Ferdy, I’ve got a Tungsten C, and it works quite well. I added on a wireless keyboard to make extended typing faster.
I was at Borders the other day looking for some interesting books, and I happened upon the certification preps for Security+ etc from Sybex. I started reading that one and it was so good that I bought it and a couple others from Sybex.
Frankly I have no clue whether these certifications have any meaning in the real world, but I think they’ll be kinda fun to get.
So I’ve been looking around for a wireless card for my desktops to reduce the wire mess behind the desk. On a whim, I stopped by RadioShack this afternoon. They had a sign for the D-Link DWL-G510 for $39 after a $10 mail-in rebate. I thought, “OK, that seems pretty reasonable, since it was running $50 at OfficeMax and Staples.” But then I noticed the fine print that said it was only valid through 6/22, and today is 6/23.
I asked an employee whether I could still get the discount, and he said no but he could check the new price. He checks, and it’s now selling for $39 plus a $10 mail-in rebate, which ends up running $29.
The box also includes a low-profile bracket, so I bought an extra for the Pegasos.
One vital note: Make sure you pick up a “B” revision card, not “A.” The “B” cards are Atheros, but the “A” cards are Broadcom. Look on the barcodes; there’s a section that says H/W Ver. Also, the boxes have a huge red stripe across them instead of being solid blue.
Good NY Times article (registration required) on scientists who don’t even deign to argue about intelligent design.
“We were invited to debate one supposed theory against another,” Dr. Leshner said, when in fact there was no credible scientific challenge to the theory of evolution.
I’m heading back to Minnesota for a few days to take care of some business. I’ll be back Monday night. It’s going to be a crazy few days, packed with meetings, family, etc.
If you’re looking for me, I won’t be around. If you’re in the Minneapolis area and want to get together for a beer or whatever, drop me an e-mail at <my IRC nick> at aol.com. I’ll try to check it over the next few days, although I usually don’t. If you desperately need to get in touch with whoever’s covering for me, check the devaway chain of delegation.