routed out : review of Tomato firmware


I’ve been battling with my router for the last few months.  Today I won thanks to some handy replacement firmware.  It’s rare that I encounter a technology that I immediately love because it “just works”.

Tomato ( just works. 

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things that made this weekend great


  • housework that involved Instructions 6-9 (above)
  • pumpkin pancakes.
  • Official. Election. Mail. — My ballot is in hand, and now I proceed to participating in democracy!
  • two (count’em) trips to the grocery store to prep for dinner tonight
  • a long, good, but hard conversation with my best friend
  • two new books came in at the library: the last Harry Potter & “The Feminine Mystique”, which will be much more interesting to read than the two books I’m currently reading (“Pilgrim’s Progress”, and “Lake Wobegon Days”)
  • spending a productive hour learning css so I could get bullets to work on my blog posts
  • a great lunch: garden burger on ciabatta rolls with blue cheese & BBQ sauce + M’s homemade pumpkin chocolate chip bars… yum!
  • a note with a heart attached 
  • playing with my new phone – new features, new tips, new tricks, new games, new problems to solve (I have to stress test every new device, even if it’s only supposed to be just a phone)
  • the presidential candidates roasting each other had me loling
  • seeing DD beg… BEG… in public.  wow.
  • breakfast at Glo’s
  • the threatening 8am phone from my brother’s keeper… the story of the craziness continues, but I really don’t wanna go into it right now.  Maybe later.
  • … and a wonderful Sunday of doing “sunday” like things

Oh, yah… this is old news… I went paragliding last weekend… it’s not quite as exciting as sky diving, but still worth doing at least once.  It would have only been better had there been better weather for thermals so we could have stayed aloft longer.  Instead ,we dropped like rocks. :(

outlook & extra line breaks: html formatting gone bad

I get frustrated by the tiniest of problems.  This mornings issue is with Microsoft Outlook and the way the messages it sends get formatted by other recipients.  I can’t stand the extra line breaks that I see in GMail/Live/Hotmail when I send messages from Outlook 2007.

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