WHILE OUT WALKING down the dark country lane that leads to my family home in the States
, I used my Nokia E90's screen as a torch to maneuver around a soybean field, then aroud the perimeter of a corn field. In Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
, that corn from Pioneer seeds is more than eight feet tall. It's a field situated directly outside the front windows of several homes. For a laugh, I went to the Connectivity mode of my phone, discovered a few wifi nodes, including one called "Jeff's Network." Its strength suggested I could find it inside my house. While walking back towards the home I knew as a high school student, a yellow Lab tried to bark me away from my own driveway. Having none of that, I decided to walk in her driveway. The confused dog then changed tactics, jumped into my driveway and continued barking at me from there, under crescent moon at left. Moments later, a young couple turned on an outside light and I waved, "Are you Jeff?" The dog stopped barking when Jeff answered. "Do you have wifi?" I'd never met Jeff before his dog barked at me but within a few minutes, he gave me his WEP keys, I scratched his dog's belly, and now I'm latching onto his internet connectivity instead of paying for Over-the-air data roaming. I think I'm going to add another wifi node to my home, calling it "Mia's Wifi" and see if that translates into people knocking at our door.
Photo from my Fujifilm S7000 camera under the Lancaster moon.
Post upstreamed across Jeff's Wifi at decent speeds.