Routed

I only bought it last year, and already my Netgear WGR614v2 router is crapping out. It worked OK in Cambridge, but the new faster net connection seems to be giving it trouble, and if I open too many HTTP connections–say, to check a whole bunch of RSS feeds, or use BitTorrent–it crashes. This sucks. About the last thing I want to do is spend more money right now, but it’s really looking like I need a better router.

Recessionwatch Update

Job losses over the last few weeks: Motorola: 4,000 jobs today, for a total of 22,000 since December. Lucent: 16,000. Verizon: 10,000. Nortel: 10,000. Compaq: 5,000. Intel: 5,000. Xerox: 4,000. Gateway: 3,000. Hewlett-Packard: 1,700. Dell: 1,700. Amazon: 1,300. 3com: 1,200. Oracle: 800 It’s also rumored that Sun are planning to ditch 10% of their employees, and Cisco are giving 5-10% of their staff unmatchable targets so they can force them to resign without calling it a layoff.