Digital Culture

Falls Creek Falls

Currently sitting the lobby of the Inn at Falls Creek Falls State Park, mooching a very small, and nearly useless, wireless signal.

Get this: I’m at the 2005 IT Symposium for the state of TN. The State puts in a small wireless network for conference goers….and then blocks all traffic except port 80.

Which means no Thunderbird or other POP email, no IMAP, no IM, nothin’. Webmail works, but JEEZ…we’re at an IT Conference, right? You’re throttling our ports? For what possible reason?

I plan to get to the bottom of this ASAP. I can’t imagine why this is being done, and the organizers here blame it on people upstream of them…so I’ll check with them. More news as I get it.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *