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Hasson Company’s Reuse and Recycle Day


My post to general stripped out the attachment which contains all the information for this event. But Hasson Company is hosting a Computer Recycle Day tomorrow Saturday the 31st of May 2008. There are two locations for drop off Metro East and Metro West the event is from 10am to 2pm.

Hasson Company\'s Recycle Day

Nameserver outage

Between Saturday evening, when a thunderstorm flickered the power and rebooted our primary nameserver, and about 5pm Sunday afternoon when we got the secondary fixed, we sort of dropped off the internet. Name resolutions for personaltelco.net (.com and .org too, one presumes) stopped working. This had some dire consequences for wifidog nodes that couldn’t look up the authserver and probably for mail delivery. I am still working on putting cornerstone back together and our secondary nameserver is back working again to hold down the fort in the mean time. We apologize for the disruption.

Russell going to the International Summit for Community Wireless Networking

A week or so ago, the Personal Telco Project board of directors approved $500 in travel expenses for me to go to the International Summit for Community Wireless Networks 2008 in Washington DC. I’ve been asked to participate in a panel on Data Collection for Community Wireless Networks. The Summit is also providing me with a travel stipend of $350. Between the two, that should cover most of the travel expenses for the trip. I’ll leave Tuesday evening, May 27th, on a red-eye, arriving in DC on Wednesday morning. Thanks go particularly to PTP member Michael Rasmussen who donated $50 to help support PTP’s investment.

LinuxFest Northwest Talk

I was in Bellingham over the weekend and gave a talk on the Personal Telco Project, its history and philosophy and future, and showed off some gear. There was a good turnout and I wasn’t noticably boo’d off the stage, though someone did carp later about people using Windows in their presentations (I did, but only incidentally). Then I spent three days in Seattle helping to make some magnetic field measurements on the University of Washington campus. Did you know that the University of Washington is a wifi hoarder? No love for me. I am considering banning anyone associated with the institution from using any Personal Telco nodes in retaliation (I am directing hateful thoughts towards those responsible for making my stay there miserable. Congratulations, you are real humanitarians!). Finally, with the measurements done, I dropped in on the Seattle Wireless hacknight. Good fun. Then I drove home (less fun).