Month: September 2011

Reflashing a WRT54GL

I have been happily running a Linksys WRT54GL router with an open source firmware on my home network for the past few years. Last weekend I tried to get an OpenVPN client installed to connect my network with another. No problem I thought – all it should take is to install the package using the…

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Extracting ACDSee thumbnails

I recently lost a bunch of digital photos of mine in a tragic hard-drive accident. While I was unable to recover the actual images, I found that my image viewer ACDSee had created thumbnails for each of them. ACDSee automatically maintains a database of thumbnails for all folders that you browse through under your local…

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On Android Services

For the latest release of SharePlay, my media player for network shares, I wanted to get rid of a fairly annoying bug that I was encountering more and more whenever I was using the app for longer periods of time: sometimes, after playing a number of songs, playback would just stop without any indication of…

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