What was once science-fiction is now commonplace. I'm blogging this entry from the lounge in the international terminal in SFO on the way to TechEd Malaysia. There's T-Mobile hotspots everywhere for a very reasonable $6 a hour. I'm even three floors down next to the gate with great coverage. NetStumbler says there are six access points within a few hundred meters and 5 other laptop fools online with me. I'm VPN'ed into work via IPsec, chatting with my boss over MSN Messenger, syncronizing Outlook 2003's offline Exchange store with the mothershop and I've got an online game of Rise of Nations running the background. All on a laptop with a 1600x1200 (120dpi) screen that only weight about 6 pounds.
Madness my friends. Madness if you don't realize how far we've come. Of course, I needed a B.S. in Software Engineering to make it all happen (considering how hard it was just to get this F'ing Wireless card to work. BUT, regardless. Amazing.
So, I took a picture of my wife and I with a Casio Exilim, docked it, hooked up the USB, it becomes the Z: drive (no driver installation!) and here's the result:
More to come, folks.