Star Wars Online

No, this isn’t the MMORPG (I prefer Star Trek Online) Instead, this is about an amazing use of technology to entertain.

As recounted in his tumblr, Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) Ryan Weber was bored when stuck in the snow in Boston this weekend. So he created the following cool traceroute.

If you run a traceroute script on your commandline of choice (tracert on windows) on 216.81.59.173 you’ll get an interesting surprise.


Music: Benedictus by zero-project released under a CC-BY license

While it’s not the most elegant solution (in his own words) but it’s certainly a novel way.

I wonder what other amazing things people can come up with when car travel is banned. I’d probably spend it all on IRC….