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Nov. 29th, 2009 | 09:20 am
location: somewhere above Kansas, evidently
Mood: awakeawake

So, I'm flying from NM to IL as I type this, using the Southwest onboard wifi. It cost $10.

First of all, a couple of links: the flyer, and a speed test. Latency is a bitch.

It's usable. That ~1s ping time makes SSH kind of painful. They also put a ~1" (on my 13" MacBook screen) banner across the top of every webpage you go to, which worries me. *checks* Ok, it's just HTTP. I was worried they would be proxying SSL.

Would this be usable for VPN? Doubtful. But for checking my email and dicking around on IRC? Ok.

Also, the 6:45 AM flight? Not a great idea, but it kept me from dealing with huge crowds in the airport. I'll get home at a relatively reasonable time too.

[Edit] I could do without censoring content though. I can't load images (and just images) from Sexy Losers. Yes, it's adult material. There isn't even a "blocked site" warning, they just don't come up. It gives me "http(:)//192.168.21.20:15871/cgi-bin/blockpage.cgi?ws-session=1778391325" (link broken so LJ doesn't eat it). It would be nice if they set some headers so that it wouldn't be locally cached.

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from: somanesa
date: Nov. 29th, 2009 05:02 pm (UTC)
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Sexy Losers? Is that even updated anymore?

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Bill Weiss

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from: houdini_cs
date: Nov. 29th, 2009 11:10 pm (UTC)
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ABOUT THIS COMIC
#258 - "Chafed Dickens [2 of 5]"
Comic online November 27, 2009.

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from: skitzycat
date: Nov. 29th, 2009 06:15 pm (UTC)
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The Delta WiFi in the air is apparently much better. I'm on it right now, there are no banners, ssh is usable and Sexy Losers loads just fine.

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Bill Weiss

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from: houdini_cs
date: Nov. 29th, 2009 11:22 pm (UTC)
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Evidently that's what your more expensive flight gets you :)

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A Speck of Universe Dust

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from: wolfteaparty
date: Nov. 29th, 2009 08:30 pm (UTC)
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Ack, they (try to) censor? Weird...

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OMG, it's a talking biscuit named Mara!

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from: be4u
date: Nov. 29th, 2009 10:21 pm (UTC)
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Damn. Guess you're haveta wait till you hit Chicago to view pr0n.

*smirk*

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Bill Weiss

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from: houdini_cs
date: Nov. 29th, 2009 11:23 pm (UTC)
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ssh -D continues to work for all my needs, in-air or otherwise :)

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