Upgrading an uncooperative ReadyNAS

August 31, 2012

My ReadyNAS was refusing to be upgraded from version 4.1.6. Every time I tried to induce it to get a new upgrade, it complained that the checksum had failed. I eventually got it to upgrade by following the instructions on this page, which seems to avoid doing a checksum. I’m not sure if it will be necessary to repeat the process for every new release..

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Sonnet: Against Entropy

August 30, 2012

Seen on Tor.com during Poetry Month: Sonnet: Against Entropy, by John Ford.

Electrons find their paths in subtle ways,
A massless eddy in a trail of smoke;
The names of lovers, light of other days
Perhaps you will not miss them. That’s the joke.

Be sure to read the comments on the post too — the origin of the sonnet is pretty cool all by itself.

This is my favorite of the poems posted during Poetry Month, but there are a few other good ones too:

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