In wardriving for the last week and a half: 4536 total networks seen, 434 new to WiGLE with GPS.
Kudos to the PLD Rescue CD that helped me recover a non-booting Debian server easy (saturday morning, half an hour before the network at our booth at the computer fair had to work!).
I finally got around to building a script around the archives I kept of webcam.idefix.net when it was still at my previous house. Now you can see the view from any date that was archived (there is a small hole in the archive) at the Webcam Beneluxlaan Utrecht archive.
2005-11-25 HCC dagen 2005 webcam
HCC dagen 2005 (yes, it's that time of year again). As always, the HCC dagen PCgg webcam is online (link removed as it is now back offline).
From the it might be obvious, but we'll spell it out for you anyway department: the Disclaimer for Nelson Rocks Preserve. More nature areas should have a sign like this.
This weekend I got around to watching the first bits of the BBS documentary (see, it only took 4 months to find time for it). Lots of wonderful stuff to remember from the past, such as getting to the point of buying a faster modem (from 2400 to 14k4! the enormous speed!). As the dvdset itself recommends not watching all of it at once, I'm taking my time and using the memory function of the dvd player. And in the normal wardriving results news: Friday and Saturday: 1872 networks seen, 319 new to WiGLE with gps. Current ranking: 10266 discovered networks with GPS (66th), 3093 networks this month with GPS (18th, there are a lot of very active people at wigle)
Some evenings in Amsterdam this week, a day off from work so I did some purpose warbiking and a trainride to 'previously uncharted territories' gave some remarkable wardriving results: 4183 networks seen, 1251 new to WiGLE with GPS coordinates. New Rikaline rs232 cable still working without a flaw.
Good results from the new cable, and a bit of extra detours today: 1232 networks seen, 437 new to WiGLE.
Finally, the RS-232 cable for the GPS unit arrived Friday. Good, because the usb driver started extra weird behaviour: complete hangs of serial-over-usb communication needing a reboot. I visited a 'new' part of Utrecht a few times last week and visited the center of the city, giving me a load of new networks (older houses which are expensive to buy seem to have a load of wireless networks). Total results Tue-Fri: 2457 networks seen, 501 new with GPS, according to (you guessed it right!) WiGLE. Wardrivemap.nl for Utrecht starts to look different too, with over 10000 networks.
I recorded a bit of audio for Chub Creek which got used in Chub Creek episode 33. Check for the Dutch language lesson. Including my very own theme song.
In wardriving, bike trips through parts of the city have a much higher yield than driving long distances by car. Results at WiGLE for Friday and Monday: 1571 networks seen, 384 new with GPS location.
Good article in Wired: The Cover-Up Is the Crime, about the rootkit installed by a Sony audio CD with copy protection. Sony tries to focus on the file hiding bit with making fixes available, but as Wired (and others) write: Sony is breaking into your computer, tresspassing. Also a good comment in Freedom to Tinker, and seen in The Register: Removing Sony's CD 'rootkit' kills Windows.
Mention a certain script often enough and it will have to strike. It works! Results for 2 and 3 November: 1317 networks seen, 124 new to WiGLE, all logged with GPS location.
No detour this morning, still 10 networks new (all with GPS) to WiGLE, 185 networks in total. Wireless networks keep popping up. With the start of a new month, this led to an interesting screenshot of the WiGLE monthstats, where I am 'ahead' of the normal numbers 1 and 2 at WiGLE. This lasted about 10 minutes ;) This evening I took a detour through previously 'uncharted' bits of downtown Utrecht, 174 new networks with GPS, 175 new total, 630 networks seen. The scripts still watch the gps software for any sign of hickups, but still haven't had to strike yet.