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December 15th, 2003
08:56 am


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house progress
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.

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Date:December 15th, 2003 06:36 am (UTC)
"hello, digital age, we're coming."

We're waiting.

Date:December 15th, 2003 08:41 am (UTC)
So says the person with the entire digital age in his hand.
Date:December 15th, 2003 08:40 am (UTC)
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.

Call/write if you want more detail, bad enough I neep on my own pages.

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Date:December 15th, 2003 11:34 am (UTC)
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.
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