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So my internet is sometimes kind of wonky. It has something to do with the router, apparently? Either way, the result is that, fairly often, I will click on the little Airport icon in my taskbar to fiddle with the network and see wtf is up, and as such I see all the names of the other accessible networks of my neighbors. Since the Airport only picks up some of the networks some of the time, I don't always see the same ones.

Most everyone around here is very tech-savvy. There's only one network that isn't password protected, and it's a complete PoS and it probably the network for the office building across the street, and another network's password is, I've found out, "tubes". Most of them have good names. We're "Apartment of Doom 3.0", even though at this point it should be 4.0, we just never bothered to change it. There are some about which I am quite curious. "jamiswireless" and "voldy" sound intriguing, and "stop_bush" is probably a network for someone with some delightful political views. I want to know who runs "The Virus" and who runs "The Wifi Next Door", I hope that they are h4xx0r enemies of one another.

Tonight a network popped up on the list that I've never seen before.

"Bring beer to 608 for password"

I really, REALLY want to take the elevator to the 6th floor, and knock on 608. We're in 208, they're our vertical neighbors! Or something. Who are they? Will they accept any sort of beer? Why would they name their network that? Are they giant nerds, or party freaks with whom I would not get along? 608, I believe, is a penthouse. Are they fabulous rich people? Oh, so damn many questions. And I'm sure I'll never get up the gumption to do it.

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rax
Sep. 19th, 2009 01:17 pm (UTC)
Oh my God you totally need to bring them beer. Otherwise you won't finish the adventure!

> GIVE BEER TO NEIGHBOR

The neighbor's wry smile fades as it looks at the beer. "You're serious, aren't you," it says, and takes the beer. "I'm very sorry. The password... is assbarn."

> SAY ASSBARN

"Got it in one."

> GO DOWNSTAIRS

You are back in your apartment. The pungent stench of mildew emanates from the wet dungeon walls.

> OPEN LAPTOP

Your randomized background currently depicts characters from iCarly.

> JOIN WIRELESS NETWORK

This network requires a password.

> TYPE ASSBARN

You have successfully joined the network.

> OPEN FIREFOX

Your browser attempts to connect to google.com. Instead, you find yourself being redirected to a page that says "SKYPE ASSBARN8675309."

> OPEN SKYPE

...

mizufae
Sep. 19th, 2009 01:42 pm (UTC)
shut your face, my apartment smells like the fresh vegetable soup i made today from scratch. harrumph. (and my desktop is a render of some crystals; i cant have characters from icarly on my desktop, they judge me when i read porn.)
rax
Sep. 19th, 2009 02:57 pm (UTC)
I can see how the judging could be an issue :)
caety
Sep. 19th, 2009 04:59 pm (UTC)
Your neighbors have for more entertaining networks than our do. One of ours has their address as their network name, another has a random string of letters something along the lines of hapzendg which I'm sure holds significance for them but the meaning alludes me, another has John and Lisa which I'm assuming are their names, and the last, quite brilliantly, is "internet." These white, upper middle class, suburban families are quite creative in the naming department, as you can tell.

I would bring their beer, but take a buddy to the door. They could be awesome but could also be creepy.
katnap414
Sep. 19th, 2009 05:24 pm (UTC)
lmao the people in 608 seem like my kind of people!! We have actually named our network forgy, which I think is quite subtle and clever (since we have four people in our house), so I guess we were sort of creative as well, and I'm sure our neighbors appreciate our thoughtful network name.

It sounds like you have a Mac too! Yay for fellow Mac people.
ashisfriendly
Sep. 19th, 2009 06:14 pm (UTC)
DO IT.
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