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Miscellaneous Posts

Anecdote – forcing wifi bridge to connect to other AP

This is personal anecdote about how to  re-connect to a disconnected wifi bridge if your main AP is off/broken.

Usually our network is layered as follows:

Laptop
<-----[WIFI]----->
DLINK Powerline Enabled AP
<-----[Copper Power Wire]----->
TP LINK Powerline
<-----[Ethernet]----->
ADSL Modem & AP
<-----[WIFI]----->
Asus WL-330N3G 
<-----[ethernet]----->
WD Media Player

So 2 weeks ago the ADSL Modem (AP including LAN DHCP server) died but in the network I continued seeing the SSID. After scanning the network we saw that the ASUS wireless bridge transmits with the same SSID as the ADSL modem / AP. The actual modem is a Belkin but the wireless bridge uses the same SSID as seen below from an iphone app called “Net Analyzer”.

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Google hiding search parameters in referer address

Greetings,

While checking my statscounter/analytics today and noticed that the number of links starting with the following had increased:
www.google.gr/url?sa=t&rct=j
OR
www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j

What I don’t like with these links is that I can no longer know what search was used to land the users on my page, in order to be able to tweek my SEO, and know what content is more demanded.

Reading a bit more about this I found out its’ google’s new policy to hide the search parameters for users privacy – Ok I can understand that.

There is however the opinion that this data is for sale if your an advertiser who is paying them (I have not confirmed this).

More information on this from designer Tim Minor in his blog post: Deconstructing Google url search parameters .

Meanwhile in Athens…

After the storm

Meanwhile in Athens…
After the storm

Photo stitching of various photos from a roof.

Larger (2MB): https://linux10.papaki.gr:8443/sitepreview/http/public-transport.gr/stitch_around_XSMALL.jpg
XLarge (22MB) : https://linux10.papaki.gr:8443/sitepreview/http/public-transport.gr/stitch_around_LARGE.jpg — at Papagou.