Notepad++ is a brilliant little text editor. It’s lightweight (2.89M), tabbed, open source, free, extensible and has FTP functionality built in. It also sports syntax highlighting, drag and drop capability and a powerful regular expression search and replace function. I’ve used Notepad++ for a long time but only recently discovered the FTP capability. Now, instead […]

DD-WRT Repeater

When we first got high-speed internet we connected Kirsten’s computer to the Linksys router under her desk. Mine and the girls’ computers connected wirelessly, which was fine for the girls but my reception stunk! The wireless connection to my computer was slow and would intermittently drop off-line. That was not an acceptable situation. After much […]

Ubuntu Linux Installation

Lately my Windows XP SP2 machine has been having hiccups. In fact, I think it’s developed a degenerative form of cancer. Now, I’m not one of the hardcore open source guys who despises Bill and hates winblow$. Windows has it’s good points; it’s fairly simple to use, has great hardware support, and it’s ubiquitous so […]