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Re: Example of 'brilliant' apps?


From: "Erik Wikstrm" <erik-wikstrom@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2005 18:33:34 +0100

"Jonathon McKitrick" <jcm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
news:20050319164928.GA87271@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>
> Hey all,
>
> We finally have a day that looks like spring here on the east coast.  I
plan
> to enjoy it.
>
> I've decided that as much as I love DFly, I am not much of an OS
programmer.
> But are there any apps out there lately that you would call brilliant, or
> outstanding?  Or that could otherwise possibly give me some inspiration?
> I'm still working on my data acquisition project, but a new pet project
> might be fun.
>
> Jonathon McKitrick
> --
> My other computer is your Windows box.

There's probably one of those already, I've just haven't found it yet but
anyway. I have a nice ThinkPad which I use both at home and in school, for
windows there's this neat little application from IBM that is used for
automatically connecting you to the network.

It functions something like this:

    - If a cable is connected it gets the MAC-address in the other end and
uses that to determine what network you are connected to.

    - If no cable is connected it scans for any wifi-networks and determines
which network it is connecting to based on ESSID.

I suppose that there's some kind of ranking if more than one known network
is found and that there's some default if no known network is found. I
haven't used it myself since I'm not running windows on that computer but I
think that's a really 'brilliant' application, with support for running some
shell-scrip so that one can mount disks automatically that would be perfect.



Should such an application already exist, please do tell me.



--

Erik Wikström





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