(no I’m not going back to freelancing ;-)
Stephanie Booth announces the Going Solo conference, for freelancers and small business owners of the internet industry, in (our beautiful) Lausanne on May 16th.
More info at going-solo.net!
Just spotted this on reuters.com:
Ah no..wait, there’s more:
People should use more often ;-)
So I tried the Wi-Fi provided by Boingo at the Atlanta airport the other day, and haven’t been too successful with it.
It worked for ten minutes, after which I was banned for Anomalous Behavior. I guess that must be my RSS feed reader. You know, this thing even does several HTTP requests at the same time, wow!
Here’s what I wrote to firstname.lastname@example.org yesterday – haven’t heard back from them yet.
I signed up for a boingo day pass yesterday at the Atlanta airport,
and my connection only worked for about ten minutes.
After that time, I got a warning saying “Anomalous Behavior Detected –
request blocked” (screenshot enclosed). I waited a few minutes to see
if the connection would become unblocked, but that didn’t happen.
That error page told me to contact a network administrator, but there
was no contact phone number, so I haven’t been able to get over that
problem, which means I haven’t been able to used the service that I
Can I get a refund?
I think your “abnormal amount of activity” detector has been fooled by
me starting my RSS news reader, and browsing the web from several
browser windows, as I always do (I’m a professional software
developer, so I use my computer more intensively that your average
traveler I guess). This creates more HTTP requests than someone who’s
just browsing the web, but the sign-up page didn’t indicate any
limitations such as these, so I feel like I didn’t get the service
that I paid for. You might want to adjust that detection, and at least
provide a phone number to call, on the error page.
Please let me know how to proceed.
Update: they did reply today, and according to them I was blacklisted by the ATL airport network. I’ve asked for a customer service address to complain there.
Fifteen minutes is a very short time to present your project, but still, the Fast Feather Track is a great opportunity for new projects and speakers to bring their contributions to ApacheCon.
I know…when you work for a company named Day, lame jokes are easy to come by…but hey, not all companies with 3-letter domain names are that fun!
The best part is being part of a great team, with the kind of people who create their own embedded database or content management system in their early twenties, people who reinvent the web, visionaries and great programmers and product managers who focus on getting things done right. Our products usually stay with us for ten years or more when they go out, so making them just right is worth the effort.
Do I sound enthusiastic? This job is really a step up from my previous activities, the things that I work on have a much larger scope, and the technical level is much higher. So yes, I am enthusiastic!
The team has been growing steadily since I joined, and we’re still hiring: R&D developers, service and support engineers, architects, technical project leads and more. Several of us will be at ApacheCon US 2007, so feel free to talk to us about that!
The deadline is today and the URL is http://www.eu.apachecon.com/.
I’m submitting a talk on microsling (together with my colleague Felix from the Felix project), my usual XSLT stuff (mostly a rerun), something new on Open Source collaboration tools, and a tentative OSGi services made easy talk to demonstrate the cool Maven plugins provided by Apache Felix.
Update: the deadline has been extended to November 2nd.