Aiming for low latency: Notes I made while setting up an Anycast + Geolocation + Latency Based Routing configuration for worldwide traffic.
Making sure the new router will work cool and reliably for years.
Trying to find an 8 port SATA card that ran on a PCIE x1 slot didn’t result in many options. Fortunately, the lowest-cost option seems to work pretty well!
It’s surprising how difficult it is to find a 5.25″ adapter that lets me jam four 15mm 2.5″ drives in it. Also surprising: how long it’s been since I intentionally melted plastic with a soldering iron.
Buying external hard drives is kind of like buying *internal* hard drives except you can often save upwards of $100. Also you get a free enclosure for your old hard drive.
Gone are the days of buying 10 printers on Black Friday, pulling the ink out, and leaving the printers themselves by the dumpster!
Putting together a NAS with low power draw, and thus low operating costs.
Usually I tape reset instructions for Brother printers to the printer. This one is a little more complex, so I took some pictures.
One of the reasons I want a printer to last a long time is that comparing printers *takes* a long time! This time I ended up with a Brother inkjet!
One of the (few) benefits of OpenVZ is that your instances reboot very fast which can make for a quick workflow… unless of course reboots hang your terminal window.
UHF for the fringe? Lots of options! Hi-VHF for the fringe? Well, there’s Stellar Labs…!
Sometimes the best way to find out how well X will work is to give X a try and see!
Making websites load lickety-split! Combining what I’ve learned with a Geo DNS setup and an Anycast setup into a comparison.
The down side to some of these cheap-yet-complex devices is that if you lose the manual and can’t find one online, your garbage bag often ends up with an extra item in it.
Looking at 2 of the lowest-cost contenders for Geo DNS. Which should you choose? I spent the money and spent the hours of set-up time so you don’t have to!
The workarounds to get nginx running over IPv6 on a fresh install changed a little in Ubuntu 18.04.
Intel integrated graphics is a “slow potato” you say? Fair enough. But let’s try to make this slow potato as fast as we can.
The Inspiron 5570 didn’t come with an IPS panel as an option. But can we put in an IPS panel for… another model…? (admittedly a bad teaser – obviously the answer is yes).
It used to be that *over-volting* was the way to get more performance. Then throttling came along. How times have changed…!
A Windows game running really well on Linux. Notice I said “running” and not “installing in a hassle-free manner”. I chose my words carefully.