I hate Heathrow…

…more than you can imagine. I have been here for a long time, and it blows. Tomorrow, I will be in Brazil, and hope to see some of you there. :)

Also, why is there such an insane starvation of plug sockets at airports? Is the need to plug in a laptop and get online such a feat of crazed insanity? I have been running between Starbucks and a plug socket (where I sit on the floor and people throw money at me like I should have a dog on a piece of string) since I got here.

When I eventually get through to departures I am going to try and pick up a cheap digital camera to take some snaps while in Brazil. :)

For visitors to FISL – I am currently scheduled to speak at 7pm on Fri 13th. The schedule is changing though, so check here for the latest. :)

  • http://www.happyassassin.net AdamW

    Given the coronary-inducing price of wireless access at Heathrow (and, well, everywhere else in England), I’d say the only people who can actually afford to whip out a laptop and go online can also afford to just buy a new battery when the current one looks in danger of running out…

  • http://www.markthedaemon.com MarkTheDaemon

    Speaking on Friday 13th? You sure you should be doing that… ;)

  • http://tonywhitmore.co.uk Tony Whitmore

    2 things (of course :D ) 1) What the hell is a “plug socket”? It’s either a mains socket or a mains plug. You plug a plug into a socket. A plug socket makes no sense! 2) It’s hard to provide mains power where there isn’t the cabling infrastructure – like open areas etc. It’s really costly to dig up floors to run in sockets. It’s not like wireless where a wall or ceiling mounted point can provide people access for miles around. Virgin had to buy whole new trains in order to provide power to people’s seats.

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  • Iandefor

    Spend 10 hours sitting in it with nothing to do, no money and no food and you will truly begin to hate Heathrow. It’s gotta be the only place in the world where you can buy a $5000 pen and not pay tax but you can’t find a working vending machine to save your life.

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