Off to London

Because I'll Be Speaking in London on Nov. 17, I need to be in London.

So I'm currently at MIA (memo to self: never, ever take the terminal D security line no mater how short it looks in order to get to terminal E — longest detour in airport history), “enjoying” free wifi from Google via Boingo. It is very very slow, dialup slow. And unsecured, which makes me unwilling to check my email.

I have to change planes in Paris, because direct flights cost more than I was willing to make my kind hosts, the Oxford Internet Institute, pay. As it is the ticket seems rather expensive by recent transatlantic standards, but it was the best I could do.

I had some hopes I might go to the theater in London on Monday night, but the show I really wanted to see — the Alan Bennett play at the National — has been sold out for more than a month, and I won't land in time to queue for non-student day tickets. The other choices are either plays I've seen a good production of, American, or musicals, which I usually avoid. Back when we lived in London we were real theater hounds, and I miss it. But maybe Monday night I'll be fine tuning my presentation instead.

Tuesday I've lined up a busy day of seeing people and then I sing for my supper.

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3 Responses to Off to London

  1. insecurity says:

    … “enjoying” free wifi from Google via Boingo. It is very very slow, dialup slow. And unsecured, which makes me unwilling to check my email.

    You’re technically adept enough to set up a secure tunnel. Aren’t you? Or are you worried about that SSL Renegotiation vuln? I don’t think that affects SSH. They’re different protocols.

  2. michael says:

    It’s on the to-do list.

  3. Rhodo Zeb says:

    Well, I can’t do it, but as a user of Ubuntu I know it isn’t very hard at all.

    Now doing it with maximum security is another matter…

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