We got our stuff together and made it to the airport in time, so now fizzygeek
and I have some time to kill before our flight to Vegas. Happily, I have managed to bash
together a lashup that lets me use my cellphone to provide internet connectivity to my
laptop via GPRS/EDGE. It's not a supported configuration, but it works fine. All I had to
do was get a USB-phone cable from cellphoneshop.net, grab a driver for MacOS X that
talks to that chipset, configure the phone (T-Mobile's website has a dandy function that
sends the phone config to the phone for you, so that was easy), and talk the computer
into accepting this as a network port (one of the modem scripts that came with the OS
is for a modem so simple and dumb that it works with everything, including this). And
hey presto, internet!
(waves in the general direction of the A/B terminals, in case fortryll is
there waiting for the Boston flight).