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Archive for July 19th, 2019

RP-SMA dummy loads for nonadjustable WiFi devices and Adjust Fritz!Box WiFi power – via Knowledge Base | AVM International

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/07/19

Via [WayBack] Knowledge Base | AVM International:

3 Setting the maximum transmitter power

  1. Click “Wireless” (“WLAN”) in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click “Radio Channel” in the “Wireless” (“WLAN”) menu.
  3. If the option “Set radio channel settings automatically (recommended)” is enabled, proceed with the following section.
    • If the option “Adjust radio channel settings” is enabled:
      1. Click “Additional settings”.
      2. Select “100%” from the drop-down list “Maximum transmitter power”.
      3. Click “Apply” to save the settings.
For me, having minimal power was important since every now I needed to be able to connect to it, but only when I was in close proximity.

Hence the settings below: 6% Maximum transmit power is the lowest I could set.

For devices that cannot adjust their antenna output power which have RP-SMA connectors, I bought these to effectively throttle them:

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Technical debt: “taking shortcuts leads to long-term bleeding…”

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/07/19

From a while ago:

Just tried to explain technical debt: “taking shortcuts leads to long-term bleeding.”

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Many words to use instead of “very” in English – ESL Buzz, ProofReadingServices

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/07/19

Speaking English as second language often makes me search for accurate words. I’ve noticed that even a lot of native English speakers use “very” too often as usually better words exist.

These two pages have lots of replacements of “very …” combinations into a single word, with infographics and even poster size materials:

Found after searching the source of [WayBack] Try these words in your next Email – I’m Programmer.

Deciding which replacement to use, or to stay with “very” depends on who you are communicating with, as the counter example at [WayBack] Communicating Compassionately with Non-Native English Speakers; Taming the Steamroller – Molly Clare Wilson – Medium shows (thanks Kristian Köhntopp for attending me to that).



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