Monthly Archives: April 2014

Complete Internet

It seems there are quite a few websites out there that let you set up your vacation plans all from a single site.  You can find the hotel where you want to stay, your car, and everything else all from the same page.  That seems pretty useful, I think, and I know of a few sites like that off the top of my head.

I was thinking, though, that I wonder what is going to happen to the actual company websites.  Like, instead of going to a hotel’s website to book your hotel, you can just do it from one of those other sites.  I know it all goes to the same reservation regardless no matter how you do it, but it just seems like things might be getting made a bit more involved than they have to.

I mean, it’s cool that you can do it and all.  I’m not tryign to say that it’s not useful.

And when you’ve got the site available to set up everything at once, it is probably the best way to do it.

I think that it’s probably one of those things where there are going to be a few pages like that and then it’s going to sort of change into something else.  I don’t know what, but that’s how the internet goes.

There is probably a lot of work for travel website designers, too, since they have to get everything set up and make sure that all of the different things people might want are available.  They also probably have to plan everything out so that it works in a way that makes it easy for the user.

And I bet it’s one of those things where you have to get all the different information to be able to go to all the different pages so that you can see the hotel choices while you’re looking at where you want to go, etc.  And the website has to be able to do that without letting the user know what is going on, because they just want to make their pick.

This is definitely an interesting concept, though, and I think that we will probably experience it even more as developers come up with more ideas to give consumers what they want.  It will probably go to simplify things even more, I suppose.  The coolest part of all of this, though, is that it is something that we can all experience.

Going Wireless

So I need to get some wireless internet.  We are using a wired router that works really well, but it’s wired, so, yeah.  That means I can’t grab my laptop and go into the other room because I have no way of picking up a wireless signal.  So the researching for new routers has begun.

It needs to have good security.

I don’t want anyone using my signal without me knowing.  Of course, if I know someone I might share with them but I don’t want random people doing that.  I also don’t want anyone connecting to it and doing something they shouldn’t be.

It needs to be easy to use.

I know there are some fancy computer things out there but I basically just want to be able to plug it in and have it work.  I  don’t want any fancy setup or menus or weird screen s or anything.  If it’s not easy to use, well, next!

It needs to work well.

I have used WiFi before where the signal wasn’t very strong.  If I am watching a website load I want it to finish loading.  So I need to make sure that whatever I get works well.

Linksys.  Cisco.  Netgear.  How do I know which one is the best?  I have no idea.  I’ve been trying to read about them online but it’s hard to find info about which one may work the best because everyone has their own opinions.  I was reading this site: and it made the Netgear one sound pretty good but I’m just not sure.  I know my friend said that he has been using one that he’s been having good luck with but I don’t know what brand it is.  I’m sure they are probably all pretty decent but it’s one of those things where I want to get it set up and then leave it at that.  So I’m going to see if I can find any more information about which one might be the right option for me and then I’m going to go ahead and get one of those and hope that I can get it set up without needing to call my friend and have him come do it.  But as long as I can get it working then I think I will probably be happy with it and I’ll be able to use my laptop in the other room which will be pretty nice.