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Mark Atwood
At SeaTac airport
AT&T Wi-Fi service.

They did something smart. They have good and flexable CSR people at the other end of their tollfree techsupport number, who were able to help me work around something really stupid they did (see next paragraph).

They did something really really stupid. They require the latest greatest flashplayer to use their captive portal, Windows only. All a captive portal page need to have is a form or two to sign up and to sign in, all in pure HTML, with optional JS. But I guess that didn't have enough flash and sizzle for them...

And the newest airport security obscenity? (And I'm not talking about the war on hand lotion.) On Sept 2nd, the USPS will be pulling out all their in-airport mailboxes, citing "security reasons". This is not to say you can't mail stuff from the airport, no. But now you have to place stuff in a clear ziplock bag, with a little form with the adddress and a credit card number, and the airport will charge you seven dollars plus postage to "mail it home".

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hipgnosis6 From: hipgnosis6 Date: August 29th, 2006 04:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, I'll just have to remember to stop by an actual post office before I fly (which I virtually never do). I agree that that's absurd, though. A great deal of "security" measures, especially at airports, are ridiculous.
dcseain From: dcseain Date: August 29th, 2006 05:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm guessing the post offices in the airports will still be there, so one could swing by on the way to security as needed.
intrepid_reason From: intrepid_reason Date: August 29th, 2006 05:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Does this mean, you did, or did not get my image card in the mail?
fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: August 30th, 2006 04:35 am (UTC) (Link)
I did get it in the mail. The mail drop slot was still open, it just had a sign next to it saying that it was going to be removed on the 2nd.
mauser From: mauser Date: August 30th, 2006 02:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Ah, Three of my favorite (not!) things. Browser Bigotry, "Free Registration", and overcomplicating pages. Who do something the hard way (Flash) instead of the easy way (HTML?)

I hate Flash sites. I wish they'd learn things like "Hey, Google can't index your site if it's in Flash." That might make them wise up. (Well, not in this case, but other sites).
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