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Entries Tagged as 'Airports'

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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Gettin Jiggy — Wi-Fi From Cucamonga To The Susquehanna

September 10th, 2011 · Tags: Airports · Cities · Hotels · Wi-Fi

“i said a hip hop the hippie the hippie to the hip hip hop, a you don’t stop the rock it to the bang bang boogie say up jumped the boogie to the rhythm of the boogie, the beat “ something … something …. “…. hotel, motel, Holiday Inn …” “Rapper’s Delight” – Sugarhill Gang […]

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Auss-pitality: Duty-Free Bailey’s & A Free Shot Of Wi-Fi

June 1st, 2011 · Tags: Airports · Cities · Wi-Fi

Ah Sydney … As much as I love New Zealand, it seems the Aussies may have a leg up when it comes to Wi-Fi. Not only did the Australians greet us at the gate with duty-free, free shots of delicious Bailey’s cream (if you are into that sort of thing), there were about a half […]

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Qantas Lands Perfect Score Without Wi-Fi? Coincidence?

May 31st, 2011 · Tags: Airports · Arts · Wi-Fi

Now this is weird. First, let me say that I like little strange coincidences, that I am often accused of near superstition. Here’s a great example. The other day I blogged about nothing … and it turned into a long drawn out tale, culminating with namedropping “Gulliver’s Travels.” Ha! A few days later, I boarded […]

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NZ Quake II Features PingWi-Fi In Recurring Dirty Gig Role

May 11th, 2011 · Tags: Airports · Cities · Wi-Fi

What can one say about 18 hours in a plane? I mean, it is pretty cool crossing the International Dateline and skipping a day. But that long in any confined space is cruel and unusual … Thank goodness I knew what to expect when I stepped on board my first connection on the way back […]

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Pinging The Friendly Skies — Wi-Fi On American … A-Gogo

April 17th, 2011 · Tags: Airports · Cities · Coffee Shops · Wi-Fi

Too often I rage on a plane because of man’s inhumanity to man … but today has been a glorious flying experience, or GFE, on American Airlines.  First of all, I am not squeezed into the seat next to any sort of circus performer or social misfit.  Praise the Lord and pass the peanuts … […]

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Politically Incorrect Travel With Biggest Loser Elvi

March 30th, 2011 · Tags: Airports · Cities · Satire · Wi-Fi

At the time I left Boston, the plan was for me to return.  That has changed.  So this blog closes that chapter.  Bummer … In this heightened security era, of course I was at Boston’s Logan International Airport a couple of hours before my flight … and yes, I fired one up.  A laptop, not […]

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Ping Takes Winning Ways To Boston For ‘Dirty Gig,’ Wi-Fi

January 27th, 2011 · Tags: Airports · Wi-Fi

Today the PingWF team headed north for an assignment in Boston. It is one of those “Dirty Gig” things I do on the side, to fund this ongoing search for all things Wi-Fi. My first Wi-Fi sojourn took me to Boston in 2004 and I was not disappointed. I can only imagine how many hotspots […]

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PingWi-Fi: Reading The Writing On The Wall, Y’all!

January 14th, 2011 · Tags: Airports · Arts · Cities · Wi-Fi

I grew up on Old Route 66, so I suppose road trips run through my veins. And I don’t think it is coincidence that I am somewhat of a visual thinker … Ha … probably influenced by all that overexposure to the artwork of Route 66. The billboards, the Indian teepees and the curio shops […]

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49er Pings: Ups, Downs Of San Francisco Wi-Fi

December 5th, 2010 · Tags: Airports · Cities · Coffee Shops · Wi-Fi

Driving into San Francisco headed north on the 101, after crossing the Bay on the 92W bridge from Hayward, Calif., I came across the storied Candlestick Park. The Stick — home of so many legends — Joe Montana, Steve Young, to name two of the most obvious examples from ’49ers lore. There are a Lott […]

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