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Disconnected [Apr. 6th, 2007|07:16 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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If the Japanese language is making me feel a bit isolated, not having a phone or watch is making me feel even worse... I'm having to use my camera's Menu/Settings/Time sub-option to figure out what time it is.

But not having a phone makes meeting up with people absolutely impossible. I know a bunch of people are out doing stuff today (or will, soon), but my chances of actually finding them out in the real world, in Tokyo space, seems downright impossible. I forget how critical phones are.

Should've rented one at the airport. Or bought a quadband/UTMS/3G one before I left.

Also lack of SMS and email while outside is weird. And lack of Internet in general, since it was kinda flakey at the conference (wifi) and kinda flakey here at the hotel (my "session" times out? DHCP has short lease also? DNS is slow? But other than DNS, the Internet is fast and low-latency.).

Anyway, just feeling disconnected and thought I'd whine about it.

Breakfast is open now....

From: baudehlo
2007-04-05 10:52 pm (UTC)

DNS is slow?

You've got a mac laptop I assume? Install dnscache or bind in caching mode. I use dnscache on mine and it makes browsing much happier than with the crappy resolvers at Sympatico.
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[User Picture]From: dan_lane
2007-04-05 11:20 pm (UTC)

Re: DNS is slow?

or, if you don't mind trusting your DNS to someone else... OpenDNS.com
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[User Picture]From: brad
2007-04-06 12:16 am (UTC)

Re: DNS is slow?

Ah, perfect. I forgot about that. Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: krellis
2007-04-06 05:28 am (UTC)

Re: DNS is slow?

And if anything bad happens to your DNS while you're using OpenDNS, I know DavidU and can beat him up for you. :) But he's a good guy, so I'm pretty sure you should be all set - I know I trust him for my DNS.
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[User Picture]From: forgers
2007-04-05 10:56 pm (UTC)

well, but we on the West Coast are with you

man! Remember who won at Iwo Jima. :)
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