Tuesday, January 16, 2007


The subject of wireless security comes up a lot in discussions and it is interesting to see that more networks have security but it is still only about 50%. Here are some wardrives* that I have done over the last couple years from 10/11/05 to 01/16/07

The Green names are open, red are using WEP and Purple are using WPA. You should be using WPA with a long complicated password. If you think that annoying 128bit hex key for WEP is secure I suggest you watch this video

If you want a cool way to view my latest wardrive download this file test.kml and it will open in Google Earth. Another interesting file for you is found here Kismac Google Earth Plugin. This will let you view networks that people have uploaded for your area.

*Just a note, there has been some arrests and legal action regarding wardriving lately. These networks were found with my network card in passive mode so in no way were they accessed by me. It is not illegal to listen.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

And it got worse

Here is an update on the blizzard of 07. The pictures below are taken off of my balcony facing west at about 3pm CST. Current conditions according to environment Canada are:

Observed at: Saskatoon Diefenbaker Int'l Airport 3:00 PM CST Wednesday 10 January 2007
Pressure / Tendency:
100.5 kPa / rising
0 km
Dew Point:
Wind Speed:
ENE 61 km/h gust 78 km/h


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Here are a couple pictures for your enjoyment. The top one was taken this morning at 9am out of my office window. The second one is an older picture I took after a previous snow storm. The difference is amazing.

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Hmmm... Putfile.com seems to have changed the size of their thumbnails. Well you'll have to survive.

We are expecting the blizzard to last for today and tomorrow

I should have stayed home today.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Coleman 237 Empire

Here is a picture of my latest purchase. It is a 237 empire that I bought from a collector in Esterhazy. It looks spectacular.

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Here it is alongside my 236. Don't they look good together?

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I can't remember if I've posted these pictures. I got a new globe for my 200A that will prevent me being blinded while BBQing on the balcony. It is originally from a Winchester Trail Blazer propane lantern.

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I've also got a Coleman stove coming from Regina. It is a 500 Speedmaster. If you look on Terrence Marsh's site it is about half way down. It is a nickle plated version. It doesn't look nearly that good but it will after some time. The only bad side is the generator is worth $30 USD. I only paid $24 for the stove. I'll put some pictures up when I get the stove.