bOing bOing scores another. This one’s a keeper.
Some of you may know that private wireless network nodes have a habit of leaking signal out into public spaces. Some companies, like Starbucks, have built rudimentary businesses out of selling public wireless Net access. Other companies just seem to let their bandwidth leak. Bryant Park, just west of the New York Public Library, apparently has a good strong signal from no one knows where.
The trouble with this is finding the wayward signal, short of walking the streets with a live laptop or a signal meter. Matt Jones has a brilliant and simple idea: create a kind of hobo sign language to tell other computer users about access that they’ve found.