Thanks for reading.
7/24/05 20:30 CDT (7/25/05 01:30 GMT)
We're in a college town that was once the state capitol. Actually the motel where we're staying is in the town next door. I've discovered there's a cafe with wifi down the road. I've also discovered their phone number in the yellow pages isn't any good. I've decided not to sweat updating till midmorning tomorrow CDT, which means in excess of twelve hours later than schedule. It may be like this till I get home. (But it won't mean forfeiting the Daily Grind contest. I'll still be updating each day well ahead of the 23:59 PDT deadline.)
But the battery in Junior, my laptop, can't hold a charge for spit (which is
why Junior's my laptop and the newer, more robust laptop belongs to the
law student lawyer in the household). Taking Junior to a wifi place is
second best, unless I can plug him in. I think that's a possibility -
at least, I think I recall that the newly remodeled McDonald's at home has
wifi and a table of seating with outlets, and if it does that may mean other
places have had the same thought. If not though, when I get there, I'll be
constrained to update AKOTAS first, do what I can next, and forego
such of my usual daily nettage as I can't get to before Junior conks out,
which I suspect'd be most of it. I hope if anyone misses me they'll think to
check here because I don't know how much else I'll get done with the rest of
the paltry time I'll have.
But I'd prefer a place that'll rent me computer time at an hourly rate, on a
Windows PC where I can connect to the 'net and plug in my USB flash drive.
My attempts to find such a place have yet only turned up the wifi cafe. Even
looking in the phone directory for Kinko's (or under Fedex-Kinko's) has
brought no joy. But perhaps, if there are 'net stations available to the
public at the university library, I can do my FTPing at the wifi cafe and the
rest of my 'netting at the library. Stay tuned.
Arthuriana sources I use or recommend:
Arthuriana - the Journal of Arthurian Studies; the website of the quarterly journal of the North American Branch of the International Arthurian Society.
The Camelot Project at the University of Rochester.
Camelot In Four Colors: A Survey of the Arthurian Legend in Comics
Mystical-WWW - The Arthurian A2Z knowledge Bank which has encyclopedically-arranged entries on the characters of the Arthurian legends.
Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table, Volume 1 and Volume 2.