Dear Network Diary…

Well, it's that time of year again where we take a moment to reflect: revisit our achievements, ponder our failures, and reminisce about the wireless networks we connected to. I can't help you with your achievements and failures, but, if you're on a mac, paste this fellow into a terminal window to read your very own "Known Network diary"!

defaults read /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.airport.preferences KnownNetworks | grep 'SSID_STR\|_timeStamp' | awk -F ' = ' '{print $NF}' | sed 's/^"//;s/;$//;s/"$//;s/^\([0-9]\{4\}-..-..\).*/\1/;' | sed 'N;s/\n/%%/' | awk -F '%%' '{print $2 ": " $1}' | sort -r

Optionally, add on a | mate to open it straight up in Textmate.

Ah, yes... There certainly were a few fond memories in there. Here's a select readying of my Dear Network Diary:

trojan.exe: 2010-10-09 - Oh, yes... very amusing James... very amusing indeed...
Cantine_RDC: 2010-10-30 - La Cantine do some fantastic nerd stuff around Paris
plus2intarwebs: 2010-10-01 - Fantastic Aussie web fellows
Agency Rainford: 2010-09-27 - Also fantastic Aussie web fellows
FreeWifi: 2010-12-25
Les Prolongations (Free Wistro): 2010-09-04
pifpof: 2010-12-30
zenexity: 2010-12-31 - Where it's at!
CHEZ_JEAN: 2010-09-21 - Bad coffee, and bad internet. But coffee and internet none the less.
OzoneParis.net : acces libre: 2010-07-21 - The Paris-wide free internet that is only available in about 3 places around Paris.
MCDONALDS: 2010-08-15 - I only ever accessed it from outside the premises... promise!
cafe newtown: 2010-09-27
Koreanair Prestige Lounge: 2010-09-24 - Ohhh... "Prestige"!
Sweet Speedway: 2010-10-08 - Great network name. Whoever you are.

Here's looking forward to accessing many more great wifi networks in 2011!