So I’m in New Orleans at this convention with a little Toshiba laptop running XP Home. To my horror, I have no development platform (XP Home won’t run IIS). That hasn’t stopped me from coding as I have EditPlus and I can upload from dial-up the hotel, but still.
This morning I went network hunting at the convention center, Cat 5 cable in hand. I tried five RJ-45 jacks before I got a link light. Pure joy. The hotel had a DHCP server, and I was online in about 10 seconds. I’m writing this cross-legged on the floor in the corner of a huge meeting hall. I’m staying here until I’m discovered.
It’s been 10 minutes, and I’ve downloaded Apache 2, PHP 4.3, Perl 5.6, Soap::Lite, HTML::Template, and MySQL 4. Life…is…good.