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Router Flashing for mere Humans

July 1, 2011 by ivoflipse. 0 comments

Netgear WNDR3700 RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N 600 Gigabit Router

I’ve read it countless times: flashing your router to DD-WRT to get more control over it and unlock more power. Sounds great, but how often do regular users actually end up doing this? Probably not that often. I’ve always held it off, because the risk of bricking my router never seemed worth the trouble. Besides, my networking skills are mediocre at best, so I never felt the urge to unlock even more settings! However, when I tried to open up Calibre and use its internet sharing feature, it turned out that my generic router was virtually unable to be set up properly. So today, I’m biting the bullet and will actually try to flash my brand new Netgear WNDR3700 router to DD-WRT, because surely if I can do it, anyone can!

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Super User Recent Feature Changes

May 28, 2011 by ivoflipse. 0 comments

After BloodPhilia asked you guys what the Super User blog should be focusing on, slhck pointed out that it would be nice if we could address recent changes to Super User and the Stack Exchange network. So here’s our first overview of recent changes.

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NHinkle: Super User’s Super Star

May 25, 2011 by ivoflipse. 0 comments

profile for nhinkle on Stack Exchange, a network of free, community-driven Q&A sites

Welcome nhinkle, our latest Super User moderator! He has been with us for quite some time already and has always been a valued user. As you can see from his rep graph, he’s been a steady participant on Super User and finally broke 10k rep this past April.

On of the things you might know nhinkle about are his excellently formatted answers and his participation in tag-wiki’s.

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Wil, “I’m a PC!”

May 5, 2011 by ivoflipse. 2 comments

Meet Wil, a Windows-oriented Super User who put this GIF in his Ask Different profile. He’s also the kind of person who refuses to buy apps for his iPad, because it would mean indirectly paying money to Apple. Yeah, Wil’s as die-hard a Windows fan as they come. I wouldn’t be surprised if he had a tattoo like this:

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Peter Mortensen, Editor-in-Chief

April 27, 2011 by ivoflipse. 6 comments

As you may know, I have a ‘weak spot’ for useful users. This week’s MVU (Most Valuable User) is Peter Mortensen, editor-in-chief.

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To flag or not to flag?

April 20, 2011 by ivoflipse. 0 comments

That’s a question you might want to ask yhw42. Meet yhw42, unknown to most, yet loved by every mod. Why?

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Three ways to alias your way to upvotes!

April 18, 2011 by ivoflipse. 1 comments

By Mark Szymanski

At Super User we were recently asked the question

Any shortcut for “cd ..” ?

Is there any shortcut for “cd ..”?

Well, I answered it, thinking it was just another run-of-the-mill quick questions and answers that we get many of every day.  Little did I know, but things were going to take a turn in a slightly surreal direction… My answer, for some unfathomable reason, got an insane amount of upvotes. 50 to be precise, and still counting, and I am not exactly sure why.

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Bobby, spam hunter extraordinaire!

March 30, 2011 by ivoflipse. 0 comments

In this interview we’ll talk with Bobby. With a flag weight of over 600, he’s one of the main flaggers on our site, but Bobby has a specialty: fighting spammers! In fact, if one of your posts gets flagged by Bobby, chances are your account is on its way to merge with Deposit

Q: So Bobby, tell us a little about yourself, who are you and what do you do in your daily life?

My name is Robert, I’m living in Vienna, Austria. I’m a learned electro mechanic and somehow I made it into a programming job, and I’ve been working for the last three years with the .NET framework. In my spare time I’m mostly strolling through the internet, trying to code in Java and other languages and playing Minecraft with my brother. I’m also training Ju Jutsu…but I fear that pretty much sums it up. more »

Meet Super User’s newest Rock Star!

March 16, 2011 by ivoflipse. 0 comments

Meet Matt Jenkins, a member for 2 weeks and already topped 2k rep!

User Matt Jenkins - Super User - Google Chrome_2011-03-12_15-21-41

Because we believe this is so awesome, we decided to have an interview with Matt to figure out where he’s been all that time and what his secret to getting so much rep is.

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