A guy I work with suggested that I put a wireless NIC is my player. The idea is to drive around always searching for 802.11b signals. When it finds one, attempt to pull down a DHCP address which would theoretically give me internet access. During the short spurts of internet access, I can download new mail, get weather forecasts, etc. There's a lot of companies in town with WAPs wide open to anyone with a wiress nic.
Around my house, I probably wouldn't get anything. But downtown and in the areas with all of the software companies=wireless orgy. Sounds very plausible.
Anyone else played with this idea?