I broke a promise. It was unintentional. You see, I'd vowed to blog every day at the 23rd Annual ACFE Fraud Conference. Unfortuately, I made my hotel reservations a little later than usual. The rooms at the convention site, Gaylord Palms, were sold out for the first four nights. I opted for the Caribe Royal, the alternate hotel suggested by the good folks at Gaylord.
Caribe Royal was disappointing. $10/day for internet access, shuttles that run every 15 minutes (except most hours), and a staff that has never even heard the name Dale Carnegie. Internet, after paying $70 for the week long package, never worked. One brief period on Monday morning the internet fired up, other than that...nada. Shuttle service did not run when advertised, resulting in $20 cap fares each way to Gaylord Palms, $40 each way to City Walk. I walked into the lobby to inquire about the internet outage (absence) and talked to the lady behind the counter. She said, "you'll have to call tech support" (which is outsourced to someplace where English is - maybe - a second language, at best). This was 6:00 am. As I turned to go back to my room and call India, the lady behind the counter said, "Next time, don't forget your shoes."
Anyway, I have been effectively sans internet for the past four days. Thus, the excessive tweeting. I'll post about the conference tomorrow morning.