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Run Router Run! WRT54G v3.1 Information about vlan ports.

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WRT54G v3.1

In OpenWRT, you can configure that by editing:

/etc/config/network

config switch eth0
option vlan0 “0 1 2 3 4 5*”

Now, I was stumped as to which number corresponds to which port, found the information on DDWRT’s website [1]

0 = WAN / Internet
1 = Port 1 (nearest to WAN)
2 = Port 2
3 = Port 3
4 = Port 4
5 = CPU Internal
5* = CPU Internal default

It is worth reading up on the details of what 5 and 5* ports mean, on the original website:

[1] http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/VLAN_Bridging_WAN_and_a_LAN_port

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April 22, 2011 at 3:55 am

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Hacking my WRT54G with OpenWRT and serial console. Just can’t get Lan ports to ping, wifi works :(

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April 21, 2011 at 11:47 pm

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Half of dad’s book collection. A few thousand here. Checking if ok, repacking and stacking.

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April 20, 2011 at 10:57 am

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Met friends for b’fast at Saradwadi, a spot halfway between Pune and Ahmednagar. Photo by @sonytone // @royalenfield

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April 20, 2011 at 8:45 am

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Voicenote: App Idea: Landmark Tweets

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Sound clip 50.amr Listen on Posterous

Build an app that informs people before they reach landmark tweet count, such as 10,000, or 50k or a palindrome number or a number set by user.

Written by hiway

April 18, 2011 at 1:32 pm

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Is there a service to transcribe voice to text automatically?

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I’m asking this because I would appreciate even the most rudimentary transcription for these voicenotes that I’ve been posting. It will help searching for text in the content.

The idea is to record voice as a .amr file (awesome compression/ voice quality and availability of native app to record in this format on phones) or mp3 and send it to an email address, where the dictation is transcribed into text using some speech to text software and this text is sent back as a reply to my email, with the amr file still attached… which I can then forward to people or my posterous blog for posting here.

Why reply with attachment? It ensures that the transcribed text is accompanied by original voice note – nobody should be made to hunt down the original file once transcribed text comes back on email, even if just to attach the sound and forward the message.

This gives us the ability to quickly create messages in a format we are comfortable in – speaking. Have it transcribed to text, with some errors acceptable. Review the text, correct errors that could change meaning of our words and forward the pair of voice and text to intended recipient.

This, if available, could be a great boon for blogging raw ideas, spontaneous thoughts, on the move notes.

I’m asking for transcribing whole message in one go. I’m aware there are services that let you make a phone call and dictate emails. But I want both voice and text available :)

Any luck for finding exact service? Or anyone game to make something like this? Should be trivial if a decent open source speech to text system is available. All that remains is glueing email and that app with some clever code and having some bandwidth and processing resources to spare. Or charge for the service! ;)

Written by hiway

April 18, 2011 at 4:20 am

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Voicenote: The best user interface is invisible

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Sound clip 41.amr Listen on Posterous

Title says it all. The voicenote is a long wound rant about the simple title :)

Written by hiway

April 18, 2011 at 4:11 am

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