ipv6 at home: Comcast ipv6 trials

I'm admittedly late to the party with this, as it's a January 27th announcement. Comcast is gearing up for public ipv6 trials starting in April, and they're looking for guinea pigs trial users. [Update 2010-02-26] I just received an email from Comcast. They'll start ramping up 6RD trials nationwide. Dual-stack trials will be regionally limited. [...]

Elitegroup (ECS) customer support: Buyer beware

I will tell you a story of my experience with Elitegroup's (ECS) customer support, a story that starts on New Year's Eve 2009 and continues today. The point of the story, beyond just venting my spleen that is, is to serve as a note of caution to really look into the support record of any [...]

ipv6 addressing – there is no NAT, and “renumbering needs work”

Addressing is a big deal with ipv6. For people coming from ipv4, wrapping one's head around ipv6 addressing can be hard. This post is a response to the comments discussion in the Standalone Sysadmin blog post urging uptake of ipv6. In the comments, we see people concerned with the fact that ipv6 addressing gives a [...]

ipv6 at home, part 3: gogonet tunnels, freenet6

This blog post is part of a series on ipv6. In part 1, I provided an overview of ipv6 and looked at Teredo, the technology built into Windows Vista; in part 2, I looked at AYIYA tunnels through aiccu, using sixxs net as a tunnel broker. Part 2.5 is a collection of useful ipv6 tidbits, [...]

ipv6 at home, part 2.5: Google, DHCPv6, speed tests, troubleshooting, various

This blog post is part of a series on ipv6. In part 1, I provided an overview of ipv6 and looked at Teredo, the technology built into Windows Vista; in part 2, I looked at AYIYA tunnels through aiccu, using sixxs net as a tunnel broker. I also got stuck for a very long time [...]

ipv6 at home, Part 2: Tunnel brokers, Windows “AYIYA” tunnel

Has it been 2 months? High time to get on with the planned ipv6 series, then. If you are entirely new to ipv6, it may pay to read part 1: overview. In this installation, I will cover the use of the SixXS tunnel broker to create an ipv6-over-ipv4 tunnel from your Windows PC, on XP [...]

IPv6 at home, Part 1: Overview, Teredo

[Edit 2010-02-25 - adding some forward links to the other parts of this series. Rewrote parts - no more mention of how slow Teredo is (it's not), and some updated comments to reflect the state of ipv6 in 2010] This blog post is part of a series on ipv6. In this part, I provide an [...]

The Payroll Advance – and why it is a Bad Idea

This year, I became aware of a lending vehicle that is designed to hook the desperate to a never-ending cycle of debt: The Payroll Advance, also known as a Payday Loan. It is a line of short-term credit that is open to anyone - no background checks, no credit checks, nothing of the sort. For [...]