I just read this article on the Unplugged blog that talks about people passively telling their neighbors about a problem by using the name of their WiFi network.  This is the image that accompanies that post:

020310passiveaggressive This is the one about my passive/aggressive boyfriend.

I had a good laugh, and then I took a screenshot of the name of our wireless network’s name that my passive/aggressive boyfriend uses to tell others not to “borrow” our network:

getyourown This is the one about my passive/aggressive boyfriend.

More from the Unplugged Article:

The one thing that most people forget is to simply create a good password to protect their home network. That won’t stop everyone, but it will protect you from most people trying to get at your signal. The other great thing that you can do with your WiFi network is to send some passive aggressive notes to your neighbors, when you just don’t feel comfortable enough raising the issue with a handwritten note or in person.

4 Comments

  1. Scott February 8, 2010 at 8:56 am ·

    I guess this must be something to do with where someone lives; I live in NYC, and I can usually log into no fewer than 5 different wireless networks from my own apartment (all without password protection), but in order to ensure I’m not slogged down by bandwidth-suckers from next door, its a virtual necessity to password protect your own wireless networks here, or your connection would be slooooow. But if I lived in a less densely populated area, that might not ever be seen as a necessity. Good advice, though!
    .-= Scott´s last blog ..Casey Johnson Died of DKA; Could Diabulemia Be To Blame? =-.

  2. Addy February 8, 2010 at 11:45 am ·

    An Almaraz being passive aggressive? Never!

  3. Derek February 8, 2010 at 7:55 pm ·

    Haha! Fantastic. Props too Dan.

  4. Jen February 9, 2010 at 11:06 am ·

    hmmm, must run in the family. ours used to be called “not yours”. ha!

Leave a Reply