Switching Wireless, a Soap Opera

Now that I’ve gotten my Wireless Perceptions guide out of the way, I can mention one of my favorite misconceptions. Myth: “Switch to MUSTANG, it’s faster than MORNINGSIDE.” The observant reader will note that this myth is contradictory to my previous assertions. No right-thinking person would possibly believe that something is slower when it is faster. One wrinkle […]

Wireless Perceptions

It has come to my attention that wireless is still considered somewhat amorphous and, as a result, I’ve seen some pretty interesting misconceptions. How does our wireless work? Small radios have a limited range so we have many of them all over campus. Sometimes they are in visible locations and sometimes they are hidden in […]

I killed my workstation…

I cannot believe it. ~120 days uptime on my Slackware13.1-AMD64 system. I decided I needed to re-arrange my office. It was time for a change. Well, everything was nearly in place. When I went to slide my (running) PC back I accidentally touched the power switch on the rear after warning myself not to. Evidently, […]