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Pete Brown's Blog (POKE 53280,0)

Pete Brown writes on a variety of topics from XAML with the Windows Runtime (WinRT), .NET programming using C#, WPF, Microcontroller programming with .NET Microframework, .NET Gadgeteer, Windows on Devices, and even plain old C, to raising two children in the suburbs of Maryland, woodworking, CNC and generally "making physical stuff". Oh, and Pete loves retro technology, especially Commodore (C64 and C128). If the content interests you, please subscribe using the subscription link to the right of every page.

Archive for tag: Network

  • The Great Migration (or why I’m not interested in playing home IT guy anymore)

    This is the story of how I moved my infrastructure out of my house and into the hands of people who do this for a living. In addition to six laptops (two for me, one for my wife, one for each kid, one for my CNC machine) several PCs, and countless other connected screens (tablets, phone, game consoles, smart tv, STB, blu ray player, and more), I actively run three rack servers. One is...

  • Getting the most speed out of Verizon FIOS

    Earlier this year, I upgraded my Verizon 15/5 business-class FIOS to 35/35. While I had awesome downstream results, my upstream always hovered around 6-10. I run my web server out of my house, and also do a lot of VPN work with Microsoft, so upstream is really important. I first called Verizon support, and got annoyed at the wait. I tweeted something, and a Verizon tech contacted me o...

  • Nerdware: My Home Network, Rack Servers, CNC Machine

    I like to mess around with computers. Every primary computer I've owned since my first 486 has been built by me (my previous computers, a 286 and a Commodore 128 were purchased). I also run a moderately complex network at my house which I realize I have never fully described anywhere. So, thought I'd tell you about it here. Why My first server was a linux box I had in our last apartment. It w...