New project/new domain, an anonymous email
Maria started working out the plans for a personal projectn(excellent ideas, primary source, social research… can't write aboutnuntil it's formally under way) so I registered the domain on Saturdaynmorning and assembled the beginnings of a nice webpage for it. Today,nafter it propagated, it took all of two minutes to set up <anhref="http://cr.yp.to/djbdns.html”>dns, another five to add thensite to apache and fifteen minutesnfor me to read the FAQnand double check against <anhref="http://www.lifewithqmail.org/lwq.html”>Life with QMailnbefore spending a little less than a minute- including sending testnmessages- setting up the virtualdomain for email. Good tools make thenwork go faster.
Got an anonymous email sent through the <anhref="http://www.nycwireless.net”>nycwireless.net node ownerncontact form the other day from someone in the neighborhood who wasnusing my <anhref="http://localhost/~lonstein/wireless/wireless.html”>publicnwireless access point. I've received many messages along the linesnof "How do I set up my laptop?", "How much do youncharge?", "How can I do this myself?" and (cluelessly)n"I'm in another borough ten miles away, how do I getnaccess?" but this was the first thanking me. Cool.