I'm about to go to sleep in my hotel room in Minneapolis. I am here for an all day Enterprise Architecture conference tomorrow.
My room is not just a room but a suite. Not just a suite but what appears to be a full two-bedroom apartment. Two separate bedrooms, each with a bed, dresser, closet, TV, and door. A main area with couch, chair, coffee table, larger TV, dining room table, breakfast bar, and kitchen (with plates and silverware, glasses, and several pots and pans). This is weird; I feel like I am wasting it staying for only two nights. I may be compelled to actually cook something tomorrow.
The free Internet access is wonky and unpredictable because it is double-NAT for some reason:
traceroute to illinois.edu (126.96.36.199), 64 hops max, 40 byte packets 0 10.42.1.85 (10.42.1.85) 0.050 ms 0.013 ms 0.027 ms 1 10.42.1.1 (10.42.1.1) 2.343 ms 51.047 ms 27.041 ms 2 192.168.168.168 (192.168.168.168) 2.145 ms 18.968 ms 1.974 ms 3 188.8.131.52 (184.108.40.206) 3.534 ms 4.978 ms 10.216 ms 4 mpls-dsl-gw41-233.mpls.qwest.net (220.127.116.11) 56.276 ms [....]
My keyboard and mouse lock up for several seconds every few minutes or so when I am plugged into the wired Ethernet jack in the "living room". This is very alarming, but everything seems fine when I use the wireless network (which is slow and is named "linksys" which makes me roll my eyes).
Lots of odd things about this place.