In the Airport, waiting, again….

On a swing through the maritimes at UG meetings... Halifax, Fredericton, and St. John's NFLD. Great meetings all, with largest number of attendees at each, and people really loved the content (Security). We covered Cross-site scripting attacks, Cononicalization attacks, and SQL Injection attacks... People are generally blown away when they see the ease of using these attacks to compromise sites. On any platform, web server, database, and browser.

So I'm currenty enduing my second day of flight delays of 3 hours with Air CaXXXX. They tell you they're delayed when you check in, but don't say sorry, or anything, don't even off to give you a food court coupon or anything for your troubles. I think I need to send a letter in. The only positive is that the St. John's airport at least as free WiFi access everywhere, so I can do some work.

Next steps, I'll be posting a sample deployment report from Visual Studio Team System. I keep meaning to copy the report from the VPC image before shutting it down... Next time, I'll remember. The deployment report is actually pretty amazing. You can generally hand the report to a server guy, and say, "hey, go build this server, install these services, and configure them all with these settings." Really powerful, and it'll be even more so when combined with RIS and other deployment technologies to automate server deployment and configuration.

Next post, hopefully.

Now, I'm going to listen to my (ABSOLUTELY NOT AN) iPOD. 🙂


Comments (4)

  1. Matt Brooks says:

    You’re quite right about Air Canada’s unsympathetic stance towards its own tardiness. I’ve noticed that in the past. Air port delays are common, but I’ve never thought it would be too much to ask for at least a half-hearted apology for it, following the announcement of yet another delay. But, if you’re in Canada what other options do you really have to fly?!

  2. CrashR says:

    <quote>But, if you’re in Canada what other options do you really have to fly?</quote>

    CanJet, WestJet, JetsCo are viable options.

    By the way, I just fly from Halifax to Toronto and had a two hour delay due to Weather. They delayed boarding for 1 hour and then boarded us. The pilot then came on to inform us that Traffic had delayed him a further hour. Then the pursor told us that they would start the movie right there and open the bar (which they did). They were on the intercom every 5 min explaining any changes and after we got in the air letting us know of connecting flights. They apologised many times including on exit. I thought they provided excelent service by keeping us informed. I know they didn’t use to be like that.

    By the way. Halifax airport also has free wireless by Aliant.

  3. I had similar experience last week too – my flight got detoured to Halifax to drop off some passengers that had gotten stranded the night before in SJ. I could have tolerated that (kinda) but we ended up then getting stuck on the runway in Hali for an hour. No wireless on runway. 🙁

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