Early Morning Wreck

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Hello Folks,

Well, I'm not too happy a camper. I got up dark and early this morning and went down to the lodge to get my computers set up. The Internet guy they have at this place can't seem to get things right, and at this point, the wireless network doesn't seem to be working at all. I've tried all kinds of things – – including taking Internet cables out of the computers in the lodge that do work and trying them in my own machines, and still, no dice. It's as if they've made it so that only entitled machines can get access.

This is quite distressing for me, because today is a big day. If I'm effectively off the Internet, well, there goes my trading day. It's especially distressing since the jobs report just came out, and the market is already going through all kinds of weird spasms (I saw it go from positive 10 to neutral in the span of seconds, so clearly the interpretation of the jobs report is muddied).

The only reason I'm able to put up this post is because I'm using one of the Macintoshes they have hard-wired to the network, typing on what has to be the world's smallest keyboard.

The bottom line for you is that I may be off of Slope until Saturday. I need to actually drive to a Starbucks (groan) half an hour from here to try to at least get the basics situated for the day.

– Tim

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