Galen Wolffit (wolffit) wrote,
Galen Wolffit

Because I can!

Today's phrase is "Because I can."

I'm currently sitting in the back seat of my older brother's Xterra, going about 70mph on the New Jersey Turnpike on our way home from NYC.

I'm writing this entry from my laptop. My laptop is connected via Bluetooth to my cell phone, which is providing a reasonable if slow network connection to the Internet. The catch? Verizon disabled this feature on the phones they sell. While we were sitting in NYC traffic waiting to go through the Holland Tunnel, I was able to find, download, and install a 3rd party hack that re-enables the dialup networking feature on the phone. My laptop and phone recognized each other and connected immediately. The laptop properly identified the dialup networking profile on the phone. The hack page correctly described how to configure Windows to use the bluetooth 'modem'. Everything worked, perfectly, the first time around. And I'm on the Internet, from the back seat of a car on the New Jersey Turnpike... because I can.

And that's today's phrase.

DSLReports tests my connection at 103kbps down, 87kbps up. That's almost twice as fast as normal dialup.

We just passed through the Baltimore Harbor tunnel... And my connection didn't even stall.
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