1. Merry Christmas!

    I'm currently in the middle of backwoods-nowhere. There's no wired broadband of any sort, here, so I'm using my wife's parents' satellite internet, which is pretty good from a raw bandwidth standpoint, but really bad on the latency front. Ping times to our phone server are in the 600ms+ range (normally, this is 30ms).. so, anything that requires any sort of realtime interaction is hardly usable.

    Here's their place. The roads don't even have names, according to my GPS software.

    Anyway, I just wanted to drop a note wishing the community a Merry Christmas--and happy 2007!