I am always touched — really: I am not being facetious — by the interest
taken in my little home improvement projects by perfect strangers. Not just
strangers, either: I met Mark Krikorian at an immigration debate the other
day, and almost the first thing he said to me was: “How’s the re-wiring of
your attic going?”
The answer is: slowly. I’ve barely started, in fact. Full details here.
Incidentally, I blegged a few days ago for advice on setting up a home
network. Now you see the context. I got hundreds of helpful e-mails in
response to my bleg, & I have been sorting through & absorbing their advice.
What I actually do will be revealed as the attic work progresses. The short
answer is: cable, with a single wireless didgeridoo attached to my server
so I can use my laptop around the house. All the desktops will be cabled,
I apologize to the minority of bleg respondents to whom wireless is
obviously a religion. (One e-mail just said WIRELESS! WIRELESS! WIRELESS!
WIRELESS! in the subject line, with no attached text at all.) I already
have a religion that pretty much satisfies my meager spiritual needs; I’m
not in the market for another one.