Connect Router to XFINITY WiFi


For the Comcast customers out there who have access to an xfinitywifi hotspot near your home or office, or maybe in your home, I have great news for you. If you're like me, you may have tried to connect an old router or travel router to XFINITY's hotspot to repeat the weak signal indoors and been sorely let down. The router shows it's connected but has no Internet access.

For the ultra-savvy, you'll realize that

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Monkey’s selfie at center of copyright dispute

Crested Black Macaque Selfie

In 2011, a Crested Black Macaque in Indonesia stole the camera of photojournalist David Slater taking numerous photos, one of which is the selfie seen above.

Slater is going at it with Wikipedia over the licensing of the photo, claiming Wikipedia is displaying the photo without permission. Wikipedia, on the other hand, believes the photo falls under the Public Domain because even though Slater owned the camera equipment, the photographer in fact was the macaque,

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Handy Tool: htaccess tester for mod_rewrite

While you and I may consider ourselves to be mod_rewrite experts, the truth is that sometimes we need a sanity check before hitting :wq in vim during the DevOps you know better than to be performing on that production server!

This handy online tester allows you to enter your requesting URL, your .htaccess rules, and check to see how the rules are applied and your rewritten output URL will be.

In particular this saved

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WRGMG: Surveys on Receipts

In this episode of "What Really Grinds My Gears," I want to expose the infiltration of survey offers on receipts. While this is nothing new by any stretch, it seems that it has reached fever pace at least in my humble state of New Jersey.

It seems that I can't go to any establishment without walking away with a receipt offering to enter me into a drawing for some prize if I fill out a

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