Four short links: 21 January 2010

Wireless Hacks, Real Time Web, 3D Christmas, Mac Sync

  1. DD-WRT — replacement firmware for cheap wireless router boxes that add new functionality like wireless bridging and quality-of-service controls (so Skype doesn’t break up while you’re web-browsing). Not a new thing, but worth remembering that it exists.
  2. Brain Dump of Real Time Web and WebSocket — long primer on the different technology for real-time web apps. Conclusion is that there’s no silver bullet yet, so more development work is needed. (via TomC on Delicious)
  3. Data Decs — 3d-printing Christmas decorations based on social network data. My favourite is the blackletter 404. (via foe on Delicious)
  4. ZSync — open source syncing application that makes it easy for app writers to connect desktop apps and iPhone apps. (via Dave Wiskus)
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  • Chris D

    I prefer http://www.polarcloud.com/tomato over dd-wrt. IMHO the QoS works better, interface is easier to use, and has some additional wireless functionality.