Don Park

Contact Info

Email: donp shift-2 personaltelco.net
Homepage: http://www.personaltelco.net/~donp/
Work/School Info page: http://www.cs.pdx.edu/~parkd
GPG Key: http://www.personaltelco.net/~donp/gpgkey.txt
Personal Telco Node: http://www.personaltelco.net/Node74
Personal Telco Position: President Aug 2005 to Aug 2007
President's Blog: http://www.livejournal.com/users/doncam/tag/personaltelco

ToDos

The Adhocracy

User Profiles

Hardware Inventory

Node Catalog

Interests

Interests: Bluetooth, Distributed computing, Sensor Networks, Java, Cycling, Camping, Sustainable Living

On ricochet-type networks: Cell phone carriers have spent years of time and millions of dollars on creating cell phone coverage. They have been moving too slowly on using these networks as a data service. The best Ive seen is using a cell phone as a hayes-modem to dial up a land line. With the advent of pcmcia and compact flash wireless ethernet, it seems possible to have enough enthusiasts put up self-owned access points to make a wireless pda useful in Portland. (30Mar2001)

Ive been sucked into the PDA industry for a while now. Ridden the rise and fall and rise of Bluetooth. Seen public 802.11 go from a dream to real free, real fast reality. Its time for OSes to start seeing each other automatically and present this information to the user. Node and service discovery will be very fun and useful for wireless users and suprizingly important to wired users as well. [www.sun.com/jini Jini] and [www.jxta.org JXTA] seem to be stalled by their lack of openness, but still well worth looking into further. A suprizingly open standard is Universal Plug and Play or [www.upnp.org UPnP] - RFCs have been submitted and it specifies the wire procotol in a non-language and non-OS specific way. Intel already provides an Open Source linux stack at upnp.sourceforge.net. A linux/windows client app to show all discovered nodes and services could really be popular amongst wireless community groups. (28 Feb 2002)

If you watch the NodeStatusPages, look for the MAC of my Cisco Aironet 340 of 00:40:96:48:D5:A7

projects

The Broacast XML project (May 2002) http://www.personaltelco.net/index.cgi/BroadcastXml

AP Radar A netstumbler/wireless association manager http://apradar.sourceforge.net

Ad-Hoc protocol list (note HSLS, being used by cuwin project) (May 2003) http://www.encyclopedia4u.com/a/ad-hoc-protocol-list.html

IEEE 802.11 a,b,g specs (PDF) http://standards.ieee.org/getieee802/802.11.html


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