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March 13, 2003

McWi-Fi

More Wi-Fi hijinks. Now it seems McDonalds is getting into the game. McDonalds, though, seems to be doing it right. Buy a combo meal, get an hour of Wi-Fi for free. They treat it as a perk, little extra incentive to pull people in, instead of a product in and of itself.

Of course, the official site says that the free service is only available during the promotional phase (until July 1). After that, everyone will pay.

I guess we’ll see where the market takes it. I think that eventually everyone will be giving it for free. But for now, we have the independents giving it away, and the big national companies like T-Mobile and Cometa charging for it. Who will come out on top?

PuppetMaster II

PuppetMaster II

PuppetMaster 2 is a group weblog, a place where twelve various people write about their personal lives, each other, and the world around them.

It’s also a GAME.

One of the twelve contestants IS NOT REAL. He or she is a fictional persona developed by one of the other eleven contestants. This fictional character is called the PUPPET, and the person pulling the Puppet’s strings is, you guessed it, THE PUPPETMASTER.

The Mole Online?

The Joys of the Intranet

This week I’ve been able to get back into a bit of Intranet development, and I’ve known the liberating feeling of totally violating the spirit of Web standards. Creating precisely fixed table layouts, using MS Office-specific fonts, setting font sizes in pixels — it’s all so wrong, but it feels so good. Designing solely for IE5+ (and then finding out that it works perfectly in Mozilla too) is such a sense of freedom over the normal routine of hacks and workarounds. Breaking the rules once you know them is so much fun.

Diving into a new project doesn’t leave a lot of time for blogging, though.