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Monday, February 25, 2002
I have links to BlogChatters on the right sidebar. Some have indicators that let you know whether they are online or not and others appear in the list below that. What this also means is that you can have a community of websites that all connect to a single master blogchatter.
Saturday, February 23, 2002
I just finished getting PHP and MySQL installed and running on Win2000 in order to host BlogChat. As soon as I got it running though I decided to move it over to phpwebhosting.com. Seems to be working just fine. If I'm on and available to chat you'll see the indicator to the right. Click on it to chat with me.
Friday, February 22, 2002
Brent and I always snicker when we see one of these so called expert network engineers configuring a number of routers or some such device manually. We watch them time and time again and wonder how they could possibly waste so much time doing things manually. Following the "Third time, automate" rule, we would just write a script to automate the changes to these settings. We've done it in the past, its extremely simple. According to this article, Intelliden (a startup) is basing its business on this!!
Wednesday, February 20, 2002
Just chatting with Doc and Brent on Brents "blahg". One of the 3 evil N's came up in the chat for some reason and it reminded Brent of a message he left on my answering machine a while back. It was a keeper and we figured it was worth the blog so here it is in mp3 format.
Tuesday, February 12, 2002
It is really interesting to see WiFi (802.11b) starting to become known to the masses as a potential business in the ISP arena. With Jim Selby in Aspen (see www.macaspen.com) and Boingo (see www.boingo.com) being the ones talked about recently in the blogging circles. There is also an interview by John McChesney of NPR with Jim Selby in Real Audio format here.
The reason this is interesting to me is because I pondered over this business idea while relaxing in the Swiss Alps almost 4 years ago. While just taking it easy in the Alps with no phones, email, or people to bother me, I began to wonder how the heck people get Internet connections in the small towns throughout the Alps. I figured the only economical way would be with an access point on top of every roof in the town with some means of bringing in a single high speed line or something. I thought this would probably work in cities as well especially in high rise buildings where you could service a number of people with much smaller number of access points.
In my usual manner I didn't pursue this venture but it is great to see that others are making a business out of it. Actually, it would be nice to know if they are making money at it so if any of you out there are reading this let me know.
Maybe Microsoft should be serious about this and actually take a year off to fix existing bugs:
According to a report in Government Computer News (GCN), an IT publication aimed at federal, state and local governments in the U.S., Microsoft has halted all new software development for one month so that the company's programmers can focus instead on fixing existing bugs.
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