Some time ago I ran across the open source application Wikidpad [1] - a kind of structured notepad, only more. Wikidpad gives you a place to store all sorts of information in a wiki-like structure that doesn't require any web server. There are lots of little things for which I could use something list this, but until recently none of these were a good enough reason to load Yet Another Application.

Things have changed.

Part of the planning process for any new computer systems should be to identify its on-going maintenance requirements and the person or group within the organisation that will be responsible this upkeep.

Without this support commitment, even the best system will gradually drift from their original design goals. Configurations rot, data quality degrades and processes get subverted, leading to a system that may still 'work', but fails to meet the business requirements that justified the deployment.

Wireless networks are now common in both domestic and commercial installations. Although wireless networking offers benefits such as portability and connection simplicity, the rich selection of security options can present a challenge for the average user, leading to insecure networks and potential data loss.

In practice picking WPA2/AES and a strong network password is probably the best you can do.