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How to install OpenWrt on the Linksys WRT1900ACS Wireless Router

The Linksys WRT1900ACS is a good wireless router, but one of its best features is that it is supported by different open source firmwares including OpenWrt. So, if you’re like me and want to use this router with the OpenSource router firmware to unlock all of its power instead of the limited stock firmware, read this guide to learn how to install it. It’s not a hard process but I had several issues when I installed the firmware on my router so I’ve written in this guide all the solutions I had to apply. I hope they will help you too.

If you have previously installed DD-WRT on your Linksys WRT1900ACS router and want to switch to OpenWrt, read how to rollback to the stock firmware before installing OpenWrt.

If you have a different router and you want to check if it’s supported by OpenWrt, you can check it in the table of supported devices. On the other hand, if you want to buy a router to install OpenWrt, you can have a look at the ‘Ideal for OpenWrt’ table.

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The first Dundee Unity User Group meeting has been a great success!

When I first talked to Elena about accepting the challenge to organise the first Unity User Group in Scotland I didn’t know if there would be water in the pool I was throwing myself into. However, I hoped that the Dundee developer community would respond and fortunately it did. Yesterday we gathered a group of 9 developers coming from different professional backgrounds and with different levels of Unity knowledge. A very heterogeneous group willing to share experiences, learn and discuss about Unity and development with a pint of beer in their hand ;)

The meeting allowed us to get to know each other, to see what interests we could have in common and to think about future meetings and events. The truth is that we had such a good time talking about Unity and other topics related to development that a meeting that was initially scheduled for two hours ended up running for four hours.
One of the things we agreed on is to continue to organise meetings on the last Thursday of each month, which means that the next one will be on the 31st of January 2019. Save the date!
We also talked about a workshop with HoloLens and Mixed Reality in the near future!

Now begins the search for people interested in giving a talk. So, please, if you’re interested in giving a talk at Dundee Unity User Group, fill out this form to let me know: https://goo.gl/forms/xUccrJbZ0pjqmR5B3

Dundee Unity User Group

How to update links in a WordPress database using regular expressions

Recently, while reviewing the database of my blog, I found out that the ‘Broken Link Checker‘ plugin sometimes has troubles finding broken internal links in the database of my WordPress installation.
Fortunately for me the links I needed to update could be updated using regular expressions so, instead of using a plugin like ‘Velvet Blues Update URLs‘, I could fix them using regular expression functions directly in the database. I leave here a short guide and links to help you if you find yourself in a similar situation.
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Azure Meetup at Waracle Dundee

Yesterday I attended the Azure Meetup hosted by Waracle in their offices in Dundee. It was an enjoyable event about Machine Learning that started with pizza, good beer and some time to chat with some Waracle employees. I can’t imagine a better way to start an event 馃槃
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