I love writing reports like this one.
Monday, May 07, 2007 by Dave Winer.
1. Yesterday I posted here about expanding a LAN. I had a missing, important piece of knowledge about routers and switches. Now that the gap is filled, I can see my IP-based printer from all stations on my local network. I also bought a nice new switch, which should arrive from Amazon on Wednesday, so I can add 15 more devices to my LAN, all visible to each other.
2. A few weeks back I noted that Firefox wouldn't display local images under certain circumstances, only to discover that this is a security precaution, a wise one. This morning I thought of a workaround, don't know why I didn't think of it earlier. My app is a web server in addition to all the other things it is. So I wrote a custom responder that loads the specified image from disk and returns it. Voila. Outage circumvented, neatly.