turn a pocket pc in to a wifi phone

ppc phone

i’m using vonage, the voice over ip service, and it turns out you can get a special type of add-on called a “softphone account” which allows you to use software on a mac, pc, linux computer to make and receive phone calls as well. turns out you can use just about any wi-fi enable pocket pc as phone too.

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use the ipod as a bootable drive

ipod boot

i was playing with the new version of mac os x (tiger) but didn’t want to install it to my local hard drive, so i had a pc formatted ipod i was about to zap any way, so i formatted it and installed tiger on the ipod. while it’s not a good idea to use an ipod a mac hard drive, it’s good for testing and emergencies if needed

hacking the linksys nslu

linksys

the linksys network storage unit is a neat little device that allows you to add just about any type of usb storage device to your network as network storage for all your computers to access. i picked up one of these and then when i started to tinker and google around i found out there’s a whole lot more hiding inside there