Dad gave me an old laptop to use. It is from 2004! So it needs lots of updating. First up is to get: # “Java”: So that I can write programs # “Dr. Java”: Which is a simple editor and program # “Intel 2200 BG”: I couldn’t connect to Apple’s latest Time Capsule and my […]

Wifi Hotspots in Wedgewood, Laurelhurst and Ravenna

OK, I get stuck waiting for meetings around the Childrens Hospital quite a bit. If you don’t want to brave the traffic at U-Village, what are the options. As an aside if you are in UVillage, “World Wraps”: does have free Wifi and is less crowded than Starbucks by alot. Well, there are some […]

Puzzles and Computers

Calvin wanted to work with someone to combine a love of puzzles and a love of computers. Here are some ways to do that: “”: are a really fun kind of puzzle. The simplest is the substitution cypher. One letter in English is translated directly into another. Writing a program to do this isn’t too […]

Data in the 21st Century

Well, how about handling data traffic in a modern small business. In our shop eight years ago, we ended up quite conventional. We have: * a 100Mbps Ethernet and a 802.11b/g 2.4GHz Wifi access point outside the firewall. * In house, we an bunch of rack mounted servers. We’ve got an Exchange Server, a Blackberry […]

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