I am happy to report that after getting slashdotted yesterday our new Mac OS-based servers and hosting platform held up miraculously well. The server never crashed or was unavailable despite the crush of additional traffic. Special thanks needs to go to our development team at DangerIsland who built the new system in Lasso and Filemaker – great work guys!
The network was named for the way data packets rocketed through the air frompoletop radios to wired access points, then into the wired Internet, freeinglaptop and PDA users from wires and providing fast connection speed. It wasand still is the fastest mobile wireless data network available anywhere.
With the sorry state of today’s economy many technology professionals are having a hard time finding work. Several astute readers have pointed out that Apple’s employment Web site is not only a good source of employment leads, albeit more so for residents of northern California, but that it also sheds some light on Apple’s impending retail store strategy.
I had been looking pretty intently for a slipcase for my new iBook Dual USB, as it had incurred a few scuffs on the top after only having it a couple of weeks. I ended up getting the Waterfield Designs SleeveCase for US$38.
Microsoft and Intel have joined the board of directors at the Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance (WECA), “an industry group pushing Wi-Fi as a universal platform for small wireless networks.” Wi-Fi is the new marketing term for the IEEE 802.11 standard that we commonly know as Airport.< (more…)