Monday, August 16, 2010

A luke-warm spot

I recently discovered that I have a 'luke warm' spot on my veranda. That's not a 'hot spot', oh no. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.

I recently got accused of being 'dishonest' because I failed to mention it to a 'friend'. I denied it hotly. What would you do? Truthfulness in commission and omission (although that's the hard one, how am I supposed to know what you think I ought to divulge?) is a virtue I set much store by.

But oh! The irony! I AM dishonest. The same person pointed out to me that the connection I'm using from home allocates different IP addresses to the one I usually use at work, the same network I thought I was picking up from home. So, unbeknowst to me, I have been pinching someone else's Internet connection.

From today, it is beknowst to me, and so I can't use it any more. No pic today, folks. This is someone else's cap, and I'd better stop pinching it until I can find out whose it really is!


  1. Saying you have a lukewarm spot on your veranda sounds like serious sexual innuendo to me. I'll assume I'm correct because I have it on good authority from this blog that you are not to be trusted.

  2. The owner of the internet access you've been sharing must not have it encrypted, or you wouldn't have been able to use it. Dishonest? I'm not so sure. However, I suppose it is best to err on the side of caution. Regardless, it isn't a secure connection.
    Hope you get it sorted out soon!

  3. Here where I live the law says that we are all responsible for protecting our own wireless signals. I have mine set up so it doesn't broadcast opening. You have to know the name of the network to get on it. If it did, and my neighbors were using my internet, then there would be nothing I could do about it other than to turn it off or to encrypted.

    Also, I agree with Grant. When I read that you have a "lukewarm spot" I though this was going to be a dirty post. LOL ;-)

  4. Jay is right, the computer user has the option to set his/her internet settings. To quote Tony Montana in Scarface: " I always tell the truth, even when I lie..."

  5. Thanks folks. Yes, Grant, that blog certainly contains proof positive that I'm not to be trusted!

    Gentlemen, you know me not at all, or you wouldn't associate 'luke-warm' with anything to do with me whatsoever!

    Picture the situation, please: a little cottage in just about the middle of nothing. My neighbor has a mighty strong signal, but there's no way he or she can know that someone else is picking it up - after all, they think they're pretty far from everything too.

    So I'll play nice and resist the temptation of internet from the veranda, at least until I can get permission to use it.