Wireless Wonderland

Well, my stint as compère at Silicon Beach is over.

The Sumo Bar didn’t have the most condusive atmosphere for public speaking - we didn’t have a PA and there was music thumping from upstairs.

Still, the speakers rose to the challenge. Dave Phelan gave an excellent and inspiring talk about life, the universe and WiFi.

There was wonderful moment when Dave showed a screenshot from NetStumbler of all the networks he found today by taking a bus around Brighton - I spotted my own home network. Cool!

After that, the Loose Connection people talked about what they’re doing and we had a bit of a discussion.

The noise from upstairs was extremely distracting, though, so I suggested we check out this wireless internet access in the flesh, so to speak.

So we had a mass exodus to The Black Lion pub and that’s where I am now, blogging wirelessly at a table full of geeks and their laptops.

The perfect way to end an inspiring evening.

Dave’s slides are online now - recommended reading.

one of Dave's slides: why DIY?

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Previously on this day

18 years ago I wrote What's on in Brighton

If anybody in Brighton is looking for a good evening’s entertainment tonight, head on over to the Hanbury Ballroom.