Hello! I'm Wayne Schlitt, welcome to my website.
I have kind of an eclectic selection of topics here, maybe you will
find something that interests you.
This site is really almost like three separate websites with three
distinct and non-overlapping topics. This "main page" really only
discusses what is happening with the website software and hardware, to
find out interesting stuff you will have to select a topic.
|What My Friends Are Up To||16 May 2005|
In the last few months, several of my friends have started to
actively work on their websites and list the projects that they
are working on. I think some of these are very impressive.
Radek: CNC, electronics, watches, old computers, old
radios and cats.
Epler: electronics, pictures, image processing, python, and
Cornelius: aikdo, Japanese, political ramblings about
Lincoln Nebraska, and cats.
Don't expect me to start updating this web page more often
though. This is the second update this year and it isn't even
|Changing ISPs||30 Mar 2005|
Sometime in the next week or so, I will be moving my website from
one ISP to another. In theory, this should all be
transparent to everyone and there should be zero downtime. If
things don't go well, you might have problems connecting for a
while, but rest assured that I'll try and fix any problems ASAP.
My old ISP has bandwidth quotas, which used to be quite reasonable
for dialup usage and 256kbps/64kbps ADSL lines, but things have
changed, and their quotes haven't kept pace. I am now running
into the quotas and my old ISP says that they can't reasonably
raise them. My new ISP has no bandwidth caps or quotas, so I will
have a lot more freedom. The sad thing is that I've been with my
old ISP for about a decade, it is a local company and was the
first ISP in the state. The new ISP is a big cable company.
:-< Yes, I've talked with the old ISP several times. I really
didn't want to leave them.
|New domain name: schlitt.net||03 Dec 2004|
My website has been very stable for quite a while now. The real
news is that I've managed to snatch the domain name schlitt.net and I am switching
everything over to it from my old domain midwestcs.com. I've had the
old domain since 1996, so this is the first time I've switched email
addresses in a very long time.
|An exciting day with ADSL yesterday!||20 Jul 2001|
Yesterday was a very exciting day on the ADSL front! I'm not sure
how many of these are related, but here is what happened:
- My change order to upgrade my ADSL service from 384kbps to
768kbps came through! This wasn't done to make this website
faster, I'm now telecommuting from California and I needed
the upgrade to make work tolerable. It should make the
downloads from the website faster anyway.
The Code Red Worm that attacked IIS webservers yesterday also triggered a bug in the CISCO 675 ADSL router that I used, causing several lockups.
My ADSL router has had heat problems ever since it was
replaced an earlier one that couldn't train up. Well,
yesterday it got very hot, locked up, and then died. Not
even the power LED would show up. Whether this was caused
by either of the above two events, or whether it just gave
up the ghost, I don't know. One thing for sure was that the
ADSL folks at the local telephone company were too swamped
to get to it for about 6 hours. Fortunately, a nice TelCo
guy named Steve (I think that was his name) stayed way after
work hours to get my ADSL replaced instead of making me wait
until today. Thanks Steve!
Anyway, the net result was I was down most of yesterday, but
things should be much better today.
Older news can be found in the