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The Air Force Isn’t Watching

For whatever reason, today Feedjit decided I was on Eglin AFB.  So if you see Eglin Afb on your Feedjit widget, it was probably me.  I do live within a few miles of the main field at Eglin, but I’m not on the Base.

8 comments

1 Kryten42 { 08.22.08 at 7:01 am }

Ahhh! Maybe *they* are trying to give you a hint? Getting short on pilots maybe? LOL 😉

You know the saying about ‘desperate times’… 😉

Heh… I’m easily amused sometimes. 😀

I needed a distraction from learning Joomla! 1.5. I think I’m getting too old for all this! *sigh*

Oh well… time for a coffee! 😀

2 Bryan { 08.22.08 at 12:47 pm }

There’s always time for coffee, and even if they institute a draft, one-legged pregnant grandmothers would have a higher selection code than I would.

The problem with learning new languages is you keep thinking how much easier it would be in languages you already know.

3 cookie jill { 08.22.08 at 3:44 pm }

Sometimes I register as Goleta or Lompoc. Go figure.

4 Bryan { 08.22.08 at 8:43 pm }

It must be the location where you actually connect to the backbone of the Internet. Using DSL, I am directly connected to the local telephone switch over wire, and then they group connections and send them out over the fiber network. I would guess the location announced by Feedjit is the point at which you physically connect to the Internet system, and with my vendor it could be anywhere between here and Central Florida.

Embarq does have an Internet node on the Base, but it isn’t normally used for other local traffic.

I assume your provider shifts your connection depending on the load on the system.

5 hipparchia { 08.22.08 at 10:12 pm }

i had one provider that regularly had me showing up on everybody’s sitemeter as being from the local navy base. another provider regularly had me ‘located’ in lady lake, which is 400 miles from here.

6 Bryan { 08.22.08 at 10:21 pm }

Those must be the location of two of it’s nodes. The Grumpy Forester in Oregon keeps getting listed as Alpharette, Georgia.

7 LadyMin { 08.22.08 at 11:23 pm }

I always show up as being in a town about 15 miles north of where I live.

At least they got me in the right state.

8 Bryan { 08.22.08 at 11:37 pm }

Fifteen miles is awfully close to reality. I assume it’s a backtrace on a ping to the originating node, because the IP addresses are registered for one location.