The Suck Of Staying In Hotels

Posted by on February 11, 2011 at 12:18 pm


So, I’m out of town for the next 4 days for a business conference (Who does conferences over a weekend? Seriously?) and the resort I am staying at has a secure proxy to the interwebs…pretty much like every other hotel in the world. Except that this one has a major problem.

“What’s the problem?” you ask. Well, I’ll tell you.

The problem is that it doesn’t work with Google Chrome.


Yeah, it doesn’t like Chrome.

I would think that, in today’s day and age, updates for security and access software would roll off the assembly line like bullets did in WWII. Apparently I’m wrong, though, since this place still hasn’t put anything in place which will allow one of the top 4 browsers to access the internet.

Who does that?!

So here I am, using FireFox which is vastly preferable to I.E. but vastly inferior to Chrome, in my opinion, and it took me 15 minutes to even get THAT working.

Also, no wireless except in the lounge so I’m stuck on a leash.

BUT, at least I can connect and continue to amuse and entertain (annoy?) all of you with my shenanigans.

Let this serve as a cautionary tale to all of you, though. Make sure you have a backup browser when you go to stay in a hotel. Your favorite browser may not work.

Heads up!

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  • The bigger question is, is the internet free? When we were at the Beverly Hilton they wanted $10/day! IN A 5 STAR HOTEL!

  • Standard at this hotel is $12.75 per day for interwebs but it’s comped.