I'm at the Fairmont Hotel in St. John's Newfoundland. For a Canadian
University Press (CUP) conference, sure to be a time to find Wi-Fi and
easy access to Internet, this has been a bit of a car crash in terms of
being able to get online.
The hotel is charging the conference per connection (at $15 a day) and
so they're only getting 6 or so. Once the full contingent, especially
the always Powerbook laden Gateway arrives, the one line for
laptop use will not be enough.
I purchased $15 worth of the hotel Wi-Fi last night. That gives me 24
full hours of crappy unreliable Internet. The main joy of it is that
every third page I load turns out to be the hotel's initial connect
page, welcoming me back to the hotel's Internet access.
Sigh. The Telus hotstop in Vancouver airport worked so much better.
As for the conference not much has happened. It's mainly been us CUP
staff stressing out about how little time is available for the
Meanwhile I'm getting hungry. I had a bowl of cereal (costing $4.60)
this morning, but may seek additional nutrition. Tons of delegates are
starting to arrive, which means they need to be registered. So it
looks like they may want me to help out, so it's time to scram.