Thursday, October 18, 2007

Thanks to the neighbors

Our Internet access is down right now. That big mama is down in our part of town, thanks to a windstorm that has taken out power to much of the Seattle area. Power went out at school 4 minutes after school was dismissed.

We have power at home, just a mile and a half from my school. But what good is it these days if you can't get on the Internet? So I fired up my laptop and found five wireless networks available - one unencrypted. Their ISP is apparently up, and so here I am.

Reading and sending email of the day, going through Bloglines, updating our Netflix queue - all that important stuff.

I know, I know, this is not really smart. I naively believe my laptop is reasonably secure. I'm sure somebody will tell me I'm taking wild chances with critical personal information.

Well, I guess I'm just too trusting, then. Thanks to the neighbors, they're good folk.

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