October 2, 2003
Frankly, I’ve about had it with stuff like this. I like to travel and I’m not averse to taking some time away from the net, but if I’m going to do that, I’d like to do it on purpose, and plan ahead accordingly. Certainly from now on I’m going to be asking more detailed questions about local connectivity before I make convention plans or accept teaching or speaking gigs. The hospitality industry is scrambling to catch up with modern travelers’ desire for easy net access and I intend to be one of those fussy customers who pushes them hard in this regard. Being so thoroughly out of touch this week is going to make next week seriously unfun. Life is too short for this kind of nonsense.
All that aside, this is an excellent workshop full of outstanding students, so now that I’ve got that off my chest, I’m going to go back to it. [09:08 PM]