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Posted on May 3, 2012 at 7:32 pm by Will · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: ipv6

WRT610N: Disable 6to4

If you have a Linksys WRT610N, you will notice that the router runs 6to4, and announces it over the network.

There are a variety of reasons one might want to disable 6to4.

I should expand on the last point. When the WRT610N is plugged into a IPv6 network; it will obtain an IPv6 address via SLAAC. It will then source 6to4 traffic via its newly acquired IPv6 address. This creates some serious IPv6 breakage on your LAN.

Connected to my WRT610N:

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Posted on March 2, 2011 at 1:49 am by Will · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Hacks, ipv6

IPv6 in 10 Minutes: OS X

If you have an extra Mac kicking around the house, you can use it as an IPv6 router, provided you keep it powered on all the time. We use our Mac Mini that acts as a home theater PC (Mac).

Our ISP (TWC) does not currently offer native IPv6, or a tunneling technology such as 6RD, or static 6in4 tunnels.

The best way for us to reach the IPv6 Internet is to use a static 6in4 tunnel to a provider. We use Hurricane Electric’s Tunnel Broker service as it is free, fast, and has good uptime. There are a other 6in4 tunnel providers out there (eg. SixXs). These instructions should work with the exception of the script used to update the IPv4 endpoint.

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Posted on February 22, 2011 at 4:24 pm by Will · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: ipv6


I just received a Cr-48 laptop from Google today.

The goods

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Posted on February 8, 2011 at 10:01 pm by Will · Permalink · One Comment
In: Gadgets

Android: Speed Up Foursquare Check-ins

If you are in a poor coverage area, checking into foursquare can a pain due to the inability to triangulate your location (only one cell site).

In these instances you usually have to wait for the GPS to determine a location. If you are lucky, you will not be in a basement or a subway tunnel and be able to get a fix on your location.

Foursquare on Android offers the ability to create bookmarks of frequented venus. This eliminates the whole searching and waiting game.

Instructions for Android (2.2 – stock image)

1. Hold down on background until “Add to Home screen” window appears.

2. Select “Shortcuts.”

3. Scroll down and select “Foursquare Venues.”

4.  Search and select your desired venue.

A bookmark will now appear on your screen. These bookmarks will take you directly to the venu page without having to search. I ended up creating a folder which contains all my frequented venues.

Note: I am not sure if this is possible on IOS. If someone would like to give it try, post the result in comments.

Posted on August 8, 2010 at 9:57 pm by Will · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Android

Back in Business

Tonight I finally decided to bring my blog back after a long hiatus from the blogosphere. The major deciding factor was that I now have content that’s probably worth contributing to the Internets.

More to come ….

Posted on August 8, 2010 at 9:32 pm by Will · Permalink · Leave a comment
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