Sunday, August 21, 2011

An Unpleasant Realization

So I'm stuck in Reno for one last night, with nothing in particular to do.

And I've just realized that everything I vaguely want to do -- watching something streaming on Netflix, being virtuous and poking through my work e-mail, even just catching up on my feeds -- will be frustratingly stuttering via the Peppermill's gasping Internet.

I'm also about done using my iPad as my main computer; it's fine for a few days, but the limitations really pile up when that stretches to a week or more.

All in all, I wish I was gone already; I should have taken a closer look at the program and realized this con ended on Sunday when I made my reservations.

So, my lessons to you today:

1) the old tower of the terminally tacky Peppermill Casino/Hotel in Reno has lousy WiFi; avoid it if you can.

2) an iPad and Bluetooth keyboard can be very close to a real computer, but that gap widens over time.

3) always get out of town before you get sick of it.

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