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    Last week I was looking for a quick bite early one evening and decided for some reason to go to McD's. I don't know why, maybe it was a burger and fries craving and I just didn't want to drive anywhere. It's probably the first time I've been to one in years, so I don't feel too bad about going, even...
  • Blog Post: Home wireless networks: Why is everyone still only using WEP?

    It always amazes me how some people buy a wireless router for home and just plug it in and setup the basics; no security, default SSID (usually the manufacturers name like Linksys), default user and password (try user: admin, password:admin ). "Hey, I'm set - its works right? I get access to the Internet...
  • Blog Post: Is someone stealing your Internet access?

    I did a post at the beginning of the month called Home wireless networks: Why is everyone still only using WEP? I suggested if you hadn't done it already, you should secure your wireless network. I also suggested that if you were already secure using WEP, to update that to WPA...it's better. Since then...
  • Blog Post: Wi-Fi May Help College Students Get Better Grades -- Wi-Fi -- InformationWeek

    Interesting article on how students expect wireless connectivity at the college or university that they attend. There's a quote in the article that says "Young adults expect access to information with unprecedented immediacy" that really resonates with me. I have caught that disease of NEEDING to be...