- z2016-01-30- Uverse Wifi Hinky Again
Our UVerse WiFi was seeming a bit better since our last router replacement a couple months ago. But now it's bad again.
Hmm, related to upgrading our IMac to El Capitan? z2016-01-23-MigrateFromIphotoToPhotos
Unplugged WiFi-repeater. No help. (But leave it off.)
UVerse says trying testing wired connection. Not easy, none of the current laptops have an EtherNet jack! And router is in basement with no good place to stick a desktop. Have to use Number Three's 6-yo laptop!
Jan31: hook up Number Three's, use speedtest.net (which they request)
- Laptop wired: ping 471, down 1.9, up 0.9
- Tells Boys sleep, try again: ping 70, down 2.5, up 1.3
- Again immed: ping 34, down 3.1, up 1.3
Again Speed Of Me ping 41, down 1.5-3, up 1.3
Grr Crash Plan was running before. Have Number Two Son start doing homework, but Crash Plan now paused...
- Ping 444, dow 2.6, up 1.02
Number Two Son sleep again, ping 28, down 6.3, up 1.3
Number Two Son wake again, ping 469, down 2.0
so, it appears that not only is the IMac the machine with the worst situation, but having it active makes everyone else's machine slower, even a wired machine!
run WiFi diagnostics stuff on my laptop
- currently channel 9, best 2.4GHz: 1, 11 (but I'm staying on 9 for now)
SNR ~34, signal -60db
check Number One Son laptop: hard to tell, but pretty sure he's on 801.11n - update=confirmed
go to Number Two Son IMac
- he sees more networks than I do
- run diagnostics there
- those other networks aren't on channel 9
- but actually he's on channel 161 because he's using 802.11ac/5GHz not 802.11n
- can/should we change that?
- or opposite - turn off the 5GHz radio on the router!
- Ping 161, down 6.5, up 1.2
- Again: ping 437 - argh!
Number Two Son sleep: ping 62, down 5.72
IMac13,2 late 2012, 8GB
tried simple things (remove, re-add network, etc.) didn't help http://www.gottabemobile.com/2016/01/18/common-os-x-el-capitan-problems-fixes/
purge Safari cache, confirm no proxies, etc. https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7260515?tstart=0
- ping 26, down 6.8!
- 10min later: ping 260! (down still 5.8)
install/run Etre Check: it identifies 1 piece adware, says download malwarebytes app which I do, it find 2 and removes them.
Feb01 try more
call Apple, get no real satisfaction, since I've already done everything. No improvement. Tech suggests calling UVerse.
upgrade UVerse from 6Mbps down to 18Mbps.
speedtest.net on Mac Book Pro/WiFi while IMac asleep: ping 22ms, down 22.8, up 1.98
wakeup IMac, launch MsWord and quit it immediately. Rerun speedtest on MBP: ping 340ms, 2.7 down!?!?!
call UVerse: guy on phone says he seems like "line noise" issue, will send tech
Feb06: Number Two Son still having some issues in his game. Ah, it's League Of Legends, and maybe it's the game!
Feb07: install the memory
- z2016-01-04- Mayfield Pingpad Consumer Freemium
Ross Mayfield explains PingPad's Consumer FreemIum Business Model (in light of EverNote's woes). In my view consumer freemium is the best business model for consumer software because it doesn’t have scale limitations... Consumer freemium, especially for a VirAl app like Pingpad, let’s you invest in the product to benefit users instead of marketing to benefit vendors. It encourages you to go for scale, creating network effects that are natural barriers to entry vs. the competition... if someone wants to be a group owner and have control (see the lock on the left), they will have to pay for being an inhibitor of viral growth... The classical reason there is Enter Prise vs. consumer is the former demands customization and the latter demands a focused (Coher Ence) engaging experience at scale. It is by going enterprise you end up a Frankenstein, and it’s how you manage that balance. If you go to early you will be pulled apart by differing enterprise requirements before realizing your core and whole product concept.
- z2011-02-16- Libya Revolt
LibYa is now in the RevoltsOf2011 game. On the evening of 15 February approximately 200 people began demonstrating in front of police headquarters in Benghazi following the arrest of Libyan human rights activist Fethi Tarbel.
update - Libyan leader Muammar Al Gaddafi is believed to have fled the capital Tripoli after anti-government demonstrators breached the state television building and set government property alight.
Tribal leaders railed against Gaddafi while reports swirled of soldiers defecting from their units to the opposition. There were also reports of senior Libyan officials resigning from their posts, outraged by the killings carried out by security forces.
JuanCole says: The residents are alleging that the Qaddafi regime has scrambled fighter jets to strafe civilian crowds, has deployed heavy artillery against them, and has occupied the streets with armored vehicles and strategically-placed snipers.
Mar19: a multi-state coalition began a military intervention in Libya, ostensibly to implement United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973. The United Nations Intent and Voting was to have "an immediate ceasefire in Libya, including an end to the current attacks against civilians, which it said might constitute crimes against humanity"
Mar31: "Whence Libya? Why Libya? Whither Libya?" by WRPolk. Finally, what is the alternative today in Libya? At this point there are no attractive or easy alternatives. That was true in VietNam and IRaq; it is certainly also true of Afghani Stan. So the easy thing is to keep on doing the same thing. But doing the same thing also causes the costs to rise and only rarely produces conditions conducive to policy change. A more sensible course of action is to try to stop digging the hole into which one is falling.
Aug'2011: fall of Tripoli
Oct20: Gaddafi killed by NTC.
The 2012 Benghazi attack took place on the evening of September 11, 2012, when Islamic militants attacked the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, killing U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith.
Oct'2012: Lt Col Andrew Wood answered that AlQaeda is now more established in Libya than it was prior to the 2011 intervention, and that the terrorist group is "certainly more established than we are." There were concerns during the intervention that the US and our NATO allies did not even know who made up the forces that were fighting to oust dictator Col. Muammar Ghaddafi. Similar concerns have arisen as the civil war in Syria escalates.
The civil war's aftermath led to violence and instability across the country, which erupted into renewed civil war in 2014... when General Khalifa Haftar launched Operation Dignity against Islamist groups. The Second Libyan Civil War is an ongoing conflict between four rival organizations seeking to control Libya:
the internationally recognized government of the Council of Deputies that was elected democratically in 2014, also known as the "Tobruk government" and internationally known formally as the "Libyan Government", which has the loyalty of the Libyan Army under the command of General officer Khalifa Haftar and has been supported by air strikes by Egypt and the UAE.;
the rival Islamist government of the new General National Congress based in the capital Tripoli, led by the Muslim Brotherhood, backed by the wider Islamist coalition known as "Libya Dawn" and aided by Qatar, Sudan, and Turkey;
- the Islamist Shura Council of Benghazi Revolutionaries, led by Ansar al-Sharia (Libya), which has had the support of the New General National Congress and the unrecognised government in Tripoli led by former Prime Minister Omar Al-Hassi, stating that Ansar al-Sharia are "simple, beautiful and amiable" as well as being engaged in “missionary work";
and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant's Libyan provinces.
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