22 05 2008

300px-Keplers_supernovaNow thats some news … Sure we live in intersting times.

More on SuperNova at Wikipedia.


WiFi over 100km

22 05 2008

Read this blog on Intel’s Rural connectivity Project (RCP) initiated project to extend WiFi range. With MAC enhancements (and possibly radio and other software enhancements), Intel seem to have achieved 100km access range over WiFi… Now thats very comparable to WiMAX’s promissed 30km range.

Now this is still requires LOS (Line of Sight) and this possibly was tested on a terrain that was flat enough to achieve it. Depite that I think this is a breakthru.

Does this mean this will give WiMAX its run for the money? I don’t think so. Atleast not in the short run. WiMAX has gained enough traction of its own. Also Iam not sure about the path to standardization and availability of this WiFi extension into the market.

But given the overall price advantage of WiFi access points, this would be a great boon for last mile solution in rural areas and for MAN.

Testing BlogJet

22 05 2008

I have installed an interesting application – BlogJet. It’s a cool Windows client for my blog tool (as well as for other tools). Get your copy here:

And oh, btw this also helps in bypassing the proxy over http. Iam not how this works since this client also has to go thru the same http proxy, but when connecting via BlogJet, Iam able to post messages (as evident from this post 🙂