Saturday, 27 August 2016

WiFi hunting

A reblog from November 2012


If you go to the Waitrose supermarket in Hitchin, there is (or was when I visited) a wi-fi network which you can pick up outside the store entrance called 'Ken Dodd's dad's dog's dead'...
Which is a bit strange...

This BBC Magazine article has an interesting link to the way that people name their wifi networks. Sometimes the names are meant to convey a particular message.

There are many intersecting wi-fi networks in most urban areas, and if you open the network settings on your mobile device while walking through an area, or while travelling on a train or in the car, you'll often come across a range of options, often including things like 'Ben's iPhone' etc.
Why not go on a wi-fi hunt and see who can find the most interesting or unusual name ?
Ones that I've found include 'Mother Theresa', 'I like sausages' and 'Ferret fingers'....

What can you find ? Please add any good ones below as a comment, or perhaps your own wi-fi network has an unusual name ?

Bonus points for geographical discoveries...

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