on my Debian server at home. I still have a family-only blog running that way, but my fnord.phfactor.net was, frankly, a pain to keep running. Comment spam, exploits, maintenance, etc. I tried static sites and discovered that desktop-only authoring was a blocker. So I’ve been […]

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