Adblock Edge - Firefox - News

Submitted by tarvid on Tue, 03/17/2015 - 14:52

After several updates to Firefox and Chrome, both became slow and streaming impossible. I normally blame this sort of thing on add-ons but in this case, I tried adding Adblock Edge (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/adblock-edge/) to Firefox. Instantly, Firefox started streaming again. I still had one nasty ad at the top of http://rt.com so I right clicked on the add and blocked ||googlesyndication.com^.

Moodle at LSNet

Submitted by tarvid on Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:14

Moodle is a platform for creating and taking courses. There are no hundreds if not thousands of free courses on the Internet. One of our customers wanted to offer a course, had experience with Moodle at Atlantic University and asked for my assistance in setting up Moodle on our server. The current version of Moodle would not install cleanly on our previous software platform Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. We recently upgraded to 14.04 (a long story in itself) which made a install of the current version of Moodle feasible.

IP addresses

Submitted by tarvid on Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:23

We needed more IP addresses to monitor key points on our TWR (The Wired Road) network. To get them we had to release the old block and get a new larger one. That required changing hundreds of references which caused considerable discomfort as we waited for the new addresses to propagate through the Internet Domain System. You can "resolve" domain names to IP addresses with "nslookup", "dig" on Mac OS and Linux. "dig" can be download as part of BIND from  http://www.isc.org/downloads/. 

New helen

Submitted by tarvid on Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:16

Upgraded hardware (easy) and software (not so easy). Fixed enough glitches to post but I suspect there are a lot of bugs around. I'd realy appreciate an email if you find something (tarvid@ls.net).  No time to chat.

Internet at the beach

Submitted by tarvid on Sun, 08/24/2014 - 09:34

I don't get to the beach often but I often suffer from Internet withdrawal. Not my only addiction. My crappy LG 39C tracfone is adequate for reading email but impossible for me to type on. A Bluetooth keyboard would help that. The keyboard on my aging Acer laptop is barely adequate for the current task. To make it play, I need connectivity.

Don't do that

Submitted by tarvid on Thu, 06/12/2014 - 12:16

A wanderer said to Mullah Nasrudin "Bad things happen when I do "x".

Nasrudin replied "Don't do that!"

My wife said the same thing when I botched an upgrade to our web server.

A most valued customer asked me to install Moodle - https://moodle.org/

New Dialup Numbers

Submitted by tarvid on Fri, 06/06/2014 - 12:14

There are new dialup numbers for LSNet.

Go to http://ls.net/callfind.pl and enter the number you will be dialing from.

You may get more than one number. Write down the last 7 digits ignoring the are code which should match yours. One may work better than others. Elk Creek and Independence use Mouth of Wilson phone numbers

There are multiple ways of finding the dialup number and they differ among versions of Windows. In recent versions,