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Surfing for freeeeee!!!
Sun, Jan 02 2005 @ 13:31   //   Category: The Web   //   4 comments

(warning - geek entry!!!!!)

OMG I've just had the coolest experience ever!!!! =))
Well a bit scary but also cool, esp. once I found out what it was all about.

Yeah so as you will know if you've read the previous entry, I have rebuilt my Mikey. He doesn't work that well, but he does for bits at a time, so I hooked him up to the LAN. And then decided to install the control panel of our wireless router on him to try and get that damn encryption working again, cuz is a bit worrying without.

And while I was then changing the encryption settings on Tommy, I saw that he detected another WLAN called "Square Mile" (reception was pretty weak but I could still use it to connect). I thought ":o WTF!? how cool!!! :))" but also ":o how fucking scary :-s" cuz if I can access theirs perhaps they can access ours too (unencrypted since I can't get it working...) . Tho "Square Mile" sounded like one pretty big and powerful WLAN so maybe I need not be worried...

Anyway, I did some research of course and found this: UK Marinas to be served with wireless broadband Internet access by Square Mile International. [...] provision of public WLAN services to boat owners initially across the length and breadth of the UK and expanding internationally through 2003. :o :)) So if we hang our laptops out the window we can surf for freeeeee!!! Aaand I also assume it means I can go to the beach & go online!!! :D =)) Which of course I will have to try asap!!!! :P Why did no one tell me this!? :)) :D

Now I don't want to move anymore. :|

People say...

We have Squaremile down here too for the marina... although i'm pretty sure you have to pay for it lol

Posted by: Mark on Sun January 2, 2005 at 18:36

Oh. Maybe it was a temporary glitch then. (which would explain why I'd never picked it up before)

Posted by: Clarissa on Sun January 2, 2005 at 19:14

Still - it was pretty cool!

Posted by: Vega on Sun January 2, 2005 at 23:23


Posted by: Clarissa on Sun January 2, 2005 at 23:30