How about that, the power came back on five minutes after I said it wasn't looking good for it coming back up any time soon! My hat's off to Entergy's fine line workers! I have to give them credit, the guys working the lines around here seem to be pretty good. I wouldn't want to be working up a power pole with rain and lightning crashing around even if it was cool outside.
I'm now on our security enabled home wireless network. Within range of the new laptop (not the old one; the new one has a better wireless card) are five wifi networks. Only ours and one other are secure. Of the remaining three, two had default names, suggesting that the people running them have no idea how their network functions.
Just in case the owners of the AmberMobleyNetwork stumble across this blog entry, you really ought to encrypt your network!
(P.S. we didn't piggyback on that network; we "borrowed" one labelled Wireless. Good thing for them all I did was write up a blog entry and check Weather.com while the power was out. It's not the first cracker that's used someone else's unsecure network to download child porn, or large downloads, or to break into sites.)
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