Thursday, May 17, 2012

Does not compute.

Apparently, I was rather technologically forgetful when I packed.  I’ve since realized that I left behind my watch and my iPhone cord.  Fortunately, these seem like fairly easy items to replace.  Better than when I forgot my laptop charger and had to wander around Yonsan to find a replacement.  You’d think I’d have learned my lesson by now.

Half an hour before boarding, I realized my Kindle died.  Here’s what I think happened:  I had gotten a replacement a few weeks ago, as the screen casing on my original one had cracked.  The other day, I got an email confirmation that the old one that I had returned had been received by Amazon.  I think what happened was that in processing the return, Amazon deleted both my old Kindle information and my new Kindle information from my account.  Normally, it’s easy to re-sync the Kindle, but for some reason, the 3G wouldn’t connect, and SFO’s wireless network was too complex for my Kindle’s browser to navigate.  I’m hoping that once I can connect to a regular wireless network, I can re-register and re-sync my kindle, thus getting all my books back and restoring 3G capabilities.

Though it’s made for a very boring flight.  It’s also brought to notice the glaring lack of services and amenities Delta’s international flights provide.  Each time, I vow I won’t fly them internationally.  But then, maybe this time it’ll be different. Maybe it was just the last flight route that was crappy.  Maybe flying west rather than east will make a difference.  Nope.  Again, you’d think I’d have learned my lesson.  But we’re just an hour and a half from landing in Tokyo, and a few more hours till Incheon.  Maybe the international-international flight from Japan from Korea will be better…