TWIR #1: WiFi Is Voodoo!

The Week in Review (TWIR) Topic 1 I’ve decided that wireless internet networks are more closely related to voodoo than to physics and engineering, even simple logic. While our network in this house is admittedly more complex than most small businesses, how can it go from working for over a month at a time (with no changes to it at… Continue reading

What Could Be Worse than Pervasive and Perpetual Surveillance?

That all of our emails and phone calls and everywhere we go would be collected and stored by our democratic government was completely unimaginable to me just 10 years ago. Unthinkable! It’s the antithesis of free society! But we now live in a surveillance state. But to think that it will even get worse speaks to complete fascism. Hang On… Continue reading

Too Big To Be Anything But Evil

The banks were too big to fail.  Google is too big to be anything but evil. I’m sure everyone has heard by now that the little Google street car that has mapping our world (while very cool, it takes away our privacy) was also snooping around everyone’s wireless networks.  If your network was unprotected when the Google street car came… Continue reading

I Want One of These…

I guess I’m still a kid at heart! I’m not sure the Parrot AR.Drone is for real if for no other reason: the WiFi signal strength is a huge limitation. The signal just doesn’t go as far as this video gives the impression it goes. And WiFi signals are not that portable. You can’t just create a network in an… Continue reading