If you were having trouble accessing the blog earlier this evening it’s because I was installing a new firewall. Previously I had the machine serving the blog connected directly to the outside, and used firewall rules on the server to filter out the undesirable traffic. I decided to buy a little Linux-based appliance with a MIPS CPU that can handle my WiFi, VPN, and firewalling all in one unit. Previously I was using the ActionTek box that came with the FiOS, but I was becoming displeased with its capabilities.
The only question now is whether this little box can stand up to the torrent of traffic you get from an Instalanche.