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Entries from October 2011

Ping A Gong, Get It On — Cyber Cafe West In Binghamton, NY

October 28th, 2011 · Tags: Cities · Coffee Shops · Wi-Fi

“I’m not the owner, I just act like it,” said the ponytailed guy in the tie-dyed shirt behind the counter of Binghamton, New York’s Cyber Cafe West. So what if he wasn’t? He introduced himself and shook my hand, as if he owned the place. Nice guy. I hope he doesn’t mind if I refer […]

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Andy’s Right! Cornell U Rock My Wi-Fi World

October 23rd, 2011 · Tags: Cities · Coffee Shops · Wi-Fi

Although the Dirty Gig has me STILL working on the bi-products of the recently flooded Susquehanna River, first in Harrisburg, Penn., and now Binghamton, New York, I continue to navigate my own tributary … The Office stream of consciousness. At this writing, I am in Ithaca, as The Office trek, or TOK, continues (an hour […]

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PingWi-Fi Thunder Gets Its Scrant-ON!

October 16th, 2011 · Tags: Cities · Wi-Fi

The Dunder-Mifflin tour of 2011 continues … It has been a little over a week since I made the drive to Scranton, Penn., … so I will recount the events as best I can. I am not going to say that the trip to Scranton was a disappointment, but I expected more. (“That’s what she […]

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What The Funk Dunkin? No Wi-Fi In Hyphenville

October 9th, 2011 · Tags: Cities · Coffee Shops · Wi-Fi

Wilkes-Barre, Penn., … pronounced like Wilksbury … I just learned is the boyhood home of swing musician Tommy Dorsey. Good to know. It is also the jumping off point on the road to Scranton … you know Scranton, the fictitious home of the branch office of Dunder Miflin paper company … you know … The […]

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iPaint It Black … Remembering Steve Jobs Without Wi-Fi

October 6th, 2011 · Tags: Airports · Cities · Gadgets · Wi-Fi

Wow … Do you remember where you were when you learned Steve Jobs had died? I was a few hours behind the curve and heard it from my boss Chris from The Dirty Gig. It was the day I was headed from Harrisburg to Philly to Binghampton, NY via US Airways.

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Sweet Wi-Fi And Me — A Chocolaty Mess

October 4th, 2011 · Tags: Cities · Coffee Shops · Wi-Fi

There are two things I want to see the most while in Pennsylvania … well three if you count the National Civil War Museum.  The other two are a tale of two meltdowns. One is Three Mile Island, and the other is the Hershey’s chocolate plant.  Four things I would like to see, actually, but […]

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NOW SHOWING In Annville: Free Wi-Fi (Popcorn Extra)

October 1st, 2011 · Tags: Cities · Coffee Shops · Wi-Fi

What a treat … In Annville, Penn., just down the street from Lebanon Valley College is the Allen Theater and the adjoining MJ’a Coffeehouse At The Allen. The Wi-Fi, my featured event, is quite good, free, and trouble-free. When was the last time you sat in a cool coffee shop that also sells old school […]

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