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Auto-Scanning the Names People Choose For Their Wireless APs

March 20th, 2010 03:07 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

MichaelSmith writes “I code on the tram, going to and from work, and I noticed that there are a lot of WiFi access points along the way. So one week I made it my job to write an automatic scanner which runs from a cron job every minute during commuting times. My backup script pushes the new AP names to my web server and you can read it online. It is a mixture of the straightforward, naive and funny, with a few pop culture references along the way. The first column in the file is the number of access points with that name. The second column is the AP name, in brackets to pick up white space.” Why can’t “Dress Me Slowly” and “Domestic Bliss” just share an AP?

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