Day: May 16, 2003

  • Wi-Fi Zones

    Wi-Fi Networking News:

    The Wi-Fi Alliance has its Wi-Fi Zones search up and running: You can search by many parameters for hot spots that have opted into the Wi-Fi Zones branding program. (Anyone know anything about axcess2go, which appears to suddenly have a dozen locations in Seattle?)

    See also EZGoal Hotspots, Wifinder and 802.11hotspots and of course Boingo and T-Mobile Hotspot.

  • Jabber Journal #11

    Jabber Journal #11 has hit the virtual newsstands.  It’s a roundup of what’s been going on in the Jabber world in the past month or so.  You should definately check it out if you’re keeping up with things in the Jabber world.

  • Clevercatctus: It’s Alive!


    The clevercactus public beta has been released–along with the website and the formal announcement of the company and Paul Kenny’s role as a co-founder. Paul has been working with me for the past several months; he’s a great guy, and with tons of experience with technology startups.

    Congrats all around.

  • Tomcat on FreeBSD

    RootPrompt points to an OSNews article:

    When you think of platforms upon which you would deploy a Java Application Server, FreeBSD probably isn’t the first one that comes to mind. However, Tony Arcieri hopes to show in this tutorial how easy it is to deploy Apache Tomcat on a FreeBSD system, complete with a native build of the JDK.

    It looks like the current version to Tomcat in the ports tree is 4.1.24.  This it much better than the last time I considered running Tomcat on FreeBSD.  Back then the only available version was something in the 3.x series.  Cool, thanks guys.

  • Mac Garage Sale

    I don’t think they’ve officially announced it yet, but the Washington (DC) Apple Pi’s Semi-Annual Garage Sale is being held on June 14, 2003.

    They seem to get a little smaller each time I go, but there’s always some piece of junk that I need.  Last time I ended up with a bunch of Sparc stuff and some random stuff.

  • Incredible Universe

    Don Box (with a new look):

    I had to have one, so I drove down to Incredible Universe (a consumer electronics mini-chain whose assets were eventually bought out by Fry’s Electronics).

    Incredible UniverseAhh, Incredible Universe.  What a year or so that was.  I think I shopped at Incredible Universe twice.  Both times were at the Incredible Universe near Potomac Mills in Virginia.  The first time I scoped things out, the second I bought a (musical) keyboard.

    Incredible Universe was of the biggest (and arguably ugliest) of the big big box stores.  The shell still sits outside of the mall, though I’m pretty sure they painted it a more mundane color.  They even painted the weird UFO-looking structure that was out front.

    Olivia Barr, a DC-based photographer has an awesome picture of the loading docks at the Incredible Universe on artnet.  More information about her can be found at her Conner Contemporary Art page.

  • PHP 4.3.2RC3

    From the PHP QA department:

    PHP 4.3.2RC3 has been released. This is the third and final release candidate and should have no critical problems/bugs. Nevertheless, please download and test it as much as possible on reallife applications to uncover any remaining issues.