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Flash: Public Wi-Fi even more insecure than previously thought - There have been a few postings here(and elsewhere) about public WiFi. And I'm not just criticizing about government contracted WiFi services. Nor am I criticizing the local Panera's, Burger King, Mickey D's, Starbuck's etc. I AM warning those of you who use these services that you must take personal responsibility to secure your wireless data communications.
posted by paulhem to technology at 10:16 A.M. EST on Fri Aug 03, 2007 5 comments
Trouble with AM Radio Reception - Not sure if this is an appropriate forum or not, but I have a problem that no local technicians can help me with.
posted by Gudshot to technology at 07:33 P.M. EST on Mon Jul 30, 2007 10 comments
Yelp! Consumer reviews of Restraunts, Shopping, Night Life, etc. - Found this site while just browsing through some random Tumblr blogs, and was shocked to see that not only does this San Fransisco-centric website also have a Toledo catagory, but that Toledo is the only Ohio city represented.
posted by TheTalentedMrC to technology at 08:51 A.M. EST on Sat Jul 28, 2007 No comments Post a comment
Washtenaw County wireless plan lacks funding - Ann Arbor News story via Arbor Update: "The program known as Wireless Washtenaw has been implemented in three areas: downtown Ann Arbor, downtown Saline and downtown Manchester. No additional installations have been made while 20/20 Communications, the company working with the county, applies for a $14 million loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and tries to line up other funding."
posted by jr to technology at 11:17 A.M. EST on Fri Jul 27, 2007 No comments Post a comment
Microsoft is Data mining TT - Was curious if my blog or subpages showed up in any of the search engines, even though I have them setup to not be indexed. Luckily google and others have respected my wishes, while looking I noticed I did pop up in live.com.
posted by jshriver to technology at 01:41 P.M. EST on Wed Jul 25, 2007 1 comment
A new(er) energy process. A reason to create more trash, too. - http://www.changingworldtech.com/what/index.asp
posted by charlatan to technology at 02:18 A.M. EST on Wed Jul 25, 2007 1 comment
Join in the Second Life event - I will host a Second Life event on Monday, July 23, 2007 from 8-9:30 PM EST.
posted by chrismyers to technology at 12:48 A.M. EST on Mon Jul 23, 2007 11 comments
Forget Wi-Fi Toledo...Just wait for google Wi-Fi - An article I found about Google's plan to pay billions for vacated 700mhz airwaves. Only, googs wants the FCC to follow their 4 criteria for openness. It also seems that Verizon and ATT are looking to pick up some of the vacated airwaves as well.
posted by jdmsbyrd to technology at 04:03 P.M. EST on Sat Jul 21, 2007 3 comments
Advice needed - I've finally gotten with the times and sprung for an MP.3 device. My daughter is bugging me to fill it with music but I am a bit overwhelmed in finding the best source. My question to all of you is- Where is the best place to download music? Are there any safe, free websites for this? Where do you all go for yours?
posted by Catharsis to technology at 06:55 A.M. EST on Wed Jul 11, 2007 16 comments
Any place that refills laser toner? - I know places like Walgreens can refill many inkjet cartridges, but is there anywhere around here the can refill laser toner? I've got a few printers with hard-to-find/no remanufactured available toner cartridges and I'd like to get them refilled cheap. Yeah, I could do it myself, but I feel I'm still being ripped off just for a bottle of toner sold online... and since I fix printers all day I don't want to muck with more toner myself.
posted by anonymouscoward to technology at 06:30 P.M. EST on Fri Jul 06, 2007 5 comments
iPhone hyped to the max! Hope we don't have riots... - Yikes!
posted by paulhem to technology at 02:00 P.M. EST on Thu Jun 28, 2007 8 comments
ICANN will discuss using non-English characters in web addresses - The development costs for doing this must be fairly large? Are we, the U.S. taxpayers going to foot the bill so that the Chinese and Russians, Arabs, and Israelis (And who knows how many other alphabets are out there!) can feel better about using the Internet? I mean, isn't English the language for air traffic control world-wide?
posted by paulhem to technology at 03:50 P.M. EST on Mon Jun 25, 2007 5 comments
Combining wireless internet/VOIP using and developing existing infrastructure - Why hire an outside company when this might be able to be done DIY.
posted by charlatan to technology at 11:55 A.M. EST on Fri Jun 22, 2007 8 comments
Best cell phone service in Toledo??? - I am looking for comments from all of you that have an opinion for the best wireless/cell service in Toledo. I currently have Sprint which is good but I just think you get better deals when you switch service providers and with # portability you don't have to worry about getting a new number everytime. So let me know your thoughts on phone service (reception, clarity, dropped calls etc.), customer service, phone selection etc...anything you care to share.
posted by douglasadietz to technology at 08:22 A.M. EST on Thu Jun 21, 2007 17 comments
Wi the Delays? - Well, the deep dust of time settles once again over well-announced and soon-dropped plans. Maybe Toledo's esteemed (cough) government cuddled up with the wrong WiFi company (MetroFi, which is mentioned in the AP article following). Although the Associated Press disagrees in principle, Michigan's Oakland County is supposedly and busily rolling out coverage, which is destined to cover its 910 square miles. Toledo itself can't be any more than 1/10th that size, and that's largely urban too -- hence well stocked with infrastructure to support a build-out of wireless nodes. So, what's the delay? If Michigan's Oakland County already has pilot areas in operation as of this writing, then what is up with shuffling the planning documents in One Government Center?
posted by GuestZero to technology at 02:12 A.M. EST on Wed May 23, 2007 18 comments
Blogs... - I am thinking about starting a blog of my very own. It would be more of an online journal of events, or projects I am working on, post some photos - Not too much seriousness to it. But I am not entirely sure how it all works.. and if it is really worth the effort.
posted by SJD to technology at 11:48 A.M. EST on Thu May 03, 2007 15 comments
Tankless Water heaters? - We just has a water heater problem - thankfully it was only a replaceable element that went bad, so I got off easy, but it did make me think. I'll eventually have to replace my water heater -
posted by billy to technology at 01:41 P.M. EST on Wed May 02, 2007 8 comments
Illegal Cable affects paying customers - FYI to anyone out there that thinks its harmless to illegally hook up your cable - it frags up the service for all the paying customers in your neighborhood.
posted by SillyWabbit to technology at 11:33 A.M. EST on Mon Apr 23, 2007 25 comments
Google's broadband initiative may threaten Wi-Toledo - I don't normally do this, but I wanted to highlight my detailed analysis of the new Google Broadband initiative TiSP and how it may threaten Wi-Toledo. Do you think the City will allow Google to have a TiSP node? You can also read how we may have a competitive advantage with the EPA mandated upgraded sewer systems. This could put Toledo on the forefront of better data flow.
posted by chrismyers to technology at 11:26 A.M. EST on Sun Apr 01, 2007 4 comments
Internet service provider recommendations? - We've had a cable modem through Buckeye for awhile now and have been happy with it. However, now that we have cancelled our cable TV service, the price went up on our monthly Internet service. (DirecTV has a monopoly on the MLB Extra Innings package and Mr. Mom2 can't live without it during the summer - otherwise we would have kept things as is)
posted by mom2 to technology at 01:09 P.M. EST on Tue Mar 27, 2007 14 comments
Buckeye-Tel/Express problems - Has anyone else had problems with their Buckeye modems? I was without phone and internet for about 4 or 5 hours Saturday night.
posted by MaumeeMom to technology at 11:33 P.M. EST on Sat Mar 10, 2007 47 comments
Call to Second Life property owners - I know there was a post last year inquiring about people involved in Second Life around October of last year. I want to try something new, so I am looking for someone in Second Life that owns property and is willing to host a public event. Don't own any property? Maybe you have a friend that does. Please contact me or post your interest here. Also, even if you are not interested in hosting a public event, please send me the location of your property or let me know your name so we can get together in the future.
posted by chrismyers to technology at 08:48 A.M. EST on Sat Mar 10, 2007 11 comments
Reminder: You may need to update your computer for Daylight Savings Time!!! - Since Daylight Savings Time starts 3 weeks early now, you may need to update your computer to reflect these changes. I use Microsoft Outlook for my calendar and noticed that all of my appointments were an hour off, so you may want to check your systems. Microsoft has a wizard here to help you install the necessary patches.
posted by lloyd to technology at 01:56 P.M. EST on Fri Mar 09, 2007 8 comments
Commodore returning - "Commodore Gaming has announced it will launch a new breed of gaming PCs that will see the return of the legendary Commodore brand. The new Commodore PCs optimised for gaming will be launched at the CeBIT show in Germany on March 15. Likely, they will simply be high-specced gaming rigs in the mold of Alienware and Voodoo PC, but the old Commodore name always adds a hint of intrigue."
posted by jr to technology at 08:58 P.M. EST on Tue Mar 06, 2007 7 comments
Web 2.0 ... The Machine is Us/ing Us - An interesting video by a professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University. Interview with the video creator.
posted by jr to technology at 05:53 P.M. EST on Tue Feb 20, 2007 2 comments
Bids for Toledo's Wi-Fi network - "Toledo officials received two bids this afternoon [Jan 20] from companies proposing to create a Wi-Fi network for the city’s 88 square miles. The companies were Buckeye CableSystem of Toledo and MetroFi, Inc., of Mountain View, Calif." -- Jan 17 Wi-Fi Toledo thread.
posted by jr to technology at 03:58 P.M. EST on Tue Feb 20, 2007 7 comments