Monday, October 27, 2014

Heading to Indianapolis

On Sunday afternoon, I left central PA and headed for Indianapolis. I know that I've been here before but it all only vaguely familiar. The last time, I stayed on the IUPU (Indiana University Purdue University) campus in their hotel management facility. This time, I'm near the convention center in a Marriott. Quite a change. This is the view looking towards downtown Chicago in the distance shortly after take off.

Over three hours waiting around the Chicago airport felt like a really long time. Especially since they seem to enjoy shuffling people around. I arrived at L6B, next flight was at G2B, then G21, then L6B. I was told that this was a common occurrence in Chicago. Kind of a long day for not too many miles. I just found out that Chicago to Indianapolis is only 183 miles. I could've driven there in less time. This is just a snapshot looking out the window while waiting for the elevator.

This morning, the 2014 Technology Exchange, sponsored by Internet2 and ESnet, began. Lots of familiar faces and quite a few new ones as well. Not too much going on this morning since they shuffled the schedule around a bit. One of the interesting announcements from Google last week with another two-factor authentication option using a physical USB key. The current time based system using their phone app works well as long as you have an accurate clock. I'm tempted to try it out though it obviously won't work on the phone app as there are no USB ports.


  1. The Chicago airport doesn't sound like much fun, but hopefully the conference will make up for it.

    1. The Chicago airport always seems hot and crowded just about everytime I've been through there.

  2. You're in my part of the world now. I was born and raised due west in central IL. Same landscape, same weather, same people for the most part.

    Indianapolis will have some good restaurants!

  3. Richard I'm not sure how you keep the airport gates all straight ... they are like unfathomable mazes to me. Enjoy your time in the windy city. I was sucked into the freeway traffic vortex once and I didn't enjoy it, but I thought I'd like to go back as a pedestrian sometime - just because.