Leader of Birmingham.pm [pm.org] and a CPAN author [cpan.org]. Co-organised YAPC::Europe in 2006 and the 2009 QA Hackathon, responsible for the YAPC Conference Surveys [yapc-surveys.org] and the QA Hackathon [qa-hackathon.org] websites. Also the current caretaker for the CPAN Testers websites and data stores.
If you really want to find out more, buy me a Guinness
I have been trying to sort out the wireless on the laptop for some time, over a year in fact. I bought an Access Point and 'g' rated PCMCIA card, but unfortunately, it didn't work under Linux. I then bought a second hand 'b' rated PCMCIA card, which also didn't work, due to it having a Prism 2.5 chipset, which wasn't supported in the current kernel. I downloaded a 2.6 kernel and the source drivers from the prism website and completely fail on several attempts to get it working. With my new 2.6.8 kernel all the drivers are precompiled. Stick the 'b' rated card in, and it works flawlessly. I haven't tried the 'g' rated card yet, but then I need to find where I've hidden it first
At least it means I don't have to go and buy another wireless card.