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So yesterday was kind of a frustrating day. Sales at the table were decidedly sluggish, which was kind of a bummer after Friday was so huge, but even worse was the drama of the printer. My test-drive at home of the wifi connection to the iPad was smooth as silk, but apparently didn't take into account the fact that wifi provided by convention halls and travel hotels is a wonky and temperamental thing.

All day in the dealer room, the printer kept connecting-then-dropping over and over again, meaning it could not succeed at any task that inolved transferring data-- meaning, it could not succeed at any task. Later in the room, both printer and iPad could see the network beautifully, but neither could see each other. Finally, after 45 minutes on the phone w/ the Marriott help desk guys, the conclusion was reached that, "I dunno, I can't see any reason why it's not working. Some sort of problem with the Client Isolation settings, I guess."

To his credit, the Marriott help desk guy really was trying. And he did eventually enable us to proceed by making it possible for sirfox's laptop to talk to the printer.

Hooray! ...What do you mean you're out of cyan? *facepalm*

Net result: After fighting with it all day, we managed to scan two pictures with it. Hail the conquering heroes.

Anyhow! That's all behind me now. We're headed downstairs to have breakfast with T'Chall, and from there it's checkout and back to the dealer room for what I'm hoping will be a more prosperous day. Then tonight... home! Yay. I miss laurie_robey and mah kitties!

-The Gneech


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Jun. 17th, 2012 12:56 pm (UTC)
Be careful on your drive home!
Jun. 17th, 2012 03:29 pm (UTC)
Hotel WiFi is usually more temperamental than Leona not being asked for an autograph. This is something I learned the hard and painful way.
Jun. 17th, 2012 04:18 pm (UTC)
Cons like AC, where the membership is mainly comprised of folks there for the total weekend, usually display this sort of dealer's den pattern. Friday is busy because nobody wants to miss out on items in limited supply. Saturday is less busy because those items are usually gone and folks are saving cash for food/art show/booze/condoms. Sunday is busier since the con is ending, people now have an idea how much more they can spend, and lots of dealers discount their wares so they have less stock to schlep back home. If a con has a steadier churn rate (Anime Expo and Wondercon being good examples), where lots of new folks show up for just a single day, the dealers tend to be busy throughout the con.

So, here's hoping things perk up for you on the last day!
Jun. 17th, 2012 06:54 pm (UTC)
Ya know, that's remarkably perceptive! I follow that pattern exactly in fact (as a buyer :) with the main exception being on art that goes to auction, as that has it's own built in clock.

Jun. 17th, 2012 08:37 pm (UTC)
So what of the four options are you saving for? ;)
Jun. 17th, 2012 08:35 pm (UTC)
Happy sales to you, until we meet again...
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