Can’t connect to wifi on your Chromebook when you stay at Radisson hotel because of their captive portal? No, it’s not just a matter of finding a non-SSL page to start your connection like with many other captive portals.

If you’re on a Chromebook, every few (5 - 60?) seconds, Radisson’s wifi connection will cut out, tell you you’re not online, and ask you to click to reconnect. In Gothenburg, Sweden, this happened every 2-5 seconds. Here in Riga, Latvia, it’s more like 8-15 seconds, but I can sometimes get as much as a full minute between connection drops. Reading Radisson hotel reviews on TripAdvisor, I can see this is also a problem for travellers in the U.S.

Here’s what I did to “approximate a working wifi connection” on my Chromebook at Radisson hotels. Maybe someone from Radisson will see this and upgrade their wifi system!

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Google Photos is great for storing your photos. It’s even becoming pretty good at sharing select photos with select people. But still, the problem for many of us from the Picasa Web Album days is displaying our albums publicly.

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Unexpectedly, I’ve been doing most of my blog post editing directly via a browser while logged into Gitlab.com instead of using an Android markdown editor. I wanted to revisit my options, however, so here goes a post composed via MrHyde.

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A quick post to announce a very exciting thing:

I have an app, and now you can have it, too!

Get IF Timer now, or read more about it first. . .

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I sat down to write a post about setting up my Twitter client on my phone, but this post quickly became about the app I’m using to write this post, instead.

My first post written from the Chromebook used the Android app JotterPad as a markdown editor. This time, I’m using the other app that made the cut when I was evaluating apps a few months ago: MarkdownX.

Let the showdown begin…

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