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FreeDOS 1.1 USB Boot Image

January 17th, 2012 20 comments

I’ve updated the FreeDOS USB boot image to now include the official FreeDOS 1.1 kernel, and command interpreter, now that it has been officially released.

FreeDOS USB Image: FreeDOS-1.1-USB-Boot.img.bz2

Size: 117652 bytes
SHA1: 7d8a3c73f9cfdc71611e3f7a5b7b134529179821

If you are looking for a FreeDOS 1.0 USB Boot Image, see my earlier post of the same title.

If you run in to trouble, take a look at the comments for 1.0 first, many will apply.  If that doesn’t solve your issue, leave a comment.

Cellpipe 7130 Line Stats

August 18th, 2011 5 comments

Ahhh... Much Better!

I created a quick greasemonkey script to enable viewing the stats on the Bell Canada branded Cellpipe 7130 modem:

Cellpipe 7130 VDSL Stats Display Greasemonkey Script

Also, I didn’t really like Bell’s logo all over the gear:

Replace Bell’s logo with TekSavvy’s on Cellpipe 7130 Greasemonkey Script

Ditching Bell POTS for VoIP around Toronto

September 9th, 2010 9 comments

SPA2102 ATA

I’m always looking at ways to run the house more economically.  I was already using TekSavvy for home phone, but my average bill was still around $40 then, and that was just for visual call waiting, and $0.03/minute long distance.  I was curious about switching to VoIP, and specifically, voip.ms, so I decided to give it a try.
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OTA Digital TV in Oshawa

November 27th, 2009 21 comments

Oshawa is one of the best places in North America for over the air TV.  We get signals from the CN Tower, Hamilton, and many of the Buffalo stations.  Using the setup I’ll describe, I’m currently receiving 21 (or more) digital TV channels with no rotor, and many of them are HD!  Digital TV provides a crystal clear signal.  It provides a higher quality signal than Cable TV, particularly with the HD signals, as there is no compression applied to the channel.  Best of all, your monthly payments are reduced to $0!

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FreeDOS 1.0 USB Boot Image

August 13th, 2009 22 comments

Update (2012-01-17) new version available: FreeDOS 1.1 USB Boot Image
Update (2011-10-20) download the FreeDOS USB Image: FreeDOS-1.0-USB-Boot.img.bz2

I was trying to update the BIOS of my new SATA controller (a Syba SD-SATA2-4IR, or SD-81012336 – you decide), as the system will not boot with the RAID BIOS, unless you have a logical drive defined.  Since this fakeraid is generally garbage, and I’ll be using ZFS as well as gmirror, I thought I would try and work around it.

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Wing Shack Whitby is CLOSED

July 24th, 2009 No comments

Yup – that’s right.  More detail here.