Simon Willison’s Weblog


Friday, 6th April 2007

Talks for Oxford Geek Nights announced. Microslots on Yahoo! Pipes, Semantic Mediawiki, Second Life and more.

# 12:21 am / natalie-downe, oxford-geek-nights

PyCon Wireless Network. Conference WiFi is generally bad, and getting worse as more people turn up with laptops. Here’s how Sean Reifschneider built a solid network for PyCon 2007 for $2200 in hardware and 70 hours of work.

# 10:39 am / pycon, python, seanreifschneider, wifi

mod_magnet (via) lighttpd module that will be included by default in version 1.5—it lets you write Lua scripts that can hook in to any phase of the request, including URL rewriting and content generation.

# 10:12 pm / lighttpd, lua, modmagnet

The problem is a lack of respect for the consumer. The manufacturers don't act as if the computer belongs to you. They act as if it is a billboard for restricted trial versions of software and ads for Web sites and services that they can sell to third-party companies who want you to buy these products.

Walt Mossberg

# 10:46 pm / waltmossberg, windows

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