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The most unusual place I have logged into Perl Monks from is:

by McDarren (Abbot)
on Sep 30, 2006 at 09:31 UTC ( #575649=poll: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on The most unusual place I have logged into Perl Monks from is:

my home
[bar] 64/17%
my home, whilst taking a bath
[bar] 6/2%
somebody else's home
[bar] 43/11%
somebody else's home, whilst taking a bath
[bar] 8/2%
my office/school/university
[bar] 76/20%
my office/school/university, whilst taking a bath
[bar] 6/2%
my car, whilst driving
[bar] 12/3%
a train
[bar] 6/2%
a bus
[bar] 2/1%
a boat/ship
[bar] 10/3%
an aeroplane
[bar] 5/1%
StarBucks™
[bar] 8/2%
a SpaceShuttle
[bar] 18/5%
a public washroom
[bar] 7/2%
a private washroom
[bar] 27/7%
all of the above
[bar] 15/4%
somewhere else...
[bar] 65/17%
378 total votes
Comment on The most unusual place I have logged into Perl Monks from is:
Re: The most unusual place I have logged into Perl Monks from is:
by prasadbabu (Prior) on Sep 30, 2006 at 09:42 UTC

    Somewhere else: Looks for Internet Center :-)

    Apart from office, when i go to internet center, first i log in to Perl Monks.

    Prasad

      My somewhere else is a secluded cubby hole inside a tiny grove of trees nestled between a fraternity house and the university building where I work. You are surrounded by hundreds of people but you can't see them and you can barely hear them.

      I love WiFi.

Re: The most unusual place I have logged into Perl Monks from is:
by McDarren (Abbot) on Sep 30, 2006 at 10:03 UTC
    heh, I was hoping this poll would get used. Gives me the opportunity to brag about having logged into Perl Monks from 38,000', whilst on a SIA flight from Tokyo to Singapore earlier this year.

    First time I've used the net on a plane, and I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the connection. The only real challenges were elbow room, and hitting the wrong keys during turbulence :)

      The only real challenges were elbow room, and hitting the wrong keys during turbulence

      And what about the price? ;-)

        From memory, I think it was around US$20 for the duration of the flight. It was a 6 hour flight, so that wasn't too bad :)

        Only problem with that was - the battery on my ThinkPad only lasts 3 hours tops :(

Re: The most unusual place I have logged into Perl Monks from is:
by zentara (Archbishop) on Sep 30, 2006 at 11:38 UTC
    Planet Zipwon, the last WIFI point before entering the great Void.

    I'm not really a human, but I play one on earth. Cogito ergo sum a bum
      *slaps forehead*

      duh! How could I possibly have missed that one as an option :p

Re: The most unusual place I have logged into Perl Monks from is:
by herveus (Parson) on Sep 30, 2006 at 12:46 UTC
    Howdy!

    Someplace else...sitting in a tent, and I don't mean "circus".

    yours,
    Michael
Re: The most unusual place I have logged into Perl Monks from is:
by greenFox (Vicar) on Sep 30, 2006 at 14:00 UTC

    A hotel room on the gold caost... In my defence I had been out on the beach already, had had breakfast and my friends *still* weren't out of bed, in their defence it wasn't 8am yet *grin*

    --
    Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought. -Basho

Re: The most unusual place I have logged into Perl Monks from is:
by margulies (Friar) on Sep 30, 2006 at 16:41 UTC
    Whenever I see a computer! Home, work, school.... I'm addicted!
Re: The most unusual place I have logged into Perl Monks from is:
by kudra (Vicar) on Sep 30, 2006 at 17:54 UTC
    I had to pick the friend's bathtub option, although in truth I can't remember if I checked Perlmonks as well, or just my email.

    But that's nothing, compared to typing with a toothbrush while taking a shower...which I have only heard of, but never witnessed.

      Where can I get a waterproof computer? I hope you disabled the WiFi camera.
        Where can I get a waterproof computer?

        Make your own!

        First you start with some balsa wood & silicone gel ...



        Wait! This isn't a Parachute, this is a Backpack!
Re: The most unusual place I have logged into Perl Monks from is:
by Koosemose (Pilgrim) on Sep 30, 2006 at 20:09 UTC

    Home, but that's plenty weird enough.

    Just Another Perl Alchemist
Re: The most unusual place I have logged into Perl Monks from is:
by samizdat (Vicar) on Sep 30, 2006 at 21:07 UTC
    ... an embedded PicoBSD computer... with lynx. Really. What a pain, but I did it. :)))

    Don Wilde
    "There's more than one level to any answer."
Re: The most unusual place I have logged into Perl Monks from is:
by PerlBear (Hermit) on Sep 30, 2006 at 23:26 UTC
    somewhere else.... from a starship.... aft science station ... on the bridge of The Enterprise NCC-1701-E ...
    while on a return visit to Earth, Starfleet Command
Re: The most unusual place I have logged into Perl Monks from is:
by gam3 (Curate) on Oct 01, 2006 at 04:22 UTC
    My car whilst taking a bath.
    -- gam3
    A picture is worth a thousand words, but takes 200K.

      ++. I've seen limos with bath-tubs (or tiny swimming pools - not quite sure). It could happen that someone checks into PM from one of those. Knowing us, it probably *will* happen.

Re: The most unusual place I have logged into Perl Monks from is:
by zshzn (Hermit) on Oct 01, 2006 at 06:26 UTC
    Home is where the heart is.
Re: The most unusual place I have logged into Perl Monks from is:
by AJRod (Scribe) on Oct 01, 2006 at 14:23 UTC
    In an international airport whilst waiting for connecting flight. Internet was free.
      Free Net? Which airport is that? I wanna go there!

        I wrote that in 2006? Strange. Ferihegy (Budapest airport) has free wifi, at least on some parts of terminal 2, and I think it might have been like that even in 2006. When was terminal 2 reopened?

Re: The most unusual place I have logged into Perl Monks from is:
by mikeock (Hermit) on Oct 01, 2006 at 19:59 UTC
    On whatever network is unsecured in my neighborhood!
    Got a few small coffee shops that all have wi-fi that is totally unsecured!
    My sig Sucks!
Re: The most unusual place I have logged into Perl Monks from is:
by dws (Chancellor) on Oct 02, 2006 at 04:39 UTC
    An exhibit in TomorrowLand at Disneyland, before they figured out how to lock things down.
Re: The most unusual place I have logged into Perl Monks from is:
by tye (Cardinal) on Oct 02, 2006 at 05:58 UTC

    Gee, and all of those times I even pointed out that I was chatting from the hot tub (zip-lock bags++)... Not that I think that's the most unusual place I've connected to PerlMonks from... Doctor's exam room? Tent? (tilly even dropped by and blew up my bed) Rodeo? Oh well, I guess I now have one more reason to take a hot-air balloon ride.

    - tye        

Re: The most unusual place I have logged into Perl Monks from is:
by arkturuz (Curate) on Oct 02, 2006 at 07:43 UTC
    This summer I logged into PM.org from a used book store/ineternet caffe (in a city 500km from my hometown) where if you buy a book you get half an hour free surfing. I bought three books and was happily surfing for one and a half hour for free :-)
Re: The most unusual place I have logged into Perl Monks from is:
by tbone1 (Monsignor) on Oct 02, 2006 at 12:35 UTC
Re: The most unusual place I have logged into Perl Monks from is:
by woolfy (Hermit) on Oct 02, 2006 at 14:11 UTC
    Not all the above. Too bad, I really would like to have been on a Space Shuttle. But...
    • I have logged in while taking a bath, both in my own home and in another home.
    • Train, boat, car (yep, while driving, once)
    • Home, another home, at the office
    • In a very nice pub in Cambridge (not StarBucks, but hey, free wifi!), while watching the telly, England beating Andorra in a soccer match.
    • Can't remember about a washroom, so I guess not.
    • Too old for school (well, at 43 I could teach, and yes I know, at 43, I could follow a course).
    • My university! Yep. The Amsterdam Perl Mongers organized the Third Dutch Perl Workshop in the main building of my "old" university in Delft. Even though it was 20 years ago that I was a student, it still felt "mine".
    • Somewhere else... yep, plenty. In a park. And in our backyard, on the terrace, in the garage. Visiting the neighbours, using our own wifi-network. In the building of the Birmingham City Symphony Orchestra during YAPC::Europe::2006 (I've seen other Perl Monks there who did the same).

    Most unusual place... the boat. The high-speed trimaran ferry from Hoek van Holland (The Netherlands) to Harwich (United Kingdom), and back. Wonderful to read nodes while speeding the North Sea, taking over immense cargo ships, and once in a big storm.

    I hope to be able one day to log in while taking off in a rocket to outer space. Shuttle, SpaceshipOne or whatever. Gotta get rich first... but how... once upon a time we have a Wendy in space. Wendy keeps on dreaming.

Re: The most unusual place I have logged into Perl Monks from is:
by swampyankee (Parson) on Oct 02, 2006 at 21:55 UTC

    While bathing?

    I'm sorry, but electrical equipment and water is not the best of combinations; I would think one would want to avoid using a computer while (I'm from the US; we don't use "whilst" 'cause our teachers would hit us for it) in the bath.

    As an aside, the closest I've ever come to an exotic locale is logging on to Perl Monks at my sister-in-law's house. The only likely form of transport would be either MetroNorth or an Acela

    emc

    At that time [1909] the chief engineer was almost always the chief test pilot as well. That had the fortunate result of eliminating poor engineering early in aviation.

    —Igor Sikorsky, reported in AOPA Pilot magazine February 2003.
      I don't know if a low voltage device in a bath is dangerous, but I have committed the sin of logging into Perl Monks whilst using a DELL LAPTOP ON MY LAP!

        Ouch! That's very risky behavior. Maybe you should take up something safer. Skydiving?

        emc

        At that time [1909] the chief engineer was almost always the chief test pilot as well. That had the fortunate result of eliminating poor engineering early in aviation.

        —Igor Sikorsky, reported in AOPA Pilot magazine February 2003.

        While the low voltages used in laptops wouldn't be dangerous to humans (or aliens?), water probably isn't good for the innards of a typical laptop. The laptops I've seen don't tend to be watertight…

        emc

        At that time [1909] the chief engineer was almost always the chief test pilot as well. That had the fortunate result of eliminating poor engineering early in aviation.

        —Igor Sikorsky, reported in AOPA Pilot magazine February 2003.
Re: The most unusual place I have logged into Perl Monks from is:
by cyclist38 (Hermit) on Oct 02, 2006 at 23:30 UTC
    the Khana Nirvana Community Café in Dharamsala, India.
Re: The most unusual place I have logged into Perl Monks from is:
by TStanley (Canon) on Oct 02, 2006 at 23:53 UTC
    Al Dhafra AB, United Arab Emirates

    TStanley
    --------
    War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that “nothing is worth war” is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself. -- John Stuart Mill
Re: The most unusual place I have logged into Perl Monks from is:
by DrHyde (Prior) on Oct 03, 2006 at 12:15 UTC
    The dungeons of a medieval castle, while bored and waiting for a small child to stop fondling the torture implements.
Re: The most unusual place I have logged into Perl Monks from is:
by jdtoronto (Prior) on Oct 03, 2006 at 15:51 UTC
    • In the train from Toronto to Montreal
    • On a plane from Tokyo to Hong Kong
    • Sitting in a public park here in Toronto
    • Eating lunch at an amusement park in Forida
    • On an ocean going liner in the mid-Atlantic
Re: The most unusual place I have logged into Perl Monks from is:
by g0n (Priest) on Oct 03, 2006 at 18:55 UTC
    I just voted 'a boat/ship' from a boat. GPRS++, after 6 months of isolation, I can access the net in the evenings :-)

    --------------------------------------------------------------

    "If there is such a phenomenon as absolute evil, it consists in treating another human being as a thing."
    John Brunner, "The Shockwave Rider".

Re: The most unusual place I have logged into Perl Monks from is:
by blue_cowdawg (Monsignor) on Oct 05, 2006 at 13:41 UTC

    ummm... how do I put this delecately.... errrm.... while sitting on the lap of the Porcelain Goddess! Yah... That's how I'll say it....


    Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
    Peter -at- Berghold -dot- Net; AOL IM redcowdawg Yahoo IM: blue_cowdawg
Re: The most unusual place I have logged into Perl Monks from is:
by rdm (Hermit) on Oct 06, 2006 at 03:21 UTC
    Admittedly is was to prove a point, but halfway up a 30m cliff-face.
    On the same face, I also took some time out to read a book on my Newton, and to make some notes about climbing techniques.
    :)
    -Reality might not get out of Beta today. (O.Timas, "Bot")
Re: The most unusual place I have logged into Perl Monks from is:
by swampyankee (Parson) on Oct 06, 2006 at 17:22 UTC

    I wonder which of the 9 (as I write) Monks whose most exotic sites were on a Space Shuttle were lucky enough to have been able to get to PerlMonks from the Space Shuttle. (Or conversely, which 9 astronauts who've flown on the Shuttle are lucky enough to be Perl Monks.) I wonder how many Monks could get near an active Space Shuttle,

    emc

    At that time [1909] the chief engineer was almost always the chief test pilot as well. That had the fortunate result of eliminating poor engineering early in aviation.

    —Igor Sikorsky, reported in AOPA Pilot magazine February 2003.
      It only says logged in from a space shuttle... not necessarily from a space shuttle whilst in orbit.

        I never mentioned the Space Shuttle being in orbit at the time, either. I did, however, make the assumption that it was an active Shuttle, not one in a museum, where interested persons could climb all over it with few restrictions.

        I am quite aware that the set of people who have access to the Shuttle is much larger than the set of people who fly in the Shuttle.

        emc

        At that time [1909] the chief engineer was almost always the chief test pilot as well. That had the fortunate result of eliminating poor engineering early in aviation.

        —Igor Sikorsky, reported in AOPA Pilot magazine February 2003.
Re: The most unusual place I have logged into Perl Monks from is:
by Moriarty (Abbot) on Oct 07, 2006 at 00:10 UTC

    This seems to be a very appropriate pole for me just now as I'm currently logged on from the Rosny Library in Hobart, Tasmania.

    Having a lovely time, wish you all were here. :)

Re: The most unusual place I have logged into Perl Monks from is:
by kutsu (Priest) on Oct 07, 2006 at 23:26 UTC

    From the USO, God bless those volunteers.

    Nothing is stranger then a bunch of military members getting together....except, maybe, a bunch of perl crazed monks getting together.

      <quote> Nothing is stranger then a bunch of military members getting together....except, maybe, a bunch of perl crazed monks getting together.</quote>

      Where would Perl-crazed monks in the military fall in this ranking? It may be a very small group, however. The only member of the Perl monk's military order of whom I'm aware (there may be many, many more) is brian d foy.

      emc

      At that time [1909] the chief engineer was almost always the chief test pilot as well. That had the fortunate result of eliminating poor engineering early in aviation.

      —Igor Sikorsky, reported in AOPA Pilot magazine February 2003.

        well the PM Military Orders seem to be more "Ghosts" and "Ninjas" so good luck finding out who they are but there are a lot of service members, or former service members, here at PM....And yah, that proably makes us all extra nuts :)

Re: The most unusual place I have logged into Perl Monks from is:
by ysth (Canon) on Oct 09, 2006 at 02:31 UTC
    A sukkah.
Re: The most unusual place I have logged into Perl Monks from is:
by gregor42 (Parson) on Oct 10, 2006 at 13:24 UTC
    That's a toughie. I guess I'd have to say whilst NetStumbling from a Gondola in Switzerland ascending the Matterhorn.


    Wait! This isn't a Parachute, this is a Backpack!
Re: The most unusual place I have logged into Perl Monks from is:
by jonadab (Parson) on Oct 10, 2006 at 17:48 UTC
    From within the State Library of Ohio building, during a break in a conference.
Re: The most unusual place I have logged into Perl Monks from is:
by jimbus (Friar) on Oct 13, 2006 at 03:42 UTC

    in the restroom from my pda... somethng that might happen more often... reading the forum on my PDA in remote location, not just while using the restroom :)... if I could figure out how to get the forums with out all the noise that renders them difficult on a small screen


    --Jimbus aka Jim Babcock
    Wireless Data Engineer and Geek Wannabe
    jim-dot-babcock-at-usa-dot-com
Re: The most unusual place I have logged into Perl Monks from is:
by gj2666 (Sexton) on Oct 13, 2006 at 20:05 UTC
    Winfield Kansas, County fairgrounds, Acoustic Music Festival
Re: The most unusual place I have logged into Perl Monks from is:
by blazar (Canon) on Jul 21, 2007 at 13:23 UTC

    I know I've noticed this poll just a "little bit" late, but the most unusual place from which I've logged into Perl Monks is a hospital's bed, which in the course of the year or so since May, 31st 2006 has unfortunately become not unusual at all... and this is an option I haven't seen mentioned yet.

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