I guess I’m on a mobile kick lately. Writing about Mr. Jain’s commuting vlog (below) made me remember this piece of news I meant to get up yesterday. The peeps at Make:Blog posted a nice do-it-yourself (DIY) guide to turning your PowerBook into a WiFi access point, in this case using Verizon’s EVDO wireless access card (What’s EVDO, you ask? It’s a new type of wireless broadband that uses cellular telephone networks, letting you get online without keeping you tethered to a wireless hotspot). Since Verizon recently released Mac-compatible drivers for their EVDO cards, no real hacking is involved, making this little project even easier.
No World of Warcraft in the car, people (Hands at 10 and 2! C’mon!), but Skype seems like a viable alternative, doesn’t it? I still can’t get around the inherent irony associated with using a cellular phone network to connect to the internet and make VOIP calls, but hey, whatever does it for you.