Wi-Fi or Internet access

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  1. Paula

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    Thanks, I read The Way We Were. Great book. I'll pick up the other when I'm in the area. It's a great way to learn about the area.
     
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    I wanted to re-hash this thread from March. I am going to be spending a week in Seaside starting this Saturday, and I want to be able to post my travel pictures daily in my photo blog.

    Other than the center stage area at Seaside, are there any other wi-fi hotspots? Anyone on Savannah Street have a wireless connection they would like to share? :) If I have to go to the the stage area everyday to post, I will. I know my wife likes to go drink wine at that wine place near there that I forget the name of.

    Basically, I just wanted to see if there is anything new in the last few months.

    Phil

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  3. Kurt Lischka

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    I still have my Nikon FM. At the time I bought it used, the FE was like a Cadillac compared to it. :lol:
     
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    I just bought the FE on eBay and it should be here today or tomorrow. I can't wait! I like digital and everything, but there is nothing like a "real camera" ;-)
     
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    Just be careful. You might want to visit http://www.wi-fi.org/OpenSection/secure.asp and read about security in public places.

    Also, no wardriving! I heard that someone in Florida got charged with a felony for using someone else's private wireless network, although I never saw the details in the newspaper. Ironically a police officer in our town routinely parks near the local college and fires up his laptop to use its wireless network.
     
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    Yeah, I read about that wardriving arrest while I was searching for wi-fi hotspots in Florida. I wouldn't use someone's private network without permission. That's not cool. Now if it's a public network like a library or something...
     
  8. Camp Creek Kid

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    The new Shades restaurant at the eastern end of 30A has free wireless access.
     
  9. Seasider

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    Sundog Books in Seaside has an open hotspot that works well sitting at a table on the front porch, or if it is too hot, they have a comfortable computer/reading lounge upstairs. I used it last weekend. There were several laptops going and the signal was just fine.
     
  10. newyorker

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    Somehow, the idea of dragging my laptop around is not really appealing. (yes, yes, I agree, we should come down and relax. But I don't totally relax unless I check my email once a day--and lately things at my college (I'm a dean at an excellent NY liberal arts college) have been tumultuous. So I check--I'm reassured, they're reassured, then all is good).
    I love Sundog Books--and indeed, I buy LOTs of books when I come (this independent bookstore is yet one more reason we come all this way--I love being able to have them help me find great summer reading). But I don't want to drag my laptop around looking for signals. I'm staying at a condo in Seagrove--Palms--is there still a good dialup service? (last year some enterprising soul had something--I still have the icon on my laptop. ) We'll be in Seagrove on Sat. yes, I know its "so old". thanks.
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    What are the best yearly rates for wireless that anyone has found in the area? I'm considering wireless. Thanks.
     
  14. Smiling JOe

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    Through MediaCom, my bill for expanded basic + cable internet is around $60/mo. I seem to remember the cable internet costs being about $40 of the total $60. If you do not own a cable modem, the MediaCom will lease one to you for about $5 per month. The only additional cost for wireless is about $50-$75 for your router and maybe another $45 if you have to buy a wireless card for your PC or laptop.
     
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    As far as I know the link above is the only available.
     
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    Just a sidenote, but after Hurricane Dennis, I went to web30.com to see what info it had on the storm. If I remember correctly, there were about 6 entries related to the Storm, as opposed to hundreds of entries on SoWal.com.
     
  17. Santa Rosa Pete

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    You're probably talking about Fermentations which was in the Central Square area of Seaside (north end of the Holl Building). Alas, Edd (yes, two "D"s) Fleckenstein and his team shuttered doors a few months back. Seems as if the landlords (Robert & Daryl Davis) felt as if an overpriced flower/gift shop would generate higher revenues and didn't renew the lease. Losing Fermentations was akin to having "Cheers" close up -- lots of crazy characters who suddenly needed to find a new bar stool somewhere to share stories and create memories. We lost a a key thread or two from the 30-A fabric when Fermentations poured its last glass of Cambria Chardonnay.
     
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    There was a WiFi flyer in my condo at High Pointe. I don't have a laptop with that kind of hookup but good to know it's there.
     
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    Sorry to hear about Fermentations. That was the place my wife LOVED. I'm not a wine drinker myself, but it was a cool place. Sad to hear it won't be there on our trip this year.

    So, you can take your laptop into Sundog Books and hit the web? That is awesome. Thanks everybody!
     
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    hey, my daughter is looking at colleges and would love to go to NY, She has a 4.0 going into her junior year at a college prep school here in Atlanta, would like for her to go to a nice place ...

    Beach Java was wonderful, we make to trips down there from Seagrove during last weeks vacation. I just love that place! jen in ga
     

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