I used to think that Feng Shui was nothing more than New Age mystical bovine fecal matter, until just last night. As a Christian, and as I study the Bible more, I find that there is evidence for many of the events and systems that we find in the world, hence the Bible's warnings to stay away from magic, sorcery, divination, etc. Why warn if there's no such thing to warn against? I know that Feng Shui has to do with arranging your rooms so that energy can flow through. It does sound like bunk, but I have noticed something that makes me wonder.
Like many other homes, ours has a wireless router. My wife keeps a laptop back in the family room of our house so that she can surf the internet, pay bills, and still watch the kids. Call me a bad father, but I'm not letting my laptop anywhere near my two boys right now, especially since our toddler is implicated in three laptops having been broken or disabled.
My wife has a lot of trouble getting a wireless signal. She sits on the couch, right at where I always thought the range of the router to be. The router is at my computer desk on the other end of the house. It's an older Belkin 802.11b spec router. I'm hoping to get a new Belkin Pre-N, but I believe that the 802.11n spec just got approved so maybe I should wait for N routers to come out. I had noticed that my Pocket PC, which is also a b spec, can pick up a signal on the other end of our family room which should technically be further from the router and also behind a wall. Last night my wife was having problems with her laptop again because the power cord was damaged along with the hard drive and the service department didn't fix the power cord very well. It's now totally broken. I was in the middle of setting up an old laptop for my wife to use in the meantime, and I was sitting farther away. I realized that I had a better signal. When I got her email and Quicken files put on it, I gave it to her and sure enough, the signal went away. I took it back to the other side of the room and it worked again. Either there really is something to Feng Shui or my wife is a wi-fi black hole. Don't tell her I said that. She doesn't read my blog.