Weblog Archives: April 2008
Firstly, Georgia Tech's wireless network, LAWN, has announced that it will be shutting down on a rotating basis to conserve the water used to cool the wireless access points. I was especially impressed by the last column of the table on that page, which reveals that running 802.11n requires 1 whole squirrel per user, per hour. I guess it's not such a big deal, however, because squirrels are an abundant, renewable resource at Tech.
I discovered today that two of my favorite web comics, xkcd and Questionable Content are in cahoots. Apparently Dinosaur Comics is in on it as well. You should check them out today.
My usual news outlets and blogs are also peppered with fake articles, making it rather stressful to try divining any actual news from them! Slashdot, the Consumerist (now known as the Conglomerist), and the Daily WTF (now known as the Daily What-the-Heck) have gone bonkers. ThinkGeek also has a whole slew of new products available today only, including the terribly useful $29.99 Betamax to HD-DVD Converter - make sure to check out the informational video.
Let me know if you've discovered any further 4/1 awesomeness out there. Jen and Alan, Amanda, June, Fiyin, and Kyle. Jen, Alan, and Amanda were each amazing hosts, and they kept me busy during the entire trip, covering a good chunk of the Bay area. I enjoyed seeing the campuses of so many high-tech companies, both big and small: Google, Facebook, Intel, Marvell, Microsoft, Oracle, Azureus, Meebo, etc. etc. I spotted plenty of differences between San Francisco and Atlanta, as well. Here's a bullet-point list:
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