Travel

jbminn

4 minute read

I travel a lot.  On the road, I depend upon wireless connectivity everywhere I go.  Recently, I got fed up with the lack of dependable Wifi service (it is horrible at ATL for example), so I purchased a Laptop Connect card. EVDO, 2xG, 3G… if there’s service, this card will pick it up.

This story has four parts: The Card Problem, The Apple Store Experience, the Analysis and The Latch Fix.  If you are only interested in the fix, skip down to that part.

jbminn

2 minute read

When I was at SFO last week picking up Dan, I saw the Fly Clear kiosk being setup in Terminal 3. I had heard a little about this before, so I snapped a couple pictures on the iPhone and picked up a pamphlet that explained the program and provided details on how it worked.

I’m skeptical.

jbminn

1 minute read

I’m in 9C on a 757 this morning and was listening to some Boston (R.I.P. Brad Delp…) on my iPod when the young one behind me started crying… loudly. So I had to break out the Powerbook and fire up iTunes, which has a volume level sufficiently high enough to create a whole new zone. There’s something about Janis Joplin’s voice and the raw, biting guitar of Big Brother that makes everything else seem, momentarily, unimportant.

jbminn

1 minute read

I’ve traveled alot over the years (361,728 miles on United alone since 1998) and have maintained a high status in United’s Mileage Plus program for several years. As a result of working in Denver for nearly all of 2004 and the early months of 2005, I lost my status and sat in coach when I began flying to San Francisco again this past March.

jbminn

1 minute read

When Zero G was aquired recently by Macrovision, I had the good fortune to be invited to the last occurence of what had been annual event for Zero G: sailing out to Angel Island for a picnic.

jbminn

2 minute read

We’ve been in Kauai now for a few days, and my impressions are varied.

jbminn

1 minute read

I am now in Hyderabad, India after a 9.5 hour flight to Frankfurt, a 4 minute connection window (really) and another 9.5 hour flight from Frankfurt.