Archive for November, 2003


Show and tell

Thursday, November 13th, 2003

We had another great WiFi meetup tonight, with all sorts of people and their electronic goodies. Tim and I arrived at 7 and met up with Joy, who works her web wizardry at ACTRA. Soon after that came a contingent of Tucows fellows, headed by boss Ross who had his sleek Gateway laptop, along with Joey with his Mac laptop, and others – I’ll let them blog who all was there – I was wedged into a corner and not able to effectively schmooze along to the other end of the table.

Joey’s housemate Sam, already a tech person, came to widen her geek experience and along with Joy helped to balance the X chromosome deficiency so often found at such gatherings.

Here’s a photo of the non-camera-shy side of the table:

I had just bought a new USB wireless adapter, so I had both the laptop and the Zaurus up and running. I finally got a chance to use the Spotnik wireless access, if only for a short time since there was much conversation to be had.

Ross and Joy got to play with Knoppix on a couple of the laptops. I’m pretty sure that next time we see Joy, she’ll be a newly minted Linux expert with tons of wireless toys and an empty bank account.


Wifi Meetup anyone?

Wednesday, November 5th, 2003

I’ve been to the last few Toronto Wifi Meetup meetings. They’ve attracted a good range of people – technical, industry, simply interested. WirelessBandit has been along in the flesh to keep us up on trends and there has been an eclectic range of laptops and handheld devices to fawn over.

The next meeting is on Wednesday, November 12th at 7pm at the SpaHa cafe at Spadina and Harbord in fairly-close-to-downtown Toronto. Wireless access there is provided via Spotnik, whose marketing director known as Spotnik_Girl has attended in the past.

I’ve been trying to get a bunch of people out for some general yappage and cameraderie, so I suggest people sign themselves up for this and come along – Ross and Joey of BlogWare fame are the first two on my list.

Come join us, bring your wireless toys and let’s chew up some bandwidth.


The Clinton Bug

Tuesday, November 4th, 2003

Damn. That’s the last time I get Bill Clinton to modify my Javascript code.