another droid story for you guys

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by travva, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. travva

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    My stepmother is in the hospital for some minor surgery and she's going to be in for a few days. She's a big time facebolok user and we decided today we would swing by the house and get her laptop and bring it in. I used my droid before this to scan the hospital wifi and saw that it was there, and unsecured; sweet! Anyway, we get the laptop to the hospital and turn it on and i connect to the wifi and think nothing of it, everything seems cool. Wrong.

    Come to find out the hospital blocks social networking sites. This seems pretty god damn ******ed to me, but what do i know? Anyway I figured I could get around it for her, but it was a bit trickier than I though. What I ended up doing was downloading this program called allsurf. I did it from my Droid because i couldn't do it from the hospitals connections. I didn't have my usb cable though. No problem. I'll email it to myself. Hell I can even rename it, in case they have zip files blocked. WRONG. Gmail is blocked. At this point I'm angry. Long story short, I went to the market and typed 'ftp' the first program was swiftp which is an ftp server and is AWESOME. It worked over wifi and saved my butt. I basically fpted from her computer into my droid(!!!!) and downloaded the file, ran it, and she was surfing facebook in no time.


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  2. nader2013

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    What do you mean by ftp?
     
  3. square

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    what do you mean by major fail?
     
  4. AZDroid

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  5. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?
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    What do you mean by ignore it?
     
  6. mihalich

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    nice persistence. the sensation of victory is great when you are able to pull stuff off like that.

    Joe
     
  7. nader2013

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    What exactly did the FTP do?
     
  8. Richdog

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    Hehe awesome, my Milestone is similarly useful to me in situations like that. I love it. :)

    FFS people use and iots of initiative and fire up google or wikipedia, it's not rocket science. :rolleyes:
     
  9. kbayer

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    Thumbs up... score!
     
  10. alostpacket

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    What's a thumbs up do?
     

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