For the last month, the time I’ve been living in this flat, I’ve been leeching internet off of some kind, unprotected neighbour, Mr. Belkin54g. Yesterday morning I awoke to find that my luck had run out; the preferred network was now password protected. The free ride aboard the Mooch Train was over.
I was probably overzealous with the network the day before. It was a rainy day. I wasn’t heading out on my walking treks so I stayed indoors with little to do. As a result, I download some two and a half gigabytes of content. All of it legitimate: the iPhone SDK, which clocked in at a puzzling 1.25 GB; the iPod 2.0 update and the 2.0.1; several podcasts; quite a few videos from YouTube, Vimeo, and other similar sites; and, of course, many MBs of regular old web browsing. For me it’s a normal, rainy day’s worth of activity and it’s why I had the EXTREME Internet service back home. For Mr. Belkin54g, it might have been a little much.
As it is, I no longer have internet access at home. This will be either a major annoyance or a boon for my productivity. Judging by the half dozen Chess.App games I played yesterday evening, my assumption is the former. We’ll see. But for now, I shall be mostly offline and postings around the web shall be infrequent. Do check my Twitter feed though, since it’d be easy enough to update from the iPod if I were to find any open wifi along my travels and travails.