Rubber Chicken in Oslo

After one café turned out to only have a kroner a minute minimum 30 mins wireless (Eirik, the waiter didn’t know anything about the wireless so may have misinformed me), and the next, while billed an “internett café” on its door, wouldn’t give patrons access to the wireless (staff only!) and had dingy PCs in a basement, I was reduced to trailing the streets, laptop open, scouring the air for a signal. There are lots around here but almost all are closed. Telenor had a for pay signal outside of a hotel, and kindly gave me a three minute trial, which was enough to download iStumbler, which made the scouring easier.

After a lot of closed networks, I came upon a happily open one: “Rubber nett”, and merrily joined it. Lifting my eyes from the screen I looked up to see a café! Yay!

They’re groovy, have good music, friendly staff, lovely food and have a great wireless signal. No obvious power outlets, but really, I’m happy.

They’re situated just a block back off Karl Johan, sort of behind the Aula and Nordli and stuff only a little bit towards the station.

19. April 2005 by Jill
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