Archives for September 2001

High-speed Connection Sharing

Posted on 9/28/2001 to Technology

Funny, I was just thinking about this.

We are currently living in a friends apartment in SW Fort Worth while we sell our house in Colorado. Our friend has not been staying at the apartment for quite some time and had disconnected cable and phone service. Thinking that we won't be here for long, I have decided not to turn these services back on. Only problem with that is, no Internet connection for me. I have purchased a wirless network card for my laptop and service from MobileStar so that I can at least go to Starbucks and other locations and get a high-speed connection. The service is great, but it is not at home, and that had me thinking about seeing if any neighbors had a high-speed connection that they'd be willing to share wirelessly.

Austin, How I Missed You

Posted on 9/26/2001 to In General

I am back in Austin for the first time since moving to Denver - a time period of nearly two years. Coming to Austin was a bad idea, but it had to happen eventually. Afterall, my sister and brother-in-law live here, as do my beloved Longhorns. So why is visiting a problem, you ask? I love this town, more than almost every other town in the country, and definitely in Texas...probem is, I will likely not be able to live here again. The rest of our family (mine and my wife's) lives in and around Dallas. Having a child means having a sense of duty to keep that child close to his or her roots...that is, close to the extended family. It is important to us, I just happen to think that a 3-hour car drive is close enough. It is certainly better than a 2 hour plane ride. My wife thinks that it isn't close enough, so Dallas/Fort Worth it is. Too bad, because I miss this town.

Oh, by the way, I am in Austin attending Microsoft's .Net Developer Training. So far so good...lot's of information to digest.


Posted on 9/13/2001 to In General

I am waiting for the other shoe to fall. When, where? Wouldn't we all like to know.

The personal tales that are being shown on TV are sometimes too much. I can't handle such sadness.

I woke up each of the last two mornings hoping to turn on the TV and hear that we have blown some of these "terrorist friendly" countries to hell.


Posted on 9/5/2001 to Technology

Did I mention how kick ass MobileStar is? If not, it KICKS ASS!

I am now sitting in Terminal E at DFW Airport waiting for my flight to Denver and surfing via my MobileStar Wireless connection.

Anyway, going to Denver tonight, moving the household over the weekend.


Posted on 9/4/2001 to Technology

I am sitting in a Starbucks at a Barnes & Noble typing this. When I am done, I will be publishing it like I always do when I am online. That's right, I am online. I discovered a great service (especially great for me as I am without a phone line and no cable, thus no Internet),, that allows me to use my laptop or PDA (if I had one) to connect to the Internet using a standard wireless network card at many locations including Starbucks, hotels, and airports.

This is sooo sweet.

Update From Texas

Posted on 9/2/2001 to In General

So here I am in Texas.

I've been here for a week now and started my new job this past Wednesday. So far, so good, I suppose...perhaps a bit boring. The people are great, a real nice group, but I don't know that I am going to enjoy the job itself, of course I am only a few days in and you can't base anything on such a short period of time.

Hook'em! - I've been waiting for what seems like forever for the college football season to begin. Finally, last night, Texas opened their season against New Mexico State with a 41-7 victory. Of course there were some rough spots in the opener, but all in all they looked good, especially Cedric Benson.