Friday, April 30, 2010

If you steal my wifi, you will get diarrhea.

I was hoping to get a little knitting done yesterday. After the previous day's re-knitting non-knitting foolishness, I was due, right? Wrong.

I spent a good part of yesterday dealing with the scum-sucking pig who's been stealing our wifi signal, our LOCKED wifi signal. I haven't bothered to see what sites this asshat's been visiting, and I probably won't--the gross-out factor is potentially high, given that this moron wasn't just surfing. S/he was obviously downloading or streaming something HUGE. If it's nasty, I don't want to know. All I know is, I'm pissed.

I had to rename the network, change the password, then tinker with every wifi device we have so those devices could use the network again. It is a monumental pain in the ass, let me tell you, all because somebody decided it was O.K. to use what I pay for, and oh by the way, make it almost unusable for me. I couldn't even get Ravelry to load. That is crossing the line, big-time!

But as with most things like this, I learned a lot. I learned how to protect my network better, and how to find out who is on my network. The next thing I want to learn is how to give any unauthorized people on my network the worst case of diarrhea they will ever have. If it could happen when they're sitting in their brand new car, so much the better. I'm kidding. Sort of.

Check out this video clip of somebody calling in to The Tech Guy to complain that she isn't able to steal her neighbor's wifi signal after a year and a half. If anybody needs a serious case of the runs, it's this idiot.

On to more pleasant things. Knitting Pattern Central listed my Garden Patch Hats and Sandia Crest sock patterns and oh my goodness, they have been downloaded a whole bunch of times! This makes me do the happy dance and I hope people enjoy the patterns as much as I've enjoyed creating them. Come back and visit--I'll make cookies and cosmos.

I'm getting so excited for tomorrow. Here's another hint: Cat Bordhi. If you follow me on Twitter, you'll find out tomorrow. Otherwise, check the blog on Sunday. I'm also trying to figure out what my next RAOK will be. It's all about seeing the opportunity and jumping on it. Can't wait!


  1. Oh yes, this person will be very very sorry they messed with you!! Go get 'em!!! And how do you find out who is on your network? I might like to be able to check that every so often - is it hard?

  2. YIKES. I guess I'm lucky that all my neighbors have their own wi-fi so nobody scams each other. What a pain in the neck. :(

  3. Let's see... you are working on a project with Cat Bordi???

    Yes, it is all about recognizing opportunity and then jump on it.
    All you have to do is recognize it, which in itself is an art, so I have noticed.

    Not too many recognize opps so if you are one that can, you are one step ahead :)


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