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Connecting a router with DD-WRT in repeater mode
· ☕ 2 min read
Asus RT-N12, DD-WRT v24-sp2 build 14896 (08/07/10), mini image (4MB firmware size), connected to the internet, later being referred to as Router 1. TP-Link TL-WR1043ND, same version, regular firwmare (8MB), later Router 2. Despite routers run on Broadcom and Atheros chips, it was possible to configure them to cooperate. Both internet and local network are now working.

Enable Standby USB on Asus P8Z68-V Pro/GEN3
· ☕ 1 min read
One of the use cases - you might need it to charge your cell phone over USB, while PC is off. By default, this option is disabled on this motherboard - using latest BIOS (v3202). To enable, look under Advanced / Onboard Devices Configuration / Asmedia USB 3.0 Battery Charging Support (see picture to the left - clickable).

Cannot open .SQL file in Visual Studio 2010
· ☕ 1 min read
Environment hangs, completely at times, or just for several seconds. If it resumes after hanging, you are able to close the tab where this .SQL file would show up. In any case, you cannot see or edit anything in there, seeing this Visual Studio 2010 branded blue background all over the contents area.

.NET - AddRange for HashSet
· ☕ 1 min read
You do not need to implement your own HashSet for that, just use the native UnionWith extension method.

VB.NET - DropDownOpening Event For ComboBox
· ☕ 1 min read
Here is a proper way to do it - inherit a class from native ComboBox and override OnDropDown to raise a custom DropDownOpening event first. If you anticipate loading to take considerable time, you can wrap your reload code into a construct like this

Memory Upgrade For AOD257 Laptop - 4GB?
· ☕ 2 min read
I recently bought one of those 10-inch AOD257 series laptop for my father.Two issues with it - Windows 7 Starter and just 1GB of memory. First, upgraded to Win7 Enterprise. After that been thinking to upgrade memory for a while, and decided to try fitting a 4GB stick.

Memory performance of Acer's budget desktop
· ☕ 1 min read
Did not have a chance to do a full performance test on this machine (VX4618G-Ei7260W). Memory, however, works quite well for a $700 PC, benchmarked with Aida64.