Discoveries, no. 577.

This past week I discovered the following awesome things:

  • Moving from a 10-year-old DOCSIS 2.0 modem to a DOCSIS 3.0 modem, assuming your cable ISP is remotely in tune with the times, will make your bandwidth better.
  • Moving from a 7-year-old (?) Linksys WRT54GL a/b/g wireless router to a new Netgear WNR3500L b/g/n wireless router, assuming you have a laptop with wireless-N, is well worth the investment (and the Netgear is equally hackable with open firmware).
  • If you had a stressful day, playing Rancor Rampage on Kinect Star Wars with your kids is a great way to take the edge off.