hardware

Problems with Wake on Wireless LAN

Problems with Wake on Wireless LAN

One of the great little things about computers is surely Wake On Lan feature on most network cards. It allows you to wake up a turned off or sleeping computer by sending a remote wake up packet (sometimes called a 'magic' packet). I found myself depending on this nifty little thing lately, since I want to be able to access files remotely, but I don't want to have a computer running all the time (it's not very green, is it?) or be there physically to turn it on (beats the purpose, I guess). Read more

Hardware upgrade

Hardware upgrade

So, how do you realize you are ripe for a major hardware upgrade? In my case, when I start to notice significant lags in most of the things I do on a computer, when the time spent in waiting that mouse cursor to change becomes unbearable. It's not that the computer has become slower, it's that my expectations became higher ;) Read more

A DIY NAS with Ubuntu

A DIY NAS with Ubuntu

As a personal collection of large files grows, one has always problems with additional storage. Once the problem was with not enough disk space, but today it may as well be the physical space to store the disks. A computer case is only as big, and soon you can't add new disks, because there is simply no room in it. This is a problem I first faced a couple of years ago, and pondered ever since to solve it. Read more