Meet Veljo Haamer in Manhattan: Although I'm not sweltering back east, and am enjoying odd stormy weather here in Seattle, my Estonian counterpart Veljo Haamer has arranged to come to New York for a week, and I'd like to hook him up. Veljo edits WiFi.ee, a site devoted to the remarkable explosion of Wi-Fi hot spots and networks in that Baltic state.
If you're involved in wireless and would like to meet an interesting and pleasant chap (who I haven't had the pleasure of meeting face to face yet), drop Veljo a line. He's in Manhattan til July 17.
My father's family is all from one town in Lithuania, the next formerly oppressed independent state over, so you could call us near relatives (though my ancestors emigrated from the Fertile Crescent).