Quick report on my personal Web 2.0 Summit held this week in Berkeley. I had a fair number of interesting meetings, resulting in a likely Monday announcement. Another investment for Dave Ventures, USA. A micro-funding event, in line with the current fashion, where small bucks, brilliant thinking and hungry hard-working developers can (fingers crossed, praise Murphy) yield out of this world returns. No more hints, but come back on Monday around lunchtime for a new roadmap.
Liz Gannes’ report on this week’s other Web 2.0 Summit, the one in SF.
Inquirer: “A US court is forcing the RIAA to explain why it charges people it catches pirating $750 a single rather than the 70 cents they flog them to retailers for.”
It’s been fun watching Countdown this week. No stern lectures. Olbermann is happy! And so are we. For now. :-)
I’m going to continue trying options for improving network performance in the new house. The next product I’ll try is a Belkin Pre-N wireless router, not for its advanced MIMO protocol (which would be hard if not impossible for me to use on my G4 desktop Mac) but for increased range. I’m not sure how an Airport Express performs relative to the other routers on the market, until now I’ve never really tried to get great performance out of wifi. Also looking for utilities to measure performance of local nets. So far I’ve mostly been using CNET’s web app, however that’s measuring wide-area performance. Certainly the LAN perf is a factor in that. Keep the ideas flowing in the comments, and I’ll keep reporting my experiences.
BTW, the powerline adapter, in this house, never reaches wifi speeds. I tried reconfiguring the devices so they didnt try to be compatible with the standard, but that had no net effect on performance. It was worth a try, as several people suggested via email.
Good morning everybody. Happy day. First day in quite some time that I don’t have any appointments, no events, trips, deliveries, house guests, national elections. The weather is clear, warm, I’ve got lots of reading material, and food in the house. Finally, a day to putz around and not do very much, if anything.