Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Dubuque, Dubuque

Off to attend some lectures in Dubuque. And computer-free for the duration. 'Twouldn't do any good to take my ThinkPad "with" (as they say up here in northeastern Iowa when they mean "with me"). Would I have wireless access down there in Dubuque? No idea, and I've never gotten around to getting a wireless card, anyhow. At the hotel where I'm staying, I did once a couple of years ago get Internet access through the TV set in the room. Horrid resolution, about like the CGA graphics I remember from a friend's IBM PC XT back circa 1985. And they charged extra for it.

Speaking of localisms, down in Dubuque people say "youse" when they mean "you, plural."


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