WRT54G Cooling

The other day my Linksys WRT54G finally died, my internet kept dropping and then I finally noticed that it was overheating and probably fried, I let it cool down, then I reset it ghetto style (connect pins 15 and 16 on its intel chip with a jewel screwdriver) and tftp’d the last official Linksys Firmware version to it, but it was still dead.

So the next day I bought a new WRT54G v2 (same router) and decided that it is an awesome router with all the possibilities of its firmware since it runs linux, but it has major cooling issues, so I made a solution that’s ugly, but works. Once I get the time I’ll clean it up and make a bracket for the fan to be mounted with and adapt the fan to be powered by a wall outlet.

For now I have a silent 80mm fan taped to the top of it pulling air out of the router from the holes on top of it. The fan is powered by the NeonPulse server’s PSU since the router is always next to the server anyways.

Server and Router

Router and Fan

New Computer!

Alright, so my parents finally gave in and are letting my build a new computer, in exchange I’m giving them my old one. =P

I bought it all on NewEgg and once its all processed it will ship and then be here 3 days later, the specs of it are:

  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Manchester 1GHz HT 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Dual Core Processor
  • SAPPHIRE 100150 Radeon X1900XTX 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 Video Card (returned, replaced with an NVIDIA 7900GT)
  • ASUS A8N-SLI Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard
  • 2 sticks of CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) System Memory
  • Creative Fatal1ty 1010 Black 4 Buttons 1x Wheel USB Optical Fatal1ty 1010 Mouse
  • ASPIRE X-Plorer ATXB8KLW-GN Black/Green Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
  • ASPIRE ATX-AS520W BLACK ATX 520W Power Supply (fried, replaced with an Ultra X-Connect)

Now for some pretty pictures:

Fatal1ty Mouse

Aspire Case

Asus Mobo

AMD x2


Dennis was a beautiful kid, he was always making people laugh and was nice to everyone. I didn’t get to know him as well as I wanted to because he was always asking others about themselves and never talked about himself, but as much as I knew him, I knew that he was an awesome kid who brought us enough laughs and love to last a lifetime.

Dennis CollageHeartagramDennis

Here are some of his beautiful words:

Friday, September 30, 2005
cant erase this peom,it a good one. but it means nuthing to ME anymore ^.^

I will never forget the days we once had
The days when you were everything to me
My mind used to tell me we’d be together forever
But now I realize that was all a big dream
The feelings I have for you will never go
I wish I could take back that one regretful day
The day when I willingly let you slide from my arms
Never did I think of the astonishing pain of regrets
That I would once have to live through
The sight of you in someone else’s arms
Makes my heart shatter into a million pieces
I sometimes wonder if you still think of me
Or if to you, I’m just a face in the crowd
I wish so very much that one day we can have it all back
But for now, I’ll sit here silently
Remembering all the memories we once shared
Everyday my love grows much stronger
Hoping that one day you will feel the same
And put back the pieces of my broken heart.

~Dennis //edit//

Saturday, December 03, 2005
somthing i wrote, never finished it, mybe you can finish it for me matt. I love you my prince of darkness

crosses spinning in the air
as you sit upon the chair of redemption
screaming for attention
throne of lies
keep the truth from your dead eyes of consumption
feel the eruption of my corruption
as you fade against my blade
you scream like a banshee
wondering has she
gone all away to see
for me to wonder
can I slumber
against the odds of the gods
of crys and lies
have you ever wondered how to cry
have you ever wondered how to lie
if that is the case
this is not your place
not your solitude
your little fortitude

Somthing my little nightmare wrote me

We cant always be together,
but one of us is always thinking of the other,
its like were branded with eachothers names in are heads,
remebering everything eachother said.
R hearts are beating to the same tune,
saying goodbye for us always comes to soon,
Im above and you down below,
Are hearts say yes but they say no.
Dont worry dear,
I have but one fear,
and it is not having you here,
but i can stay strong,
but only for so long,
and the ones that said no will see,
that they’ll never tare u apart form me.
We’ll tare them apart first,
limb from limb,
curse over curse,
just hold on dear,
they wont find us there,
the little spot in are mind,
were only death and us can find.
Hold my hand and help clean up the blood on the floor,
dont react,
theyll never open my door.
Only you had the key to unlock me,
and you gave me a scare,
but ill always be your little nightmare.

Somthing I would sing to my doughter, I love you my princess of fire

Grant that no hobgoblins fright me
No hungry devils rise up and bite me
No urchins, elves, or drunkards ghosts
Shove me against walls or posts
Oh grant I may no black thing touch
Though meny men love to meet such.

Rest in Peace Dennis
You are in our hearts eternally.