I had not heard Morriseys new song "You have Killed Me" until today but I absolutely fell it love with it. It reminds me of the Smiths a lot. I a, hoping the album will follow along in the same style
If you listen closely you can almost hear Johnny Marr in the background. Check it out.
Last weekend I bought a new laser printer for my home office. I wanted something that was fast quiet and affordable. While I have always been an HP fan I decided to try a Brother printer based on the great consumer reviews. One of the things that attracted me to the printer was the built in networking (USB and Ethernet).
The day I set the printer up I cleared my slate assuming that this would be a several hour effort. The printer was very straight forward, removing tape and inserting the toner cartridge. Time spent : 5 minutes. Next I attached it to my Apple Airport Express via the USB cable and went to add the printer in the preferences panel. I opened the interface and the printer was there - I did not need to do anything ! Apples communication protocol called Bonjour (formerly known as Rendezvous) did all the work. I sent a test page over and it printed. I was blown away. Time spent: 5 minutes.
Now I just had to get it to work with my Dell work laptop. The Dell is also on the Airport Express network and works fine but I had no idea how to get the remote printer working. I vaguely remembered reading something about Bonjour being offered for windows. I did a quick Google search and it lead me to the Apple downloads. I got the file, ran the setup and the printer appeared in the Bonjour panel. I downloaded a current print driver for Windows XP and sent a test page to print. Time spent : 5 minutes.
In under 15 minutes I was able to network 3 different hardware manufacturers, 2 different operating systems across 1 wireless network. I would love to see more devices connect like this. This is the kind of integration all companies should strive for.