It’s been an interesting few weeks for me. As I noted a few posts ago, I’ve been using my Droid (and Wigle.net‘s Android tools) to do a little war-biking. As of this evening, I’ve found over 5,000 new access points around my travelling routes (see the map above). And it has been a heck of lot of fun.
I’ve done more pedaling in the last month than I’ve done in the previous year. And with the various pieces of tech I’m playing with, I can really see where I’ve been. Anyone watching my blog can tell when I’ve ridden a new route. And I can tell the difference in my attitude and my energy levels. Of course, I’ve also found that I’m having more 2PM bouts of drowsiness. Too bad I can’t exploit caffeine any longer.
I’ll provide a final tally for the month in a few days. But between now and then, please know that I am having fun mapping WiFi access points in Johnson County, Kansas. I won’t catch up with Google’s “StreetView” numbers, but I am within striking distance of Noah. Of course, when he did most of his war-driving, he was in a car delivering pizza – and every AP he ran across was new. In my case, I am only picking up the new radios that have not been previously loaded into Wigle.net’s database. But I am determined to best you, Mr. Dunker!