brew nerds 2.0 rollout delay

the opening of the brew nerds new downtown coffee emporium has been delayed, due to our tireless effort to be in full compliance with local statutes and regulations.

this, of course, means that i will have to recalculate my mathematical growth model from this post, but that should only take a couple of minutes.

i'm sorry for any inconveniences this may have caused my devoted minions. stay tuned for further details...


Recently I've taken to a new hobby: wardriving.

For the uninitiated, wardriving involves coupling your laptop with a
GPS device and driving around to catalog the various access points
that are viewable.

Some darker-than-white-hat hackers take wardriving to the next level
and piggyback onto open wireless networks that are available. My
interest lies solely in collecting information about the security of
the available networks. Of the 613 wireless networks I have found in
the past 3 days, 38% are using WEP encryption, 20% are using WPA/WPA2
encryption and 42% are using no encryption.

My setup of choice is the following:
-15" Intel Core2 Duo MacBook Pro
-Kismac Trunk r273
-Hawking Technology USB Wireless G Adapter (HWUG1A)
-Hawking outdoor 9dBi gain omnidirectional antenna (HAO9SIP)

Kismac will export a Google Earth KML file that will allow you to view
your previous wardriving adventures. It is quite interesting how many
people don't care about security these days.

Of course all of my blog readers have fully secured enterprise level
WPA2 talking to a RADIUS server with two-factor authentication.

Am I right or am I right?




Lego death star

Where was this when was a young nerdling? Needless to say, I will order one from my summer 2008 lego catalog, immediately...