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GeneralRe: Feeling a little depressed PinmemberRage9-Jan-13 6:42 
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GeneralHotel Web Access PinmemberMehGerbil9-Jan-13 5:40 
I enjoyed a 10 day trip to Florida over New Years.
Michigan is my home so it was a relief to vacation where it is warm.
 
That said, nothing takes me from that wonderful fuzzy vacation happiness to absolute rage quite as quickly as hotel internet access. The computers were burdened with this ridiculous nanny software that was so restrictive and slow it is beyond me how it could be considered a service. I absolutely detest software used to lock down a computer this way. If it worked by only reducing the speed of the machine to 'glacial' that would be one thing but to offer the hope of one day seeing a webpage but never really quite getting there is unforgivable.
 
The software took 2 minutes to load The Drudge Report.
 
Regardless of how you feel about Matt Drudge the fact of the matter is there are few websites as ridiculously simple and fast loading as his site. Any software that reduces that to a crawl has to really work at failing. The only thing slower was rebooting the machine - I wanted so bad to whip out a Windows DVD and do a complete wipe of the machine right there in the lobby. Why anyone would load up a computer with such awful software is beyond me. I wanted to cry for what the huge burdern the machine was suffering.
 
Advice for the Hotel:
1: If it has to be that bad then don't offer the service at all. It's like opening a restaurant and serving road kill.
 
2: Don't buy software from clowns who sell this 'lock down' service. The people who write that software should be hunted for sport - and that's me being nice because if I wanted to be cruel I'd make them use their own sh*t.
 
3: If you blow 200 million on a hotel spend some coin on getting a good internet service or partner with other hotels and open an internet cafe with a knowlegedable staff. Direct traffic from several hotels to that location. Allow a hotel stay to grant you 1/2hr. of free time per day.
 
4: Use Chromebooks if you have to make things more secure - or virtual machines/wipe the OS every night - whatever.
 
Sheesh.
GeneralRe: Hotel Web Access PinmemberEnnis Ray Lynch, Jr.9-Jan-13 5:48 
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