Monday, August 25, 2008

I Might Be A Demanding Asshole

So far, not super impressed with the Big Tent's power availability. I just don't understand how you claim to set up a widely advertised 'blogger lounge' and then provide a minimum of power outlets, half of which do not work. Bloggers keep getting up to leave so they can go find a hallway or some coffee place to do their posts. What's odd is that all the TV monitors seem to have plenty of power ...

I complained to my blogger neighbors and got a lot of cooing sympathy: "Well, they are doing the best they can. I mean, this is a lot of people."

In my head, I'm screaming, "What the fuck are you talking about? That's like picking up a six pack of beer and then inviting 12 of your best friends over!!!" There's really no excuse. LAME.

6 comments:

fyrchk said...

If you had roadies, you would have long extension cords or battery back-up packs or something.

And, I'd have that damn t-shirt!

Kath said...

I hear ya. Ran into the same thing at Yearly Kos.

The devil is in the details!

Hoping I get to actually SEE you tomorrow.

:-)

ClizBiz said...

Yeah, this is an all-hands-on deck kinda gig. However, I have found a secret sanctuary in the Progressives Now office. There are so many people here that I just blend in. I never thought I could be so seduced by a power outlet.

Kath said...

I know the feeling! One of these days I am investing in a solar charger so I will have more options.

See you soon!! ( I hope!!)

Mat said...

I love the idea of you furtively scoping out various locations for a power outlet you could harness for your own personal purposes. I can see the look on your face. Determined. A little sneaky.

I've done it at many airports and trade shows, and getting away with it is half the fun.

ClizBiz said...

Sneaky? Maybe a little. When it comes to events like this, it's Darwin, baby. Survival of most charged laptop.