Turn Your Notebook to A Hotspot

May 16, 2010

If there is one thing that is frustrating when staying at a hotel is having them charge you for using more than one computer in your room on the same internet connection. If you don’t carry your own wireless router and have Windows 7, there is a free solution at hand: Connectify. This will turn your Windows 7 notebook into a software based Wi-Fi router. You can share any internet connection wirelessly. Check it out at www.connectify.me. An impressive bit of sofware.

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To Kiribati

May 12, 2010

Over time I have developed certain ‘home truths’. Among them is that the importance of the country is inversely proportional to the size of the immigration and customs form, and the aggressiveness of dogs encountered when running is a reflection of their owners. In both cases this was proved true during my first mission to Kiribati. A tiny country in the Pacific ocean some half-way between Sydney and Honolulu, it has the largest immigration and customs form imaginable. It also had the friendliest dogs I’ve ever encountered—not a single one barked at me. Friendly owners breed friendly dogs …

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