Meeting Ambassador Young-jin Choi of South Korea

When I visited Boston last week for a friend’s wedding, my wife and I looked for interesting events. We didn’t get disappointed: besides attending a panel discussion with Howard Zinn on the withdrawal from Iraq and watching the Play Einstein’s Dreams, we had the honor of attending a dinner with Mr. Young-jin Choi, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations. Mr. Choi was giving an enlightened talk for  I found a transcript of the talk he gave at the Carnegie Council – and below you’ll find my personal comments.

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VoIP with Sipura, Sipgate and Netgear Router

A year ago, I gave Voice over IP a try – and gave up on it. Not because it didn’t work, but because it was not reliable enough. In 90% of all cases it was working fine, but the remining 10% had bad quality, a missing voice channel, etc. That was unacceptable quality.

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Creating a free public Hotspot

My wife runs a Coffee House with free Internet Access.  Until now, we just had a compleatly open Wifi Router.  This was great for the customers, but she worried about her liability.  So I had the task to create a solution with the following requirements:

  • Users must acknowledge terms and conditions
  • Easy to use
  • Collection of information (MAC address, email, etc.), although this was an optonal requirement.
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