Archives for: February 2006

The New Economics

02/28/06 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: WiFi
I almost flipped when I saw this headline on the front of the biz page of the PD last Tuesday. (It was laying open on a table at the cafe. I still don't read it.) Conservation crimps bottom line You cut back: Gas utility wants compensation So d… more »

Rather Fight than Switch

02/27/06 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: WiFi
Apologies to the American Tobacco Company (formerly of Durham, NC created by JB Duke, funder of Duke University, my alma mater), makers of Tareyton cigarettes, but this fun little video sums up why I still haven't surcomed to the MAC peer pressure. h… more »

Help the Community Wireless Network in NEO

02/20/06 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: WiFi
While I was away, I got a big surprise from my community wireless network colleagues. I have been asking when we will all get together again for another National Summit. The last one was August 2004. Well they announced that the 2nd National Summit… more »

Community Wifi Legislation

02/18/06 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: WiFi
Finally, some government work on community wifi that isn't targeted to squelch grassroot efforts to bring universal connectivity and cater to the greedy corporate providers. From Sasha Meinrath:Two bills were introduced on Friday that would radicall… more »

Wifi and The Big Picture

02/16/06 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: WiFi
Yes I'm back and trying to reintegrate with the "real" world. In my quick scan of the blogsphere, I came across this fantastic post on Greater Democracy. Who is the intended beneficiary of an un-metered wireless communications commons? The people or t… more »

You may have already noticed....

02/03/06 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: WiFi
...but blogging will be sparce as I am in Ann Arbor, not for the Superbowl (Pitts-who?), but for a ten day Vajrayana retreat with Jewel Heart. I want to remind you all to go to the Lit next Thursday Feb 9 for Poetry night. Featured poet is Alex Mal… more »

Unappreciative Buddhism?

02/01/06 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: WiFi
From Sujatin: We must work with our fears, frustrations, disappointments, and irritations, the painful aspects of life. People complain that Buddhism is an extremely gloomy religion because it emphasizes suffering and misery. Usually… more »