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No sir, I am a meat popsicle
After I had to walk away from my lease-to-buy home and stay with my father, I've had to scrounge the internet where I could. Even now, I don't have any control over what service comes into this house, as its about to be sold soon (or so I'm told). So while I'm in this limbo on my dead parents farm, our tenant in the next door house has traded my lawn cutting service for her FIOS WiFi.
At first I used an ancient laptop at a standing desk I threw together in her unheated, detached garage. It wasn't pleasant in the wintertime, and the mosquitos in the summer were just awful. Sometimes I'd leave it plugged in and DL movies, while I hoed the garden or played games on a single core computer I made in 2009... then the computer went bust in 2011. Then the laptop's monitor went to hell soon afterwards. I tried hooking up a heavy ass tube monitor to the laptop next door, but it was getting regoddamndiculous.
After many, many hours of trying, I managed to get the signal from next door, using tinfoil to reflect the sub-watt radio waves, onto the laptop's antenna. Using this system for the past 3 years has been hell. I had to cut a 'hole' in a tree that sits between my window and the house next door for this to even work. Trying to connect through walls and windows over 300 feet/100 meters away, is not an easy thing.
This parablic antenna is fucking huge, over 3 feet wide. I had already bought an expensive wifi dongle, but still had to use the tinfoil method to connect. Too many times, it just wouldn't. So instead of buying a wifi card, section of cable and an adapter to use the dish properly, I removed the antennas capture cone, and positioned the wifi dongle in its place.
I can finally have a solid internet connection, and not worry about having my window open or sneezing anymore :)
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