Appreciate your wifi

I had virtually no way of posting this

Last night I wanted to post this post but had no way to do it. During the trip to Tennessee we hit a dead zone the size of a metropolis through Ohio, so much so that I didn’t even have enough of a signal to navigate let alone post a blog post. My aunt’s house is so far outside of the city of Greeneville I barely had a reception enough to get a phone call from a potential new business opportunity or my mom. It’s safe to say that I had virtually no way of posting this. Especially when you factor in how hard I make it to sign into my blog to post, my website was having none of these strange IP addresses and insecure connections.

Growing up in a house with great wifi and going to school to study computer science, I have always made wifi a second rate priority. By that I mean that I’ve always had it, it’s always been abundant, and I’ve never even thought about life without it. The past few days, I have felt the wrath of no wifi. I have felt the rage of my friends texting me and not getting a reply in a timely manner because I didn’t even have the ability to text back.

I will say this once, appreciate your damn wifi. Appreciate your internet, your texts, your calls – because I’ll tell you what – you don’t know how much you’ll miss it until it’s gone. Yes, its great to breath the fresh air and be in the great outdoors (or whatever) but it’s not what I’m use to and I flail in the face of dead zones. These dead zones have been some of the worst I’ve seen in my entire life, and it’s safe to say I’m glad that I can find a hotel lobby to sit in to finally make sure this post was posted.

Hopefully I’ll be able to post throughout the rest of this trip as well!

brandon jp scott

My name is Brandon, and I like to make things. I'm a Full Stack Software Engineer and Linux Administrator from Ann Arbor, Michigan. I started programming when some childhood friends and I decided to make a private Ragnarok Online server and host it in my parents basement. I got designated "code guy", fell in love, and never looked back. I started teaching myself as much as I could, and started my first online entity, a non-profit, with a high school classmate. Eventually I took this love to the University of Michigan where I studied Computer Science Engineering and Mathematics. During my time there I was lucky enough to work for two iconic tech companies, Automattic and Google. Currently, I am the Technology Director of Argo Labs, an Ann Arbor based digital engineering, design, videography, and content marketing company aiming to build a more unique web that I cofounded in July 2015 with two of my best friends.

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