KisMac 0.21a – New release of the OS X passive stumbler.

KisMACAfter nearly a year, and a bunch of new developers, the Mac OS X passive wireless stumbler KisMac has produced another stable release. It now includes passive mode stumbling on AirPort Extreme hardware, is a Universal binary for the benefit of people with Intel Macs, does Google Earth exporting, has many bugs fixed and much much more…

On my iBook passive monitoring mode works out of the box – perfect :)

I discovered that in addition to the open, unprotected network named “Netgear” in my neighborhood, there is also an unprotected WLAN which hides it’s SSID. Whatever the advantage of hiding SSID but not encrypting a WLAN is…

Google surprise

I’m constantly surprised by Google. They keep making their service better and better. Most of it is just stumbled on unintentionally by me.

Today while listening to Diggnation I wondered where the company Dell is located because they where talking about it. So out of pure boredom I typed in “where is dell” into the Google search field in Safari.

To my surprise I received something like an actual answer to my question on top of the usual search results.
Where is Dell

I tried a couple more companies and sites, with different success (Google doesn’t know where Disneyland is ;) ). So now I wonder what else can I “ask” Google? Any suggestions?

J2ME Development on NetBeans 5.0 in Mac OS X

For a long time Mac OS X was the one platform left out when it comes to developing MIDlets. There where soultions from SUN for Windows, Linux & obviously Solaris. There was no official build for the amazing NetBeans Mobility Pack for the Mac … well, there still isn’t one but I looked around a bit in the gathered knowledge of mankind which is the WWW and found the blog of Lukas Hasik. He has a fairly well written documentation of how to achieve a working development environment on Mac OS X.

In this post I’d like to summarize the nessecary steps as well as make a few annotations where I ran into difficulties while following the described steps.

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