Bill helped motivate the office project this weekend. We got the two new desks set up in the office so I can sit at my computer and face slightly towards the door at the same time. It's nice, and also good to have a desk at desk height rather than a couple inches higher.
Hopefully soon we'll get the house network wireless. And I'll pick a cell phone and service. hello, digital age, we're coming.
"hello, digital age, we're coming."
So says the person with the entire digital age in his hand.
It only seems cool. Do remember that the downside of being always connected is, well, you are always connected.
Filtering is your friend. Honest. :)
Oh, and while wireless is neato-keen, you do have the factor of dealing with it -- as in "do I let the world use it, do I try to secure it, what is propagation like, where is best to put the WAP, etc. etc." If you live in an old house, it is a life saver -- but there are many reasons why good 'ol fashioned twisted pair is a better answer. If you can't pull wires, you can often steal a couple of pairs from your phone lines, if your house is modern enough to have been wired with 4 pair cable.
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Maybe I'm paranoid, maybe I'm overly influenced by my Computer Security Geek wife, but I, too, think that it's much better to pull a few wires than to go with a wireless hub and, given the security trade-offs, probably worth it. Shouldn't be that hard. As far as the old/new house part of it … hmmm … Our old house is really pretty easy in which to pull wire because so much of the construction is so obvious — it's pretty easy to go up to the attic or down to the basement and see where things are and where/how the wire needs to go; whereas most newish houses I've seen seem much more … mysterious … that is, wallboard and molding and hitchies cover up everything so it's less easy to see where/how to pull wire. At least, that's my observation. YMMV as always.