Going mobile for DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper
Of all the preparations for my trip to DDD
the strangest and most difficult has been sorting out my internet access. Curiously all the hotels with free and fast wifi were taken, funny that, heh, so I have had to fall back on the old 3G. Easy enough, my XDA serves me well for email , MSN IM and limited browsing and surely it can't be difficult to hook it up to the laptop as a modem? Can it?
I think you know the rest of that story.
Luckily I didn't have to make the usual round of call center back and forth, routed transatlantic calls, on-hold nightmares and mis-communications. Because I got the PDA through my business my call was picked up by a tech support dude on the first ring and had my problem fixed in a couple of hours (turns out it was a flash software update I needed, not me being a dumbass surprisingly).
Obviously I still need to get there, find the hotel, find the campus and then be in close proximity to The Plip
so my woes aren't entirely over, but at least that is one task ticked off.
I'm pretty excited about this event though, will be good to meet some of the MSWebDev.org.uk
guys and the sessions look pretty interesting. Maybe when I get back I will be able to put it to good use and do some .NET developing again. Have always wanted to see MS campus too, geeky I know.
For anyone else going, see you there!
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