Rhode Island (08/19/03)
Last updated 9/26/03
On our way from NY to Boston, we stopped to spend the night with Pammi
auntie, one of my mom's college friends, and her family in Rhode Island
(near Brown University). We'd like to thank Pammi auntie and Arvind
uncle for their hospitality during our visit. While we didn't get to do
any sight-seeing, we had a nice time talking to Pammi auntie and spend
quite a bit of time talking with Shawn (shown below). I got to put on
my sysadmin hat trying to get our laptop online using their wireless
router. Eventually it turned out that their cable ISP was having issues
with 2 of its 3 DNS servers leading to an odd flaky connection that
wasn't dead, but wasn't quite right either (you techies out there
probably know what I mean... going to google works 1 out of 5 times,
but enter the IP and magically everything works well... till you need a
reverse DNS query, when you have problems all over again... sigh).
Anyhow, it was a very nice time. Also their dog, Cassius Clay (ex
Muhammed Ali in case you didn't know) is quite a character... he likes
sniffing the AC vents on the floor (maybe it's the freeon, maybe it's
the cold, who knows...), and also went nuts everytime I beeped the
Vette's car alarm -- he would run and try to attack the tires, trying
to find the source of the noise. Another funny thing was seeing him
chase around the light from a laser-pointer -- supposedly you need to
keep moving the dot, because if he ever "catches" it, he'll try to
"attack" it, and end up banging his head on the ground. An altogether
adorable dog with plenty of character -- no offense to all of you cat
owners, but I've *never* seen a cat with even a tenth of the character
this dog had... and that's just from a single day's worth of exposure.
Thanks to the Suri family for a wonderful stop on our way to Boston --
sorry we couldn't stay longer to experience more of what Rhode Island
had to offer.
The hospitable Suri family.