So I’m playing some Halo 3 matchmaking and the little message pops up and reports that my router’s NAT is not very open, so I’ll get less matches. So what do I do? I decide to try to disable NAT on my router specs. Big mistake. Suddenly there’s no functionality on my Belkin router. It told me to go to a new IP (as opposed to the 192.168.2.1 it was before) but I couldn’t even access that. Fortunately I decided to hunt up fixes for it online, so I just plugged the laptop in straight to the LAN port straight from the modem. So Internet worked then. Looked it up with that search, found these two posts, which basically state I need to just hard reset the router itself. One suggestion recommended I try the “acrobatic reset”, meaning I had to do some marginally challenging two-handed maneuvers — pushing in the reset button with a pushpin on the back for 10 sec, pulling the power with the other hand while still holding in, and replugging and keeping the reset held for 10 sec. It worked, to say the least, and the factory defaults were back in order. All I did was reinstall the CD dealy, and I was on my way. If you’re in this predicament, hopefully this post could point you in the right direciton =D Now more messing with NAT stuff for me! I’ve decided to just hardwire the 360 directly to the modem when I need to, and no more NAT issues =P
So I posted a question on Ask Metafilter trying to find out if there is some master list of all of the Halo 3 promotions going around, so I could enter them all and possibly win at least something Halo 3 related. Well, one of the replies was for a site that lists pretty much all of the online promotions EVAR and now I’m hooked. And it is my goal to ensnare you forever as well. You will click here now I said.
Check out this vehicle suspension (as in, the mechanism that cushions the car’s chassis on dips/etc) comparing conventional suspension with a new Bose-made suspension. The first couple examples are pretty cool, but there’s a nice surprise at the end worth noting =)
This is almost too corny even for me to post.. It’s the SW:ROTJ scene where Luke takes off Vader’s helmet so Anakin can see his son with his own eyes. I always thought that mouthpiece looked prime for something like this. Very silly!
Here’s a nifty pass LSU made when up to kick for a field goal, the ball holder catches the ball like normal but the kicker runs off to the side and catches the ball as the holder tosses it over his shoulder, and has such a wide opening it’s absurd. Good job =D The best angles are at around 1:00 on the video time.
So much for that everyday posting, ya know?
Quite possibly one of my most favoritest cereal box characters, Sugar Bear, is shown in a vertical timeline form here from the earliest version to the newest. Great stuff!!