Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
kevin_standlee

Portland

I'm now in Portland, posting this entry using the free wireless available at PDX. OAK airport now has airport-wide wireless, but it costs $9.95/day. I also figured that spending a few minutes checking e-mail beats hanging around baggage claim for 10-20 minutes waiting for bags to arrive.

I'll be here through Monday, attending SMOFCon 23, the convention for conrunners, at the Red Lion Hotel Portland Convention Center. This is the first time I've stayed in a Red Lion hotel for a long time. Back before Doubletree took over and rebranded a bunch of the properties, I seemed to be spending close to a month per year in Red Lions, and I'm still a Platinum member of their frequent-stay program (grandfathered in when Red Lion and WestCoast Hotels merged).

Because I worked from home yesterday, I realized rather late that I didn't have a power supply for my laptop computer. (I use a docking station at home.) But then, while I was packing, I realized further that the power supply for the docking station appears to be the same specification as the one for the laptop. The plugs match, at least. Assuming this works, and assuming that the wireless service at the hotel works, I should be online throughout the weekend.
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