Well, the hotel tonight had no Internet tonight. I’m posting this in the morning from the public kiosk.

I’m on a startup, which could be very very busy, or have lots of work interspersed with lots of waiting. If it’s the latter, links and other stuff will be posted in the morning. Otherwise it will wait until evening … and hopefully they’ll have the net thing sorted out.

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  1. Boonton says:

    Yea I had that problem too at the Grove Island Hotel in Miami a few weeks ago. They have ‘free’ wifi but you need to deactivate your ‘proxy tool’. I could only get it to work in the conference rooms but not the rooms of the hotel itself.

  2. I’ll just take this post as an opportunity to post this wonderful piece of dialog from Thank You for Smoking. I think it neatly sums up both the style and the substance of much of what you link to:

    Joey: So, what happens when you’re wrong?

    Nick: Well, Joey, I’m never wrong.

    Joey: But you can’t always be right.

    Nick: Well, if it’s your job to be right, then you’re never wrong.

    Joey: But what if you are wrong?

    Nick: Okay, let’s say that you’re defending chocolate and I’m defending vanilla. Now, if I were to say to you, “Vanilla’s the best flavor ice cream”, you’d say …?

    Joey: “No, chocolate is.”

    Nick: Exactly. But you can’t win that argument. So, I’ll ask you: So you think chocolate is the end-all and be-all of ice cream, do you?

    Joey: It’s the best ice cream; I wouldn’t order any other.

    Nick: Oh. So it’s all chocolate for you, is it?

    Joey: Yes, chocolate is all I need.

    Nick: Well, I need more than chocolate. And for that matter, I need more than vanilla. I believe that we need freedom and choice when it comes to our ice cream, and that, Joey Naylor, that is the definition of liberty.

    Joey: But that’s not what we’re talking about.

    Nick: Ah, but that’s what I’m talking about.

    Joey: But … you didn’t prove that vanilla’s the best.

    Nick: I didn’t have to. I proved that you’re wrong, and if you’re wrong, I’m right.

    Joey: But you still didn’t convince me.

    Nick: Because I’m not after you. I’m after them.