Sydney Free Wireless

November 3, 2007

There’s a huge buzz in Sydney right now, with a whole new group of people who are fired up about providing a free wireless internet across Sydney.

Check out http://www.sydneyfreenet.com/ (which points to a FaceBook group at the moment), LachStock is blogging about this as well (and truth be told is a major instigator of the movement.)

What started this off? Mark Pesce’s closing keynote at Web Directions.

Stay tuned for more, kids. This one is going to be a fun ride!


Homemade Solar PV Cells

November 3, 2007

Ian digs up another great story:

Here’s Why: Make a solar cell from scratch Archives

Over at scitoys.com they have detailed instructions on how to make your own solar cell at home from ingredients you can buy from a hardware shop.

Now this is a great project to play with at home. Better yet, if we get a thousand people to have a go, how many improvements might be stumbled upon?


Today’s Tweets

November 3, 2007
  • 12:17 how does a WinXP laptop accidentally create a ‘Free Public Wifi’ network, unrouted to the cat5 the real connection is on? #
  • 12:41 fiddling with my merakis – testing out a new location > 20km away from setup last night & different ISP #
  • 12:54 can haz twitterposter.com/au entry no! #
  • 13:51 well the merakis handled a few hours downtime and a move without skipping a beat (once the power & net were reconnected) – good test. #
  • 14:10 just got the phone call from school ‘could you pick up your daughter? she’s unwell’ – will make for an interesting afternoon 🙂 #
  • 14:21 best bonbonierie ever: tinyurl.com/yu3tzo #
  • 15:49 well www.openkomodo.com/ *sounds* good – any experiences? #
  • 16:16 www.globalyouthfutures.org/ would be a great target for a mobile meraki mesh test 🙂 Nov 11 at Victoria Park Camperdown. #
  • 17:02 www.mobilemondaysydney.com/ – another target group for the Meraki mesh #
  • 18:45 trying to get my TiVo onto the meraki network – unsuccessfully 😦 #
  • 20:29 Reading the FreeNetworks.org Peering Agreement v1.1 : freenetworks.org/peering.html #
  • 20:57 ZOMG Ch10 ad for Phantom Menace "Witness where the George Lucas masterpiece began" Began? BEGAN?? wtf? #
  • 23:51 Internet modem > cat5 > PowerMac > Firewire > PowerBook > cat5 > TiVo which strangely can’t get thru the many nat lvls … #

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