Saturday, 18 March 2006

Sure, it's nothing new, but this is the first flight I've been on that has Connexion by Boeing service on board. It's kinda cool - Using my WiFi card I get an access point on the plane that in turn lets me get to the Internet via satellite service.

Instant messaging works and obviously I can post to my blog. Latency is about what you'd expect from satellite service, but all in all this is a great way to get some stuff done on an eight hour flight.

By the way - I forgot to bring my digital camera with me on this trip to Germany. Go figure. If anyone has any suggestions on a digital camera to pick up over there (I'll have to figure out the power plug stuff when I get back) let me know. Can't believe I did that, heheh...

Speaking of getting stuff done, time to do some (real) work... I even got a VPN connection to the office - nice!

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Saturday, 18 March 2006 20:55:12 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
If you don't want to spend much money and don't mind a small screen, try the Canon A410. A good electronics store in Germany is "Saturn", I found a very cheap wifi usb adapter there (bought it for around 20 euros).

The only problem is you'll need AA batteries, either NiMH or alkaline. I've found the camera produces gorgeous pics (as good as 3.2 megapixels get, after all), and has an appealing design. It uses SD memory and has several higher-end features other brands skip. Just don't let any CD from the box get anywhere near your computer, just use Windows.

Enjoy Germany! What will you do up there?

Keep on with the good blogging!

Angel (from Mexico)
Angel Sarmiento
Monday, 20 March 2006 17:06:55 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Greg, Airline?
Wednesday, 22 March 2006 10:00:59 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Airline was Lufthansa, on an Airbus jet.
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