Tuesday, November 27, 2001


It's been a few days since my last update, so here's the latest (and it's not Emode test results, either!).

Life at DIT is good; lots of friendly faces, and lots of welcoming handshakes. Lots of work to do, too - it's nice to be busy again.

Life with the AirPort is nonexistent. It's worse than that; it's dead, Jim, dead, Jim, dead. Apple seems to take delight in their stance that the $300 piece of highly specialized electronics "has no plan for service," i.e., if it breaks the move to fix it is buying a new one. Apple is now a pioneer in the field of the disposable wireless base station. Hope the Cupertino crowd is proud of itself. >:-(

There is a range of serial numbers for which Apple will perform a free replacement, but mine doesn't fall within the range. Fortunately some disgruntled dead-AirPort owners have been working on the problem, and if you want to get creative with a soldering iron and some $10 replacement capacitors from Radio Shack a fix is available. I have a soldering iron and tools for taking on such silliness should I land a free weekend, and the thing is a doorstop now anyway (I can hardly break it any worse), so I'll probably give the fix a shot one of these days.

Further bulletins as events warrant,


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