Sunday, August 20, 2006
Observations about a room at a Howard Johnson
Actually, I didn't get to sleep until 8:00 am. One of our servers had crashed and we had to remotely reboot it. Anyway, it's now 12:45 pm and the 4½ hours of sleep really did wonders, and now I'm cognizant enough to give you some observations about our room here at Howard Johnson:
- The National Weather Service has issued a snow blizzard warning for our room.
- The epileptic-inducing light in the bathroom.
- Smirk noticed this large monitor in the room. It's not hooked up to any computer we can notice, nor is there any keyboard to be found. We're both still puzzled about it's function.
- The invisible webproxy that helpfully “translates” HTML entities (even though they're URL encoded in a webform) into some alien character set (I'm guessing WINDOWS-1251). It also inserts extraneous carriage returns in data submitted through a webform (I used the email interface last for the previous entry—for this one I used the web interface). [On second thought, it might be the webbrowser that's screwing me up. I'll have to test this when I get home. —Editor]
Anyway, time for the shower.