The sweet bliss of a newly discovered WiFi hotspot

I’m sitting in Roanoke airport waiting to head home after speaking at the Roanoke Valley .NET Users Group last night, and got here a little earlier than I needed to. It is always such a breath of fresh air in this situation to fire up the tablet and see that happy little notification “One or more wireless networks is available…”

Ah, sweet bliss. My day just got a little better. The smile spreads across my face as I join the network and start hitting the net. Especially in places like this where there is no fee, no signing in, no nothing. You are just on.

The only question is why the only airports I seem to experience this in are small airports like Roanoke or Toledo. Granted, for larger airports it would be more expensive, they would need more hotspots to cover the gate areas and yadda yadda. But the improvement in quality of life for mobile warriors would be so worth it. I’m sure we will get there in the not too distant future, I just wish they would hurry up.

RVNUG was a great group last night, gave my talk on Extending ASP.NET with handlers, modules, and custom applications. Think it went well. They are a fairly new group, less than a year old, but good size for a town like Roanoke. Chris Williams, the group lead, was a lot of help in getting in and out of town and to the meeting.

I love being an INETA speaker. Hopefully the groups continue to like having me come talk.