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. Continue reading Ditching Bell POTS for VoIP around Toronto
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!
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.
I’ve recently added a page describing my little update to my home wiring. If you are not getting the full sync rate out of your DSL modem, or are experiencing frequent disconnects, this procedure may help you…
I’ve been working in the garden again. Yesterday I finished raking out the soil, so that I had a nice, even bed. I also decided to pile the rocks I pulled out in a little more functional and aesthetic way. Today I finally got to the good stuff… Continue reading Vegetables Rock!