I tried two or three times to come up with a righteous first post, something with panache to start things off with a bang.
As luck would have it though, the cat was let out of the bag early, and so I might as well march straight into the good stuff.
And so here it is: some very good stuff, which goes by the name of wavemon.
I lack all the technical requisites to understand (and probably fully appreciate) wavemon, but I’m big on anything that uses console space efficiently and in fun ways.
(Please disregard the inverse question marks; my font doesn’t carry those glyphs.)
With three different display windows — a connection information window, a level histogram and a scan of area networks — this does a lot of the heavy lifting that most people expect from a graphical application.
You might think it odd (as I did at first) that it lacks that one extra step: connecting to the networks it lists. But it does bill itself as a monitor, not a connection tool.
For that we can use … well, let’s save that for another post. 😉