Flashing an AirLink router again and again with DD-WRT

I got an Airlink 101 AR430w router from a dude at a McHenry County Software Craftsmanship meeting. He had already flashed it with DD-WRT and like a moron I tried a web firmware upgrade to the latest build 21061 – without knowing what it fixed. Then you turn it on, it powers up, and sits… Continue reading Flashing an AirLink router again and again with DD-WRT

Converting from PocoMail to Gmail

Wifey was tired of PocoMail. It has not been revised in years, the HTML renderer, while “safe”, is not very conformant, which translates into lots of Tech Support calls. Me. Since she uses Gmail at work, why not migrate to Gmail? PocoMail uses Unix MBOX format files to store email – very nice, a standard… Continue reading Converting from PocoMail to Gmail

Converting ISO-8601 date strings to Date in Pentaho Kettle

So I was working on a conversion from a CSV dump from a student system to our internal label database. New school year, new students. I like to use the time format yyyy-MM-ddTHH:mmZ (ISO-8601, a standard format) for strings, but Pentaho Kettle has no explicit conversion from an ISO-8601 string date to a date type… Continue reading Converting ISO-8601 date strings to Date in Pentaho Kettle

Git Bash – where’s my flash drive?

I spend my day in the magnificent Git Bash shell. Recently I started bring work home by pushing the project to a bare Git repository on the flash drive at B: git remote add flash /b/circdesk-android.git git push flash If the flash drive was not mounted before Git Bash is launched, it can not be… Continue reading Git Bash – where’s my flash drive?

Rhapsody Desktop Script error

At some point, Rhapsody (Windows 7) started popping error messages every time I did something in the GUI. Annoying. Found this article that described a possibility of firewall or AV software. I drilled into Internet Options, the Security tab, then looked at Trusted Sites. (Click the “Sites…” button.) The offending URL was there, http://pagead.googlesyndication.com/. SO… Continue reading Rhapsody Desktop Script error