I finally bought myself a wireless access point so I can surf from my portable in the garden. Of course, it’s now freezing outside so I won’t want to, but the principle is good. This means I no longer have to rely on the open access point so kindly provided by one of my neighbours.
People really should take more care with wireless networks. There are four wireless networks I can see from my house; two of them are open. If that’s in any way representative of wireless security as a whole, then it’s in a pretty sorry state.