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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-10-20 15:22
Subject: [travel] Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the wiper
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Tags:california, politics, portland, tech, travel
President Obama is visiting Portland this afternoon. I have felt the sweet caress of His Presidential Appendage in the flight delay here in San Francisco due to airspace restrictions at home. Currently posted for 45 minutes late, but if you believe that I have a bridge to sell you.

SFO has introduced free wireless, which in theory is good. Unfortunately they're following the DIA model of free wireless, which is to cripple the access so thoroughly as to make it all but useless. Besides which, it kicks you off every 45 minutes. Because, after all, who spends more than 45 minutes waiting in an airport anyway?

Why, yes, I am enjoying my afternoon. Thank you for asking.

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Vylar Kaftan
User: vylar_kaftan
Date: 2010-10-20 22:24 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
At least SFO has some really good food.
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ubiquitous_a: Obama-ivoteteaparty
User: ubiquitous_a
Date: 2010-10-20 22:42 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Obama-ivoteteaparty
For future reference, you may want to get a Boingo account. It's available in almost every airport around the country, and most all Marriott hotels as well. And other places. :)
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-10-20 22:47 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I actually have a Boingo account, which seems to be fubar at the moment. And is difficult to troubleshoot since getting online is such a challenge here...
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fledgist
User: fledgist
Date: 2010-10-20 22:44 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Hope you've made it back by now.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-10-20 22:48 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Thanks. Me too. :) Sadly, still in SFO.
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fledgist
User: fledgist
Date: 2010-10-20 23:26 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Drat! I hope you can get home soon.
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Mary Dell
User: marydell
Date: 2010-10-21 01:13 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yech. Nice that you're able to fly again but yech.
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