How to Get Free In-Flight Wifi This Season
So, in case you haven’t flown and/or live under a rock, you’ll be glad to hear that airplanes are now offering wifi. Great! you say, thinking immediately of how you’ll waste those hours on your flight back to sunny California (bastards) or to snowy Virginia. Maybe you’ll Facebook it up? Little bit of TextsFromLastNight?
Yeah. Almost makes me want to fly.
EXCEPT. The airplanes are charging for this. But, luckily our friends over Gizmodo have solved this dilemma by posting a collection of codes you can enter to get wifi for free (so write them down ahead of time). I have no way of testing these, but I hope they work! Let me know one way or the other. Caveat: only admissable on wifi offering carriers.
(Edit: And only on US domestic flights, or so gripes my france-living BFF, who will be stuck with normal things like drinking and reading books to drown out the noise of the child two rows up).
Twilight: New Moon, in LOLCats
Yes. It is as awesome as you think it is.
Things That Piss Me Off: Gendered Gift Guides
So this is not the first time I’ve run across gendered-gift guides. Practically every magazine in my living room has a gift guide, seperated by “for Him” and “for Her.” I HATE THIS. Just because I am female-bodied and identify as a woman means that I obviously need a make-up kit. No! So let’s do a comparison: Men vs. Women
In WiseBread’s List of “8 Gifts the Man in Your Life Really Wants”, I am told to purchase for my presumed-male significant other (among other things) an iphone, a LED Headlamp, and a decent pocket knife. Also (WANT THIS), a Tauntan Sleeping Bag.
Yes. Because women never want pocket knives. Or a means by which to defend themselves. Or iphones. Yes, women hate iphones. Find them to be silly bits of incomprehensible gadget fluff. And men only want hard, metal-y things, full of geeky potential.
In Gizmodo’s List of “8 Gifts for Girlfriends Neglected by Tech-Addicted Boyfriends”, I was told that I would love to receive a New Super Mario Brother Wii and a AsusO!Play. Both of these are, indeed, things that I would like to receive. However, check out some of the phrasing. On the Wii game, we are informed that: “You [sic] girlfriend might hate Modern Warfare 2, but if there’s any game that will turn a game-averse girl into a trash-talking controller jockey, it’s this one.” Because, you know, girls don’t like games. At all. Never. Not even that time I whupped yo’ ass at…oh yeah, that was supposed to stay between you and me, honey, right?
Even more insulting is the language about the AsusO!Play. Quote: “Getting a gadget for a gadget-wary girl might seem like an obvious blunder, but think about it: with this thing, you can stream downloaded movies and TV shows to your TV that you can watch together! As long as you are well prepared with some of her favourite movies and shows (emphasis mine), you’ll be able to sneak in some gadget-lust fulfillment in a way that you can enjoy it together instead of by yourself. A novel thought!” Because, of course, she wouldn’t be interested in the mere idea of an awesome DVR. No, you have to download some shows onto it too. Maybe just download some Pirates, dude, and see what happens. *Sweet smile*