28 Dec 2002 aftyde   » (Master)

General Update

Almost a year since my last update. Time fly's when you're having fun I suppose. Too much going on for a complete review but here are some highlights, past and present.

Hot New Projects

Does your company have a product that you want sold or marketed in China, Korea or India? Do you want offshore development done but are concerned about code leakage or effectively managing development? Are you looking for a offshore distributor, sales agent, or intelligence on Asian markets? Then take a look at Eastern Stake Inc. These guys have their act together like no one I have ever worked with before.

Another exceptionally cool outfit I am involved with is Anuvu Inc. Anuvu is a company that has developed next generation fuel cell technology that will absolutely change the world. Their demo completely blew me away - and I am hard to impress! I can't say much more then that - but I am very excited to be working with these guys.

Linuxworld Expo in Jan 03

I'll be there and for the first time in five years I won't be representing Linuxcare. As of mid-November, I am no longer affiliated with Linuxcare in any capacity whatsoever (board member, employee or stakeholder). I wish the company luck and good fortune - we parted on the best of terms. To wit - I have joined the Linuxcare Alumni mailing list! The conference promises to be a good one - IDG has an excellent event planned. While I am rather booked that week with customer, community and show related responsibilities, I can be found in and out of the AMD booth or at my email address above. While this show looks to be really good in terms of general speakers and other distractions, the Australia National Linux Conference really looks like the place to be for those of us who value great technical sessions.


Being somewhat of a connected hobo I've managed to map out and upload all the WiFI hotspots along major rail routes from Houston (Texas), New Mexico, Arizona, California, Oregon and Washington. If January plans hold true I'll map the northern road to Chicago, onward to NYC. Then on return, I'll map the overland road back to California. I've always enjoyed walking along the tracks, jungling up with friends both old and new. Now, when I run across some interesting hobo art I can submit the photos in real time!


Sputnik has been going very well. Aside from slipping ship dates on the code, the WiFI space seems to be seeing some really interesting activity. Look for Sputnik to put up a improved version of the community gateway code soon. We expect to have the full version of the software (AP and back end Central Control) up for sale on the site soon. (ie. sometime 1st quarter) In any event - the reviews on our technology demonstrations have been overwhelmingly positive and I am itching to convert that momentum and energy to sales. Please think of us if you are going to do any large WiFI work. We scale way beyond anything currently available.


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