In Starbucks catching up on email and taking advantage of T-Mobile's offer of unlimited wifi for $20/month for T-Mobile customers.
I flew BA this time from Heathrow to Dulles. I've flown Virgin on this route twice, and although the Virgin experience was "cooler" (they play funky music as you board the plane, the safety video is an animated cartoon, the films they show are ones that haven't been released yet in the UK), the BA flight was more comfortable: better food, more legroom, and larger headrest screens. Downside was the horrible selection of out of date films: The Matrix, The Hours, Chicago, Gangs of New York (in two parts!), DareDevil (guess which I ended up watching), and About Schmidt.
I thought I was being oh-so-clever on the plane by catching up on the last three episodes of 24 that I haven't seen in preparation for Tuesday's finale. Until when I got up to go to the bathroom when I saw the guy behind me watching Buffy on his laptop. Git.
Some advice: on my fourth visit to US immigration, and my third to immigration at Dulles, I learned that you should not, under any circumstances, duck under the rope if instead of going around empty rope. A few people ahead of me ducked under, since half the queue was empty. We got hauled out and shouted at by an immigration officer who sent a shamefaced group of about ten of us to the back of the queue. The barriers are there for a reason.
T-Mobile's HotSpot software isn't bug-free. At Christmas, it was fine provided I kept the popup window open. This time, Safari and Chimera aren't too hot at whatever the software does to keep the connection alive: it ends up dying, resulting in timeouts all over the place. Not fun. Oh, and the Sheryl Crow music they're offering? WMA protected.
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