Saturday, May 26, 2007

Here and there: wireless, google sms, and online booking

Wireless. Yeah, setting up wireless network was one easy thing back then. All walls are made with drywall and floors are also wooden - the reason why I'm pretty sure the friggin' thick concrete wall is the culprit. Router on the third floor, interrupted-less signal on the first floor. Nice.

Google SMS. Toward 2004 and 2005, I was so addicted to Google SMS. The two most important for me were driving direction and local listing. Get the destination address, and there you go. No more printing from mapquest or google map. Same for local listing. Type, for example, a restaurant name and get the address and phone number - and continue with driving direction.

Online booking (hotels). Internet connection and credit card, that's it. Either for tomorrow or next month, book it at midnight or at any time. Here, now, things are a bit different with the online bookings. Though it's an "online reservation", someone will get back in 24 hours to confirm - it can be a yes or no. If it's a no, it's a 2-day lost. Now I prefer travel agent, for the sake of immediate answer. But they don't really operate after hours.