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2007 05 27

broadcasting SSID is not a crime! (the jury’s still out on skateboarding)

Wi-fi kills babies! (background info)

2004 06 12

geek dating tips

You’re sitting at this coffee table with your laptop, when suddenly you notice this nice woman accross the room, apparently chatting via IM or IRC on her laptop. You want to just get up and start having a conversation with her, but you’re the shy geek type. What can you do?
Leverage your geekdom! Whip up a script to sniff the WiFi network for her IM screenname or IRC nickname, then just instant-message/query her! Somehow, she’ll be surprised and amazed and accept a date with you.

Sounds impossible or just too geeky to be real?
It is not. Kevin Burton often gets first dates that way at his local Wi-Fi-enabled café, and other like-minded geeks just crack the code to romance aswell.

2004 06 09


AirPort Express allows you to “enjoy your iTunes music library in virtually any room of your house”, using WiFi. (via PapaScott)

Cool functionality, but what if somebody drives by and finds a way to fetch all the tunes you’re playing? Could the music lobby sue you for sharing music?
Will tunedriving become the next wardriving?