I co-presented a 1.5 hour class this evening in Oklahoma City at a local church entitled “Tech Talk,” which addressed a wide variety of questions people had about digital photography, DVRs, iPods, Internet searching, and more.
I had presented for this “Discoveries” class series previously, but addressed Internet Safety. During those sessions, I utilized the church’s WiFi network and was able to share all the web-based resources I needed to during sessions. Tonight, however, we learned just before our presentation began that the church had not only changed their secure WiFi password, but also had apparently installed or moved their public access points further away from the classroom we were assigned. The result? We could get online via the local WiFi (after Eric scrambled to get the new password) but the Internet connectivity speed was horrible as well as intermittent. Since our workshop depended almost entirely on Internet access, this was a potential recipe for disaster.
Thankfully, I learned to BYOB at the OTA conference this past February. As a result, I can say (with only a little hyperbole) that my Sierra Wireless card “saved my life” tonight during our presentation. 🙂 As I wrote in February, “The burn of a stove is a memorable instructor.”
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