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Fun House / Re: The Word Association Game
« on: Yesterday at 01:58:00 AM »

Fun House / Re: The Ultimate Final Countdown
« on: Yesterday at 01:56:42 AM »

On a happier note, it's January and I'm not sick, just having a touch of insomnia for a change. :)

General Chit Chat / Re: I really HATE home Wifi
« on: Yesterday at 01:53:54 AM »
I considered that it could be the provider. It was pretty suspicious when the problems started pretty close to when the FCC voted to declassify ISPs under Title II protections. That said, it's been 5 days and the problems haven't come back (yet) so it does appear to be faulty router hardware.

General Chit Chat / I really HATE home Wifi
« on: January 10, 2018, 03:09:18 PM »
I really HATE home Wifi. You'd think that with all the technical advances over the last decade that issues with random drops, channel congestion and overall slow performance would be a thing of the past, but nooooooooooooooo.

Wifi is as unstable and miserable as ever on home routers! I had a router go bad so I got a new one and it was fine for a while. Signal strength was good, performance was way better than the old one, etc. but then we started getting random drops everywhere (including wired connections). OK, so after fighting with the limited settings on it, I did the usual 'google it' and found the firmware was highly suspected to be buggy and the cause of all the issues. OK, so I look for updated firmware and sure enough, there isn't any. The damn manufacturer is selling new routers with buggy firmware with no updates.....grrrr....

OK, so I look at my old friend DD WRT. Sure enough they have firmware for the router so I flash it with DD WRT thinking that'll at least tell me if it's really firmware or hardware. The DD WRT firmware did help. The wired connection stopped dropping and the Wifi devices appeared to stop dropping and performed a bit better (DD WRT lets you substantially increase transmission power and antenna gain).

Then the next day, the same Wifi issues returned. Poor signal strength, poor performance, and random drops....again.

I ended up getting yet another router today. The router that gave me all the problems was a Linksys WRT3200acm. It really should have performed way better for the specs it had. By all rights it should've kicked the Netgear AC1900's ass I picked up at f'ing Best Buy today that's performing way better than the Linksys ever did.

Seriously, WTF is wrong with router manufacturers!? I've used Netgear, Linksys, D-Link, and Belkin and they're all a roll of the dice as to whether or not you get something that'll work reliably and I'm really getting sick and tired of that crap. I get asked a lot about home Wifi routers (comes with the territory of being a net admin) so every time I tell people the same thing...research it and roll the dice. It's basically become a taboo subject when I wish I could tell people go to X manufacturer and look up router X, Y, and Z.

General Chit Chat / Re: Promotional Discovery
« on: January 06, 2018, 07:19:45 PM »
Good Luck Guardian!

Advertising ain't easy, but maybe in addition to Youtube, FB and Twitter, try all the other socials, may also try looking into online ads since they're everywhere?

General Chit Chat / Re: Welcome to 2018!
« on: January 06, 2018, 07:14:24 PM »
Happy Belated New Year everyone!

I'm off from work next week and I'm not sick so it's a good beginning. XD

Fun House / Re: The Word Association Game
« on: January 06, 2018, 07:12:14 PM »
Of Morality

Fun House / Re: The Ultimate Final Countdown
« on: December 31, 2017, 11:16:47 AM »

If I end up with a kid it'll be out of wedlock and because she drugged me or cast some spell. I don't intend to get married...ever.

Fun House / Re: The Word Association Game
« on: December 31, 2017, 11:13:51 AM »

(Ah so Izuna got a job? Good on her! :P)

General Chit Chat / Re: Merry Christmas, GU!
« on: December 25, 2017, 10:27:59 PM »
I usually don't have any wants for XMAS so I usually ask for $1,000,000 (it's a running gag every year) and I didn't get it. :P

I did get a Sega Genesis Classic though. That was unexpected. Thing has 81 games in it and can play Genesis carts (if I had any) and comes with the wired 6 button controllers. Audio's a little weird and it has some strange homebrews on it (as is common for the Genesis clones for some reason), but it still sounds good enough on my TV for me and I has many of the classics like Sonic, Phantasy Star, Golden Axe, etc. so I'm happy with it. :)

Happy what ever holiday you celebrate GU! If you aren't celebrating, then I hope you at least saved with the sales going on at least. XD

Fun House / Re: The Word Association Game
« on: December 25, 2017, 10:14:05 PM »

Fun House / Re: The Ultimate Final Countdown
« on: December 25, 2017, 10:13:01 PM »

You could always adopt. :P

The Gaming Lounge / Re: 10 million Switch Units Sold So far!!
« on: December 20, 2017, 11:14:12 PM »
Guess you're not a gamer on a go then.. since this increases your time ;)

There are two reasons why I'm not a gamer on the go:

1) I hate small screens
2) When I'm on the go, I actually don't have time to for it. I'm either at work without any free time, or at home with limited free time. When work sends me places I'm expected to be working, not playing games in the hotel room. When I do go somewhere with free time I have a gaming laptop with a large enough screen I can play my Steam games on, but it mostly sits on my desk next to me collecting dust.

GW, I feel you. I HATE being 32! I want to be 25 again... mostly because I feel like I'm a 25 year old stuck in a 32 year old's body! @_@

The only thing I miss about being 25 is being lighter. :P

General Chit Chat / Re: I'm working again!
« on: December 16, 2017, 10:25:40 PM »
Congrats! The cold bugs have been making their way around here too, but somehow I haven't gotten it (not sure why but it's probably coming). Hope you feel better soon! XD

General Chit Chat / Re: Now I'm freeeeee! Freefallin'!
« on: December 16, 2017, 10:20:07 PM »
I'm way to heavy for that, but damn, that sounds like a fun thing to do at least once. :)

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