random news: free starbucks wi-fi, NY vote recount

Just some random quick news. For instance, have you seen that Starbucks is dropping T-Mobile as it's wi-fi provider? The old $6 hourly pricing was obviously aimed at business expense accounts - I never used it. The new deal is with Wayport (ATT), and will offer two free hours of wi-fi if you use a Starbucks Card to pay. Smart business for them, free wi-fi for me.

And here's the NY Times:

Black voters are heavily represented in the 94th Election District in Harlem’s 70th Assembly District. Yet according to the unofficial results from the New York Democratic primary last week, not a single vote in the district was cast for Senator Barack Obama.

Zero votes? And if it only happened once, it would be simple mistake. But it didn't. Read more.

I returned to Chicago (DCA to ORD - UA625) on a unexpectedly delayed flight last night. Why? Because a woman refused to get off the plane. Seriously. We didn't understand why the boarding process hadn't begun until the third cop showed up (on a Segway). They would all hurry through the closed door to jet-way, apparently down there trying to coax her off the plane. Who knew that was a thing?