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Entries from September 2008

Well Played, Google Number Crunchers!

September 26th, 2008 · Tags: Satire

Here at PingWi-Fi, we have been viewed by persons in 14 countries around the world, in this our first month. “Welcome” to the gentleman from Finland. Shout out to Singapore. And props to India, New Zealand and everyone else.

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WiMAX World 2008; Wireless Drama To Unfold In Chicago

September 24th, 2008 · Tags: Uncategorized

On my second trip to Sundance Film Festival, I had a chance meeting with a gentleman on the icy streets. I recognized the actor immediately and quickly offered him one of my promotional t-shirts. He accepted, tucked the chotsky under his leather coat and then was ushered into a shiny black Cadillac Escalade, where I […]

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Love/Hate Relationship With ‘Hertz Know-It-All’; Road To Finish Line

September 20th, 2008 · Tags: Coffee Shops · Uncategorized

The road between Jacksonville and Orlando was quite a drive. For the first 45 minutes, I took the A1 highway with the Atlantic Ocean on the left, until I hit St. Augustine and then veered off to the right, and hopped on I-95 headed for Orlando. It was pretty tempting to pull over and get […]

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Trapeze Saving The Planet, One Wi-Fi At A Time

September 19th, 2008 · Tags: Uncategorized

Upcoming 802.11v Wireless Standard ‘Greens Up’ WLAN Trapeze Networks Engineer Tells InterOp New York How PLEASANTON, Calif., Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ — The coming IEEE 802.11v standard will introduce new power savings features that will “green up” wireless LANs. This important advance will be explained at the InterOp New York conference by Matthew Gast, Trapeze Networks’ […]

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Time Runs Out On Jacksonville; No Jag Love Detected

September 18th, 2008 · Tags: Coffee Shops

Before I left the Five Points area of Jacksonville, I was drawn to the freshly painted window of a little coffee shop called L@titudes, with the “at” sign in the name. Hmmm … you think they will have wireless Internet? I’m thinking yes. But, their sign also said “coming soon.” So, I may never know, […]

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This Just In … From Our Friends At T-Mobile

September 18th, 2008 · Tags: Gadgets

T-Mobile USA Announces Commercial 3G Network Availability in 21 Markets By Mid-October Company Confirms Launch of UMTS/HSDPA in Major Markets Across the Country and Details Plans for Additional Markets in the Fourth Quarter BELLEVUE, Wash. – Sept. 18, 2008 – T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced highlights of the company’s wireless network expansion plans, including the […]

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Five Points To Ponder Near Downtown Jacksonville

September 16th, 2008 · Tags: Coffee Shops

Then I got to the heart of things … Jacksonville proper. First off, I followed a tip from Ashley at the Old Bridge ice cream shop in Ponte Vedra Beach. She highly recommended the Five Points area, around the bend in the river from downtown Jacksonville. (Old Bridge – new management. No Wi-Fi samples, although […]

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How Much For That Laptop? Wi-Fi Tactics at St. Johns

September 15th, 2008 · Tags: Cities · Coffee Shops · Restaurant

The next day, I fired up the Wi-Fi Ford 250 Diesel, 4-wheel-drive, King Ranch edition and rolled toward Jacksonville for some urban trucking. But first, I ran across what must be the shopping mecca of north Florida, St. Johns Town Center. As I like to say, there was more Wi-Fi than you could shake a […]

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Are There New Wi-Fi Tricks In America’s Oldest City?

September 13th, 2008 · Tags: Uncategorized

“I ain’t no student of ancient culture …” Mesopotamia B-52s

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Monster Truckin Among Jacksonville Beach Wi-Fi Players

September 12th, 2008 · Tags: Coffee Shops

The first portion of my Jacksonsville tour was marked by a combination of incognito yet in-your-face commuter-ism. The first time I traveled across the United States, I drove an SUV that was the subtle color of an orange safety-pylon – covered in sponsor logos. This trip, at least during the Jacksonville leg, I wanted something […]

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