“Can you squeeze me
Into an empty page of your diary
And psychologically save me
I’ve got faith in you
I sense the power
Within the fingers
Within an hour the power
Could totally destroy me
(Or, it could save my life) – Hairdresser on Fire : Morrissey
I finally recovered from whatever illness zapped me for two weeks. No more coughing, sneezing or wheezing. I’ve been conspiring with John, Brad and Nicholas for the in-the-works-finally-launching Exploit Boston! website. It’s been a lot of fun and I’m really looking forward to seeing everything come together.
Last night I called Radio Shack in Harvard Square to inquire about the Sanyo 4900 data cable that was listed on their website for $20. It connects to my cell phone and the usb slot on my notebook computer. They had three on hand so I braved the cold elements, walked to the bus stop, took the 77 bus to Harvard Square and purchased the cable. They tried to convince me to buy the software which costs $40 and includes the cable “for free.” Since the PCS software is available online for free, I decided to pass on their offer. I can now get online with my notebook computer anywhere. For whatever reason, I am immensely giddy about this. It will be nice to be able to go to Diesel, Carberry’s or wherever and do work. I haven’t checked the official speediness of the connection but it’s reported to be between 56kbps and 144kbps. Overall, it works quite well. Spring’s “Vision” service is free for the first three months and $10/month after that. The best part is the unlimited usage — there are no per-mb charges. Nice, indeed! Obligatory thanks to Terry for letting me know about the cable.