A little “hack” for travelling with no wireless

When you are travelling with a smart phone: Use hotel WiFi to look up directions on your smart phones map application (ie Google Maps). After you have found a route, use your smart phones screenshot function to take pictures of the route. Now, when you are out walking around, you don’t need to worry about wireless or Internet access, just look at your picture gallery to get where you’re going.

Bogons?

The other day, while wandering through dhcpd logs, I spied a message similar this one.
hostname arpwatch: bogon x.x.x.x 0:0:0:0:0:0
Bogons? What the heck is this about? A little Google-fu popped this post up from a OpenBSD mailing list: http://www.monkey.org/openbsd/archive/ports/0012/msg00098.html

Along with pointing out this was just a message about an invalid IP address, it stated “Others have already pointed out that ‘bogon’ means a particle of bogosity.”

Bogosity, eh? A little more Google I found this in the beloved Hacker’s Jargon File: http://www.catb.org/jargon/html/B/bogon.html

Which, of course, got me thinking about Vogons and how it’s probably been too long since I last read the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Now, what was I doing, again?