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May 4th, 2007

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01:51 pm - Two down
My first two job interviews for the day are complete. I'm taking a short break at the downtown Mpls library while waiting for the next. I have about 90 minutes to go and about three blocks to walk to get to the next one.

Interestingly, the downtown library's underground parking ramp accommodates our van. The van has a 7 foot-something height and the clearance in the ramp is 8 feet, 2 inches. Most parking ramps have a clearance of 6 feet and a few inches, aimed mainly at smaller passenger vehicles. The library must have some requirements for various vans and panel trucks to get into their ramp.

There is free wireless here at the library, allowing me to add this entry on my MacBook. Strangely, the chat application I use (Adium) seems unable to connect to any of my various accounts. Must be being blocked by a network rule somewhere.

The first two interviews went well. It was difficult to tell with the second but they seemed generally pleased. The first said they'd get back to me on Monday.

One more interview to go. With some luck, I could be employed by this time next week!

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Date:May 4th, 2007 08:07 pm (UTC)
If I was setting up a free wi-fi spot, I would block chat protocols too.


Not because I don't want people talking with their friends, but because chat, especially IRC, is often used as a command and control channel for botnets.
Date:May 5th, 2007 04:12 am (UTC)

Chat protocols at free wi-fi spots

The AIM servers listen on port 80, the same port your web browser uses... next time you're in that situation, try setting Adium to use port 80 in your account's preferences. Similarly, MSN can "Connect via HTTP".
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Date:May 5th, 2007 04:26 am (UTC)
I wonder if the library parking garage was built with more clearance because of handicapped accessibility requirements? It's a recent building, built with government money - I wouldn't be surprised to find out that there's a magic number out there claiming 'you must have this much clearance in your parking ramp to be considered handicap-accessible'.
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Date:May 5th, 2007 01:00 pm (UTC)
Knock 'em dead!

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