Untethering Haizman

Haizman won’t be found associating with riff-raff

Named for the Angry Samoans classic “Haizman’s Brain” is my new MacBook Pro. While Haizman’s been a fine machine so far, it is not without its design faults. One being its lack of a PCMCIA slot for simple broadband net access. While I understand that the inclusion of such a pedestrian feature is clearly beneath the precious little lozenge’s dignity, I wouldn’t have minded not having to screw around with underdeveloped hardware technology.

The new slot format, ExpressCard, is less than endowed with choices in net access. The search starts now for an answer: how should I put this MacBook Pro on the net? I have even heard of a few hardy souls who have skipped the card route altogether and put MBPs on the net via Bluetooth link with a Sprint Treo. Let the games begin!

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4 Responses to “Untethering Haizman”

  1. 1 GDD
    August 22, 2007 at 10:19 pm

    Wait what the fuck, your Macbook Pro didn’t come with wifi???

  2. August 23, 2007 at 8:51 am

    I wasn’t clear – of course the MPB’s got WiFi, what it doesn’t have is a PC slot for Sprint EVDO broadband/satellite. Open WiFi still isn’t as available in Chicago as I have no doubt it is in SEA-TAC.

  3. 3 boom boom
    August 28, 2007 at 12:01 am

    easy solution to your problem.

    here’s what you do.

    put your macbookpro on the kitchen window sill.

    or set it up on the back porch railing.

    these are places where the internet likes to hide.

  4. August 28, 2007 at 3:00 am

    Can’t. First off, the kitchen window sill is where I cool off the blueberry pies. Second, I have WiFi at the house, but I don’t have it at a train, in a hotel, on a stage or during any event. Even effin Starbucks and T-Mobile gang up on you to pick your pocket if you go there. I need broadband in the car dammit! Still hunting down a PAM phone-as-modem solution using the Palm Treo. Meanwhile, enjoy this story of the super-efficient and helpful City of Chicago’s city-wide WiFi program: whoops. Can’t find the link. Long story short: the municipal wi-fi program is halted. Thanks Daley.

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