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BOINC is an open-source volunteer oriented distributed computing grid. It’s free, and harnesses the unused clock cycles from processors and graphics cards to attempt to cure cancer/AIDS/Ebola, map the Milky Way galaxy, fold proteins, search for extraterrestrial life, and others.

House Ethernet Rewiring

CAT5e / RJ-45
Creative Commons License credit: Justin Marty
Well, this weekend was QUITE eventful. After last weeks Verizon FiOS ONT fun, I finally (after a year and a half) got our Cat6 rewiring done!  With the help of my wife’s parents, we were able to run two runs to the living room for the DVR and Blu-Ray player, two runs to the other side of the office for my computer and the server, and a tiny run to her computer!

The runs to the living room weren’t that hard.  Yes, there was a lot of work involved, but it was nothing compared to the run to the other side of the office!  We ended up having to get my wife’s 14-year-old cousin to go the last 20 feet through the office to be able to run the cabling!

Note: Since these pictures were taken, I’ve clean up the cabling some and used real labels.


Mike is tech geek known for his creation of programs in bizarre but awesome fashion. He's an avid photographer, reader, cinephile, programmer, and into anything geeky; he'll be glad to talk about anything ranging from MMO's to PHP.

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