Setting up the EEE 1005PE

This post has been far too long in coming – mainly because some miscrent broke into my car and stole a bunch of my gear – including the charger for my 6 hour old ASUS EEE 1005PE. The replacment charger took over 40 days to source (that’s what you get for living in New Zealand).

Anyway, this georgous wee netbook replaced my vintage EEE 701 4G and came pre loaded with Windows 7 Starter – and a bunch of trialware which took an absolute age to purge from the drive. It’s now dual-booting Win7 and Ubuntu 10.04 (which is my primary OS of choice).

As a side note – under Ubuntu 10.04, the Atheros AR2427 wireless card fails to be detected due a different hardware device ID of 002c which the ath9k wifi driver in the current (~ June 2010) kernel does not understand. However, all is not lost – simply follow the HOWTO written by James Little to add the patched driver to your current kernal and, 5 minutes later, you’ll have a wireless Ubuntu netbook once again (Thanks James!!)

Portable Hacking Device for Soldiers

Now *this* is why it’d be fun to work in/with the Military in an innovation (non-lethal) capacity… loads of funding, loads of scope… okay, perhaps not here in New Zealand, but for economies such as the US, the defense contractors must get to play with some awesome toys, years ahead of the technology hitting the general populous…

Portable Hacking Device

Home Networking – the Why (not the How or What)

The first of what may become a series of presentations covering the home networking space. This presentation covers WHY you may want a home network, and what considerations need to be top of mind during planning.

I’ve just finished a presentation on Home Networking, The first of what may become a series of presentations covering the home networking space.

This presentation covers WHY you may want a home network, and what considerations need to be top of mind during planning.

Home Networking 01 Why Not How

View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: home network)

Obviously things in this space change fast, so please feel free to comment and correct me if things get out of date, or if you plain don’t agree!

Untethered Wireless Mesh

This is a straight out C&P from the ‘Free Wireless Auckland‘ blog. I’m happy for comments as to the morality (for want of a better term) of replicating blog postings between different blog sites, but I want to retain this link and figure this is a good place from which to do that.
Thanks to Simon who linked this clip in his friendfeed. It’s part 4 of a 5 part series of the closing keynote of Webdirections South 2007 so, while it’s not new news – it’s a good clip worth the watch.
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Comments?

Will (Community) WiFi Work?

Over on the Free Auckland Wireless Blog, I pose the question that, if this community WiFi project takes off, can we then expect some corporate assistance by some of the ISPs and Telecommunication companies?

Will the community be given the chance to grow, or will it be shut down by service providers leaning on their customers who choose to take part? – Thoughts??