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This is my first every weblog entry via a wireless
link! It’s pretty spiffy. It’s not quite as dramatic as it could be –
I’m sitting right next to my desk and my wired, desktop
computer. Still, I am connected wirelessly. I hadn’t realized that –
at least on Win98 with the setup I have currently – it is still a
mostly manual process. I get the link via the wireless, but I still
have to explicitly release and renew to get an IP address. I’ll look
around, maybe there is a sexier way to do it more automatically.

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Technology TopicI’ve got the borrowed wireless card in the laptop now. It’s
kind of disappointing to set it up when you have no immediate network
to join, kind of like buying a fax machine in 1987 and having no one
to call. I’m taking it to work and seeing what it does
there. According to some online sources, The Red Light Cafe by Piedmont
Park has a wifi access point. Perhaps I should go have a latte there
and check it out. I haven’t been there in years, and every time I’ve
gone there was to see live music. I’m a little amazed they are still
in business after, what eight years? The half-life for
bars/restaurants/coffee houses in Atlanta is about 1 year.

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Music TopicOK, so Sonic Youth is today’s band of the day. I found a technicality
– I really don’t need loopholes when I make the rules, but I have one
anyway. Lee Renaldo has MP3s available under
his section
of
the main SY website
. Lee has always done a lot of these
experimental guitar things. I remember seeing a copy of a project
entitled Barefoot in the Head come through WREK a
decade ago. It caught my eye because of the Brian Aldiss novel from
which it took its title, but it was one of these Renaldo improv guitar
noise things and was very intriguing. I’m listening to “Outside my
Window” right now, and I like it. I think I might excerpt it and stick
it into WREK automation.