The ultimate DIY hot-wired home

Jonathan Oxer's entire domestic life is a proof of concept of software-controllable electronic gadgetry, from the Ethernet-enabled, Second Life-compatible mailbox to the RFID chip in his arm.

Australian Jonathan Oxer is a techie by trade, but he doesn't leave that side of himself at the office. In fact, he's turned his entire domestic life into a proof of concept of software-controllable electronic gadgetry, from his home's Ethernet-enabled, Second Life-compatible mailbox to the RFID chip in his arm.

Read the story, and the accompanying Q&A with Oxer, in Computerworld Australia: "Ohm Sweet Ohm: Outgoing Linux Australia president's hot-wired home"

About the author

Jonathan Skillings is managing editor of CNET News, based in the Boston bureau. He's been with CNET since 2000, after a decade in tech journalism at the IDG News Service, PC Week, and an AS/400 magazine. He's also been a soldier and a schoolteacher, and will always be a die-hard fan of jazz, the brassier the better.

 

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