gregbo (gregbo) wrote,

  • Mood:
I'm sitting here in McCarran (Las Vegas) airport trying out my new Wi-Fi card on their
wireless LAN. It's working great so far. I am excited by this technology and wish I knew
more about it. (The last time I worked on anything wireless was 20 years ago, when it was

A couple of interesting notes: I wasn't able to ssh (although I was able to ping) until
after authenticating myself (using IE). I wonder what other browsers and OSes are
supported. Also, the method of authentication is giving an email address. Since this is a
very weak method of authentication (no password even), it opens up the door for various
types of fraudulent access. I wonder if there is a movement to standardize authentication
mechanisms using keys that are distributed across all the hotspots.

Traveling in busy airports can be very stressful. I always feel rushed going through TSA.
I don't want to hold the line up, but I want to make sure I haven't forgotten anything and
that none of my valuables are damaged. Also, people don't always watch where they're

  • Ciena interview

    I had an onsite interview at Ciena a couple of weeks ago for a Senior Systems Test position. Long story short — I didn't get the job. I think they…

  • ProtonMail test

    I took a test from 7-9am this morning from ProtonMail, a secure email provider based in Geneva, Switzerland, that has an office in SF. The test was…

  • IBM interview

    I had an interview loop yesterday at the IBM Silicon Valley Lab facility with several people from the Cloud Network Services group. Four engineers…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.