Post-incident Sumary Hacker News Discussion To summarize this post, I was seemingly throttled by AT&T for days. See the Original Post for the full write up. While gathering data for this post and attempting solutions, I changed my LTE router’s APN, which caused it to re-authenticate to AT&T, and after I was re-authenticated I was no longer being throttled. One Hacker News user suggested that re-authenticating may have caused me to route through a different PGW (Packet Data Network Gateway) with a different traffic shaping policy.
Whether you think about them all the time or never at all – mountain bike brakes are what keep you alive on those gnarly descents. And while the whole braking system matters, I’m not going to talk about rotor sizes, 2-piston vs. 4-piston, or lever angle; I’m talking about the humble brake pad. I had long considered brake pad choice a foregone decision – resin (organic) pads are king and metal pads (sintered) are for Huffy!
I did math for the first time when I was 29 years old. This isn’t a self-deprecating snipe or feigned humility. I did math for the first time when I was 29 years old. When I finally did it for the first time – at least, the first recorded time – I didn’t know it had happened. It was six years later reading Paul Lockhart’s excellent piece entitled, “A Mathematician’s Lament” that I realized what I’d done; I’d finally done math all those years ago.
After figuring out a problem after hours of struggle, the simplicity of the result often belies the difficulty of the process. When I look at the final configuration that I came up with in ACEManager, everything looks simple and obvious, but the process was far from it. That’s the case nearly every time I configure a new feature on my Sierra Wireless RV55 LTE router. This device is not made for consumers.
If you’re reading this, you’re probably familiar with the fact that I’m permanently roaming, and I’d be foolish not to acknowledge the importance of my wireless setup in making that possible. Getting – and staying – connected while permanently roaming is nothing like paying the local cable cabal to get your house or apartment connected. Remember the last show you binged on Netflix over the weekend? That consumed 20x most mobile users’ monthly data allotment, but you never had to think about data because when you’re wired you generally don’t pay for consumption.