Should wireless net access be free? It certainly is an idea that appeals to me, but somebody somewhere is going to have to pay for it. You will have seen in a previous posting that I can’t get broadband at all. Being able to get high speed net access anywhere and everywhere seems like a dream to me. It would get very addictive, very fast, and here lies the problem; dependancy. What happens when loads of people get used to this kind of access and it breaks or someone pulls the plug? With a paid for service you have someone to shout at and a right to do so..
“..blocks of ice which fall from clear skies and rip gaping holes in cars and houses..”
“..THE ICE BLOCKS tend to weigh more than 22 pounds (10 kilograms) and have been known to leave 5-foot (1.5-meter) holes in houses..”
Do we need bigger, faster, better? ….
Hmm .. last upgrades I made were more memory (due to the beast known as Visual Studio.NET), bigger hard disk (ditto, in fact I have most of MSDN universal installed just because I can ) and CDRW (my MSDN comes on DVD, I dont have a DVD drive, d’oh!).
Last processor upgrade .. urm, still use the crummy processor that came in the laptop a couple of years ago .. 400mhz or something, I don’t even know.
They might be on to something here ..
Nice to see a high-profile internet business making a profit, and even nicer to see the top people not looking to make a quick buck and fast-track their exit strategy
Looks like I am going to have to move house.
Because I can’t get broadband.
Blueyonder/Telewest say it will be at least a year before they can afford to dig up the road to put digital cable in, and my local telephone exchange trigger level is 750, with only 50 people expressing an interest.
Wireless is no where to be seen, and digital satellite is way over my price barrier and too slow (1/2-1 second upwards response times).
ISDN would give me faster access but does not fulfil the “always on” requirement.
Looks like I will have to stick to coming into the office a while longer
Anyone got any advice?
Paypal users hit by scam
“A new round of attacks by online criminals is being directed at online payments service PayPal this week, including e-mails that inform account holders they need to re-enter their credit card data”
Just goes to show – never give out your information unless you are absolutely sure. This is just a more 21st century version of the old “Hello, this is your bank, what is your PIN code so we can update our records” scam.
Things to know before starting a commercial software company
For lucky folks with fancy phones this might be interesting
“Kazaa, Morpheus and LimeWire are sneaking a new type of nastiness onto your computer, software that – without you even knowing it – redirects commissions for online purchases you make from other vendors you make back to them. “
I checked out Ecademy a while ago, could even be a few years when I was working at my previous employer. Now I have returned to it there are some pretty cool new features so I am going to make use of them, the first being a blog and the second being the networking 🙂
If you happen across me and want to know more, check out my web site at http://www.chrisg.com and there should be enough to get you started, you might even discover my old blog but I am not giving any clues as to where it is hidden!!