With 802.11b (and a and g and whatever) broadband wireless networks popping up everywhere, and their reach being anywhere between 150 and 300 feet, there are lots of people who want to saunter onto your sidewalk and jump onto your network for a free ride. Rather than running around looking for a convenient place every time to do this punking, the art of warchalking takes the form of the old hobo sidewalk markings that would tell drifters where to find food, shelter, or where unfriendly locals might reside.
Warchalking marks the spot on the sidewalk or building wall where you can find an open wireless node to glom on to - but be aware that only Covad allows this to happen. Other broadband providers frown on it - after all, you're violating the spirit of their contract with the homeowner on whose bandwidth you're surfing.
Get the whole skinny at http://www.blackbeltjones.com/warchalking/.
Was this helpful? Buy David a Starbucks® Mocha via PayPal!
David loves his Starbucks® mocha. Skim, no whip, please. To easily and painlessly send David a selection from Starbucks® and paying via PayPal, just click on the button below your choice:
Listeners who have bought David a Starbucks® Mocha:Chuck Craig Becky Bob Chris Dana Dean Gary Heidi Jen Jim Faucett (link?) Kevin Leo Lili Linda Michael Randy Ray Scott Sophie Sophie (II) Warren (link?)
Digg This! article or tag it at del.icio.us
Link to this article from your own website
Just copy this HTML code block. Then, paste it into your own code:
Up To The Minute Bargains
If you need help
You can always call in to the show at the number listed above, or send David an email using the link above.
To repeat: You can always call in to the show at the number listed above, or send David email using the link above.