Dear Santa,Please find enclosed a short list of gifts I\u2019d like to find under the tree. I\u2019ve been very good this year, meeting (almost) all my deadlines and trying to be a little less free with the em-dashes than I have been in the past. I understand that you probably can\u2019t give me everything I want, so I\u2019ve rank ordered the list.1. Please get Diebold out of the electronic voting business and into municipal wifi. Imagine if every Diebold ATM came equipped with a public wireless access point! Given the fact that ATMs are so thick in this country that you could practically walk from sea to shining sea without ever being more than ten feet from a cash station,\u00a0we\u2019d have nationwide wifi within a couple years. If Diebold isn\u2019t interested, maybe you can wifi-enable all those lottery terminals to put them to some extra use.2. A revamp of the Patent Office would be nice. Maybe you could just redirect a bit more budget money its way so the Powers That Be can hire a few more employees to help out with a backlog that has it issuing and upholding completely ridiculous patents, often for companies that have never invented anything but new ways to make money for lawyers.3. Help the folks working on GPL 3.0 do it right. What they come up with could have a major impact on how\u2013and whether\u2013many business use open source software. They have a big job ahead of them and could use any assistance you can provide. 4. I\u2019d love a truly converged device that would let me get rid of my laptop, my PDA, and please-for-the-love-of-God my phone\u2013at least for day-to-day use. 5. If you could get one of my stories Slashdotted\u2013though preferably not because I did anything stupid\u2013that would be great. My boss would love to see the extra traffic. Best wishes,Chris PS: Got a wish you\u2019d like to share? Add it to the comments.