How to tweak Samba on ASUSWRT with both public and protected folders

ASUSWRT does a decent job at providing Samba shares to the Windows clients on the network and this will work in most cases. However, if you need to mix password protected with public (open) folders, the firmware cannot handle this scenario.

Fortunately, Asus made a decent job at making the firmware customizable enough that this functionality can be enabled with a bit of custom tweaking.

Language matters: Defeating copyright monopoly “newspeak”

One central theme to the “1984” book by George Orwell is Newspeak – a simple concept. By taking away the expressions for free thinking and challenging authority from the language, those in power would remove the crowd’s ability to conceptualize those thoughts, and thus ensure obedience.

Every time you repeat a term of the adversary’s worldview, you help them take away your rights. Every time you use one of the terms that define our worldview, you help the net generation retain their civil liberties.