Last post for today (General)
Today, I posted all the messages I queued so far. I promise, no more messages in the near future (at least the next few hours while I am sleeping :-)).
Posted by Thomas King at 22:42 2006-11-30 | Trackbacks (0) | Comments (0) (General)
After I arrived back home in Germany I stumbled over a very cool website that is a lot of fun: (Unfortunately, I was too busy to report about this website.) This website collects pictures from writings left on curious places by strangers. It looks like the web-site's owners came from the San Francisco area, because the web-site contains more than 140 picture from San Francisco but only a few picture from other places in the world. After I realized that I also took two pictures from slogans written on the pavement in San Francisco I uploaded these pictures to the website. Just have a look: Picture1 and Picture2. Isn't it a lot of fun??? Really cool web-site. *g*
Posted by Thomas King at 22:41 2006-11-30 | Trackbacks (0) | Comments (0)

Jive Software and JSTUN (JSTUN)
Matt Tucker, the CTO of Jive Software contacted me, because one of their Google Summer of Code students was looking for a STUN library written in Java. The student was working on Jive's open source smack library, however, smack is licensed under the Apache License 2.0 and my JSTUN library under GPL. Unfortunately, these two licenses are incompatible which means that JSTUN cannot be integrated into smack without violating the GPL. So, Matt asked me if I would double-license JSTUN to make its license compatible with smack. After a quick thought, I decided to license JSTUN under the Apache License 2.0 as well to support the Summer of Code student. Matt and I had a great email conversation and it looks like we will work together in the future ... Oh, I forgot to mention that I am a proud owner of a Jive Software t-shirt. Jive Software send me one after I boldly asked for one. :-)
Posted by Thomas King at 22:36 2006-11-30 | Trackbacks (0) | Comments (0)

Bow before of the King (Ph.D. studies)
Today, Linus released the latest Linux Kernel: 2.6.19. And now it is official. You can call me a Linux Kernel Hacker! :-) The patch I created for the ipw2200 network driver a few month ago has been eventually copied into the main Linux source tree. Have a look at the change log message: change log

The title of this blog entry is borrowed from my friend Thomas Butter. *g* Have a look at his website:
Posted by Thomas King at 22:34 2006-11-30 | Trackbacks (0) | Comments (0)

PerCom (Ph.D. studies)
Fortunately, I will be in the States again in the near future. I had been submitting a paper for the PerCom (IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications) a few weeks ago and lucky as I am the paper has been accepted. So, I will be in New York at the end of March. After the conference week (19-23) I will take a few days off and make a sightseeing trip to see New York. I am really looking forward to be a tourist again. ;-)
Posted by Thomas King at 22:33 2006-11-30 | Trackbacks (0) | Comments (0)

Crawdad, MobiCom, and WiNTECH (Ph.D. studies)
A lot of things happened since I have posted my last blog message. First of all, I have been in the States for over 2 weeks. At September 24th I flew from Frankfurt to Los Angeles. In Los Angeles, I stayed until Friday and during the week I attended to the Crawdad workshop, MobiCom conference, and the WiNTECH workshop. I really enjoyed the time in Los Angeles. The conference and workshops were very interesting and I met my old friends from Daimler Chrysler Research and Technology North America Inc. during the Vanets workshop. The Vanets workshop took place at the same time as the WiNTECH workshop and the conference rooms of both workshops were close by. Additional to the nice guys from Daimler Chrysler Research I met highly interesting people and made new friends. I was really an exciting time. An ironic incident that happend during the whole MobiCom conference was that while we attended to the world most famous mobile networking conference, the stuff members were not able to setup a stable and working wireless network. We see, a lot of open questions are remaining to be answered by researchers. ;-)
Posted by Thomas King at 22:32 2006-11-30 | Trackbacks (0) | Comments (0)