This week, on “Capitalism,” technicians are forced by employment contract to not educate customers.

I just wrote this really long comment elsewhere and after I posted it realized it might actually be useful to many folks here if they are struggling to make ends meet or to pay bills. So, here ya go. May your dependence on capitalism decrease as your experiences increase. (Context for this is that a […]

One Minute Mac Tip: Sniffing Wi-Fi traffic and capturing packets with the built-in airport utility

Many Mac OS X users lament the lack of sophisticated network analysis tools, often prevalent and seemingly prolific on Linux systems. What many don’t know is that Mac OS X comes with a built-in command-line tool to do all sorts of nifty things with Wi-Fi networks, from packet capture (traffic sniffing) to scanning nearby networks’ […]

Guide to Developing Low-Cost Wireless Networks

If you’ve ever wanted to set up your own wireless network (perhaps you want to run a community hotspot), then Wireless Networking in the Developing World is the book for you! Don’t be fooled by the name. It’s all about low-cost wireless telecommunications infrastructure. And it’s free.