Intel has name Austin, TX the 3rd most unwired city in the U.S. Whenever I am out and about and have a few hours to kill, I pop open my laptop and do some .Net work. I always have projects going. A new project that’s about to start up is a distributed open-source project for the Austin .Net User Group at Adnug.org. I have a Subversion repository for source code, and we’ll accept code patches from anyone who wants to submit them. We haven’t defined the project yet, so we’ll see how it goes. I have no problem finding a location that offers free wireless internet. Many businesses have added it to their signs, so it’s easy to spot. And Schlotzky’s is the old stand-by with free wifi at every location.
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Being a developer, I’m glad that it’s easy to get connected. I take my laptop with me wherever I go now. I can take advantage of development time even when I’m waiting my Firestone to change the oil in my truck, and when I just can’t find the Wifi, I use the FutureDial USB cable for my Sprint phone to get on the Net through my mobile phone.