This How-To provides step-by-step instructions for creating a Universal Wireless Repeater appliance: a device that you can place anywhere and it will wirelessly repeat the strongest signal, onto another wireless network (with or without security). This functionality is also known as Wireless Client Bridge, or Range Expander. Unlike WDS, once you have this appliance setup, it will work with any open network.
With a few keystrokes, you can uncover the names and unlisted phone numbers of the suspicious people who live down the street, find out where they lived before moving next to you, how much they paid for their house, and how generously they donated to their favorite presidential candidate. You can also retrieve websites that were taken down for nefarious reasons, surf anonymously, and easily create false identities.
In a post from last week, I alluded that I would be announcing this week about a prize that I will be giving out to one lucky supporter. I did not want to let the cat out of the bag until I launched another program but it looks like that program is going to take some time to get off the ground so I figured that I would let everyone in on the big secret!
While I was at the Midsize Enterprise Summit, we sat in on a number of boardroom sessions with vendors who would talk to us about their products. As most vendors do, they bring along a bunch of swag to entice the audience.
One of the vendors came in with some really nice portfolios and I thought, “That’s a nice piece of swag to take home!” So, I sat through their presentation and in the end, they asked us for our business cards. I figured, “OK, I guess we need to pay for this conference somehow,” since they covered all of the flight, hotel, meals, etc. so I tossed in my card.
I was a bit confused when the vendor tossed all of the business cards into a box and started shaking it and then asked one of the attendees to pick a card. I was even more confused when he called my name (I wasn’t really paying attention), shoved a black and red box in my face and said, “Congratulations!” I must have looked really confused because the guy sitting next to me said, “You just won a BlackBerry!”
Now, here is the ironic thing. I don’t need a BlackBerry because I have a Motorola Q that is paid for by my work. It does everything that I need and I can use it for person things if I want. This was apparent at the conference because the people in my boardroom session immediately started bidding on it, even thought I had given no indication that I was interested in selling it.
When I got back to my room that night, I called my wife and told her the news. She came up with the brilliant idea, “Why don’t you give it away on Daily Cup of Tech?” I knew there was a reason I married her! So you all have her to thank.
How To Enter
Everyone who has donated in the past and everyone who donates in the month of June will be eligible to win a VersionBlackBerry 8703e. This includes donations to Release the Code as well. For every dollar you donate (or have donated), you will receive one chance to win the BlackBerry. Very simple. I will make the draw and announce the winner on July 9, 2007. (I’m going to be on vacation that week so I will not be available to make the draw sooner.)
I have included a list of all the people I have on record who have donated in the past. If are one of these people and you name is not listed, please e-mail me so that I can check to see where the problem lies.
Asheville Technologies (5/28/2007)
Asheville Technologies (5/27/2007)
Barry H. (4/24/2007) Bradley K. (5/27/2007)
Brian C. (4/17/2007)
Big Voice Design (5/28/2007)
Daniel W. (05/06/2007)
Daniel W. (05/06/2007)
Digital Motoring (05/03/2007)
Ed M. (04/12/2007)
Eric John W. (4/13/2007)
Gordon W. N. (05/03/2007)
Jogima, LLC (5/17/2007)
Kay A. S.( 4/15/2007)
Kenneth G. S. (05/06/2007)
Lona M. C. (05/03/2007)
Mark H. (4/28/2007)
Martin B.( 4/15/2007)
Martin W. (5/13/2007)
Nathan L. (5/27/2007)
Phillip B. (5/26/2007)
Philip D. (4/30/2007)
Robert H.( 5/26/2007)
Samuel C. (5/19/2007)
Sherard E. (05/04/2007)
Stuart B. (5/27/2007)
Todd E. (04/06/2007)
Sometimes it is difficult to remember that doing tech is a lot of fun, especially if you have a server down and the entire office is complaining about not getting any work done! It is times like this that I turn to *Balloontoablimp!
These guys help us to remember how much of a blast it is to work in technology. While they have a lot of technical information, they always write with their tongues planted firmly in their cheeks! Here is some of their whimsy: