This past weekend was my cousin’s wedding in North Carolina. It was my first time in NC. I found it rather dull. Don’t get me wrong, I had a great time. The wedding was very nice, the reception was fun, the golfing was fun (more later), the place we stayed was nice. What I mean is that the State seems rather bland. As we drove to the resort, there was nothing along the road. It’s not like I was expecting a whole lot, but there was nothing. I didn’t see any neighbourhoods, I didn’t see many strip malls or anything. I have no idea how someone could live in that area without having a car. Everything, and I mean everything is a 10 minute drive away.
So, we stayed at Little River Golf Resort. It’s pretty much a golf course with condo things on the property. The rooms were very nice, they practically throw golf carts at you, and there’s free wireless. We got there on Thursday afternoon and pretty much killed time until the rehearsal diner. The diner was at Pine Crest Inn which, like everything else in the area is a golfer hangout thing. Golfing is huge down there, since we were right next to Pinehurst (the famous golf course). Anyway, the diner was very good.
Friday was the day of the wedding, but it wasn’t until 5:30pm, so we had some time in the morning. Since I was going to be golfing on Saturday morning, I went to the driving range. I also had $5 resting on how well I played on Saturday. I bet my dad that I could stay within seven strokes of him. Since I couldn’t remember the last time I golf-ed, I decided to hit some balls at the range first. Well, the highlight of the driving range was taking the golf cart over there. I didn’t do too well with the whole golf thing, but at least I knew where I stood.
After the driving range, was the wedding. It was held right in front of putting green behind the clubhouse. It was very simple, short and nice. They didn’t go over the top with anything. I think the best way to describe it would be ‘classic’. After the ceremony was the reception which was a lot of fun. I’m not much of a partier, but it seems that Greg is. I’ll post a picture or two later.
Our tee time was 11:32am on Saturday morning. The course was pretty hard. Take a quick look through the course tour on their website. At least look at hole 16 and 17. Hole 16 is totally over water and 17 starts over the water then goes downhill and to the right. I think 17 is the hardest hole on the course. Well, I lost the bet with my dad, but I did better than I expected. I even par’d one of the par 3 holes. There were a few shots that looked like I knew what I was doing. Basically I was trying to hit the ball a medium distance and straight the whole time. I shot a 122 for 18 holes.
After golfing I took a quick dip in the pool, and then it was off to diner for Greg’s birthday. That was pretty normal for my family. After we got back, I tried connecting to the wireless in the room. I connected just fine, but couldn’t get to the internet. Well, don’t leave me bored and with a wireless connection to no where. I decided to try and do same hacking, which failed miserably because I don’t really know what I’m doing. What I did get what a list of everything in my subnet. So, I tried to connect to one of them and I get prompted for a username and password. I decided to try some combos, and my first try got me in.
Now the question was ‘What do I do with access to all the wireless access points at the resort?’ I wanted internet access so I did some connectivity checking for them. I didn’t get anywhere with that, so then I started poking around. After just looking at settings and things I decided that I would change the name of their wireless network before I left as a friendly security reminder. If I really wanted to be a bitch I would have encrypted the network, changed the name, and changed the user and password for the access points. I didn’t because I’m a nice guy, I just changed the name of the network to ‘Secure Me’.
I was greeted at home by the case for the DVR.. I didn’t waste very long, and everything was assembled that night. Right now, everything is together and running. I ordered the tuner card, so that should be in by the end of the week and everything should be operational by the weekend. Sweet.
I think that is enough for you to read now.