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Atlanta [Nov. 16th, 2004|01:35 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
In Atlanta now, for LISA. Our sysadmin, aptly named lisa, has been here already for the past few days, doing the tutorial thing.

The last real air I breathed was from my car to the airport in Portland: from PDX I went onto a plane (via the walkway), then direct to Atlanta, off the plane (via a walkway), to the lightrail station in the airport, direct to a food court, through the food court and up an elevator, and I was at the hotel.

So it looks sunny, but I have no clue about the heat or humidity since I've only been in air-conditioning all the way from Portland. (the plane was even cold, which was a nice change....)

And now this:
Welcome to the Marriott high-speed Internet access provided by STSN. Your purchase is being processed. Get ready to fly at speeds much faster than your standard modem!
Bet they're selling a lot of net access with this conference.

[User Picture]From: terrajen
2004-11-16 09:38 pm (UTC)
Oh, God. Tech conferences. Those are always a buttload of fun o_O [/sarcasm]
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[User Picture]From: fanless
2004-11-16 09:42 pm (UTC)
They are!!
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[User Picture]From: scsi
2004-11-16 11:55 pm (UTC)
:( They never seem to show up when i'm around brad... Im beginning to wonder if they dont like me..
Who do you think supplies the LJ-Funded blow.. :)
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[User Picture]From: moonwick
2004-11-16 09:42 pm (UTC)
Pfft. For-pay in-room internet access? How lame.

Last couple of times I was in ATL I stayed at the Georgian Terrace, which had free ethernet in each room. Nice place, but it's not as close to the center of the city. (Right next to a MARTA station, though, which is what matters.)
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[User Picture]From: dabroots
2004-11-16 10:24 pm (UTC)
I stayed at the Georgian Terrace, too. Gorgeous old hotel. I had an enormous suite for the price of a regular room at other hotels. But I had no laptop and therefore didn't get to enjoy that bitchin' free I-net.
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[User Picture]From: theinnocence
2004-11-16 10:18 pm (UTC)
the marriott!?!?

ha! then you're connected to the Hyatt
which means you are in the hotels they hold Dragon*Con in
and at dragon*con,
i am a speaker on the "my so called livehournal" panels.

ha ha ha
6 degrees
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[User Picture]From: robflynn
2004-11-16 10:23 pm (UTC)
You know I live in Atlanta, right? ;)
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[User Picture]From: brad
2004-11-16 11:07 pm (UTC)
Tonight I have to bang out my presentation, but let's party tomorrow and/or thursday.
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[User Picture]From: kittyandmimmy07
2004-11-16 11:28 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: robflynn
2004-11-17 03:53 pm (UTC)
Sounds good to me. I emailed you my phone number. I don't know yet which day(s) or both will be better... I will know a little later this afternoon though. :)

You're staying at the hotel by the airport?
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[User Picture]From: chris
2004-11-16 10:49 pm (UTC)
i dont know if it was anomolous, but the last time i was in atlanta in november, it was snowing everywhere and colder than it was in chicago, where i'd been 2 weeks earlier.
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[User Picture]From: grumpy_sysadmin
2004-11-17 12:52 am (UTC)
Definitely anomolous.

The last time I flew to (through, really) Altanta and there was maybe 5cm of snow on the ground, they shut down the airport for eight hours.
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[User Picture]From: robflynn
2004-11-17 03:53 pm (UTC)
Atlanta is dumb that way. North Carolina is even worse. :P
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[User Picture]From: grumpy_sysadmin
2004-11-17 12:48 am (UTC)


LISA's always had free wireless when I was there!

(I couldn't be bothered to go to ATL. I'm holding out for the next New Orleans visit.)
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[User Picture]From: tytso
2004-11-17 06:56 pm (UTC)

Re: Wtf?!?

Unfortunately the LISA wireless has been really lame, at least this morning (75% packet loss, ooh, yeah....) so I'm currently up in my room after paying $9.95 so I could get some Real Work done....
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