Historic moment

First email sent from my explosives magazine (the Taj Mahal) at the Boomershoot site (use the aerial or hybrid view):

From: Joe Huffman
Sent: Saturday, April 07, 2007 5:04 PM
To: ‘Ry Jones’; ‘Doug Huffman’
Subject: From the Taj.


Ping times are 1483 mS on average. This makes for a very poor remote desktop experience. But it does work.


Lots of fun. An inverter blew out and took out the power supply for the range extender. Lucky I had another with me that worked. Lots of other hiccups too. Nothing ever goes smooth.



Those ping times were to boomershoot.org which is physically in Dallas (I think). My remote desktop is actually in the Seattle area but I didn’t have a way to ping off of that location easily. Yeah, I could have used my remote desktop to connect to the router and enable ping responses but I didn’t think of it at the time. The ping times are mostly in the earth to satellite to earth again so it doesn’t really matter much if I’m pinging Dallas or Seattle when we are bouncing off of a piece of metal in orbit.


I’ll have pictures and a signal strength map to post tomorrow. The bottom line is that it will be hard to find a place at Boomershoot 2007 that doesn’t have a free WiFi signal.