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TDIFest 2012 Discussion about TDIFest 2012 on the Labour Day weekend (August 31st to September 2nd, 2012) in Ypsilanti (Ypsi), Michigan.

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Old December 26th, 2011, 16:07   #61
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May we know which hotel/motel it will be located at so we can at least make room reservations?
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Old December 26th, 2011, 17:11   #62
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The Ypsilanti Marriott at Eagle Crest. We will have a custom website for reservations in a few weeks.
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Old December 26th, 2011, 17:20   #63
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The Ypsilanti Marriott at Eagle Crest. We will have a custom website for reservations in a few weeks.
And valet parking on site?
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Old December 26th, 2011, 17:54   #64
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Old December 26th, 2011, 19:00   #65
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Old December 27th, 2011, 10:25   #66
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And valet parking on site?
I hope parking will be included/free. At the 20th Miata Anniversary in 2009, the event almost collapsed when the resort tried to back out of including parking by requiring attendees pay whenever they left the parking area. Since the event included several drives, when that happened those of us who had registered started asking for our money back. The event organizers were able to talk the resort out of that idea. Why is it that these big resorts with multi-millions of dollars behind them charge for every little item such as WiFi access? Its funny that the smaller motels (both chain & independent) have free WiFi access for guests, but the big resorts charge their guests for it.
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Old December 27th, 2011, 10:48   #67
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Not only does it seem funny they charge for WiFi, but in this day and age where so many people have their own mobile hot-spots, you'd think they'd not bother.
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Old December 27th, 2011, 11:42   #68
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An employee at the local Verizon store suggested I download an app called pdanet for my Droid. It's a free download and allows you to tether to your computer, without paying any fees to Verizon. So unless the hotel is in a dead cell zone, I won't be paying for wifi.
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Old December 27th, 2011, 12:19   #69
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Not only does it seem funny they charge for WiFi, but in this day and age where so many people have their own mobile hot-spots, you'd think they'd not bother.
I find there's an inverse relationship between the "level" of the hotel and charging for WiFi. Marriott Fairfield doesn't. Courtyard doesn't. Full service Marriotts do.
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Very cool...should be around this Labor Day....if so I'm in.
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Old December 27th, 2011, 15:34   #71
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An employee at the local Verizon store suggested I download an app called pdanet for my Droid. It's a free download and allows you to tether to your computer, without paying any fees to Verizon.
Thanks for this info! I'm going to try this out on a trip soon. I've downloaded and installed the software. I wonder how VZW can tell you've tethered without an app while unable to track your usage with PDANet. Must be some phone magic.

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If I only want internet that weekend I'll stay home.
Isn't TDIFest, like other local and regional GTG, about getting out from behind the electronics?

Maybe it's time to re-evaluate your priorities for Labo(u)r Day weekend.
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If I only want internet that weekend I'll stay home.
Isn't TDIFest, like other local and regional GTG, about getting out from behind the electronics?

Maybe it's time to re-evaluate your priorities for Labo(u)r Day weekend.
Jon, you really should stay home!! you been to too many Fests anyway!
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Parking and WiFi are free.
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