Simon Bisson (sbisson) wrote,
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Warchalking: the WiBo way of life

Since I switched to using the iBook a lot, I've been using MacStumbler to find myself wireless connections that I can use when on the road. Over the past few days, Boing Boing has been pointing to an interesting site that's working on a definition of Warchalking.

Taking as its root Depression-era hobo signs, warchalking is the art of marking available public (and unsecured, err, no-so public) wireless access points. Just find a sign, decipher it, pull out the WiFi card (or turn on the Airport), and you're online. There's now even a Visio template for printing out stickers or "official" notifiers. All this in less than 3 days...

Visitors to our home will find this sign useful:

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