links for 2008-12-15

  • "One woman said that when she called the firm's offices on Thursday she was told it was 'business as usual.'

    Another investor groused, 'Business as usual? Of course it's business as usual. We're getting screwed left and right.'"

  • "We are a volunteer group of Portlanders who believe that 802.11 (wireless networking, or Wi-Fi) technology is both cool and empowering. We started, in 2000, by turning our own houses and apartments into wireless hotspots (also referred to as 'nodes'), and then set about building these nodes in public locations such as parks and coffee shops. Currently we have over 100 active nodes, and we eventually would like to cover the entire city of Portland, Oregon with even more."