[TAG] udev hosed
Benjamin A. Okopnik
ben at linuxgazette.net
Fri Oct 28 01:56:59 MSD 2005
On Wed, Oct 26, 2005 at 06:46:28PM -0700, Mike Orr wrote:
> Benjamin A. Okopnik wrote:
> >At this point, I've got network access - although I had to get Xorg
> >working in order to get that happening (the hotel required a
> >Java-enabled browser (!!!) just so you could say "Yes, I agree to your
> >rules, now just give me the damned free access!")
> At least they didn't require Internet Explorer.
Heck, if _that's_ all it was, I wouldn't have minded it.
my $mech = WWW::Mechanize -> new(
agent =>"Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Wind0ws NT 5.0)" );
# Scrape the page, send the response
It was that JS requirement that annoyed me.
> Hotels really should disclose compatibility limitations like this.
Heh. Well, if I'm paying over, say, $150/night, then yeah, I expect them
to not only have a clue but to bring me chocolate-dipped strawberries
and turn down the bed, as well as help me with a recalcitrant Linux
install and tell me where the town's best Ethiopian restaurant is
located. $65/night on the corporate rate in a Chicago suburb, well... I
haven't had to chase any livestock out of my room, and they somehow
manage to keep the magic electric fluid in the wall sockets.
Intelligence in a staff member would be a pleasant but unexpected bonus.
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