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I'm working in California, and I'm swamped during the day, with a lousy internet connection in my hotel (when I say lousy, I mean that it's wireless narrowband--I could move the data faster by tapping out Morse code by hand, and I don't know Morse code).

Posted by Rand Simberg at January 17, 2006 02:37 PM
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Then maybe you should learn it...? :)

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Posted by Hale Adams at January 17, 2006 05:21 PM

Semaphore flags might work...

Posted by Greg at January 17, 2006 10:13 PM

Hey Rand

The $75 a night Travelodge on Sepulveda near Boeing has a better broadband internet connection than most of the high end places around where you are. Get an Airport Express (hint: It works with PC's) and you can use the cable broadband and have Wi-Fi as well.

I just spent a week in LA.


Posted by Dennis Wingo at January 18, 2006 12:00 AM

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(I want a morse interface to send text on my cell phone it would be quicker de Kl7JG)

Posted by Paul Breed at January 18, 2006 09:22 AM

Well, the problem is that I like having a kitchen. The Homestead Suites on Mariposa were fine the last time I stayed there in November, but this time the wireless sucks big time. I've talked to the tech support people, and they acknowledge a problem but don't seem able to do anything about it.

Posted by Rand Simberg at January 18, 2006 09:25 AM

There have been multiple tests matching
text messaging experts against competent morse code operators, the morse code wins every time.

Posted by Paul Breed at January 18, 2006 09:31 AM

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(Amen on the morse code for cell phones)



Posted by Dennis Wingo at January 18, 2006 10:28 AM

Rand, I've been staying at the Homestead in Tampa for a while. They jacked up their rates significantly, and I'm now at the Suburban. They're cheaper, have wired internet, as well as wei-fi (the former seems to have much lower latency), have a kitchen, and twice as many TV channels.

(why is "net as" getting blocked by your filter?

Posted by Rick C at January 18, 2006 03:54 PM

OK, I guess I should translate my dits and dahs like the other guys did:


which is ham-speak for "Best regards from N3NYC. Closing station"

Posted by Hale Adams at January 18, 2006 04:34 PM

I like kitchens too, but on my travels, I look for Marriott Residence Inns. They offer free Internet, free hot breakfast, and one I stay in near Goddard offers free hot dinner with beer and wine. I still have the kitchen for the "manager's special" days. It's not $75, but you save on the meals, obviously.

Dennis, I stayed at the Travelodge and foolishly drank the water from the tap. Do they important that stuff from Montezuma's Mexico?

Posted by Leland at January 19, 2006 06:42 AM


laf. Yea, the Hilton it ain't but when everything else is booked, they have rooms and free internet.


Posted by Dennis Wingo at January 19, 2006 04:58 PM

When the tap water sends you running to the bathroom in the States, it's known as Pershing's Revenge.

Posted by Jim Bennett at January 19, 2006 08:06 PM

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