Free WiFi on Delta Flights

If you happen to fly frequently with Delta Airlines, you might enjoy my recent finding. I just flew back from my vacation yesterday on a Delta flight from Atlanta to San Jose (SJC) and found an easy way to get free wifi for any of your iOS devices.

Note, this might work for all devices including your laptop but I only tried it from my iPhone and iPad.

How to get free WiFi on Delta Airline Flights?

  1. Connect to the gogoinflight wifi
    gogoinflight
  2. Open your browser of choice and try to access any website. The gogo website will automatically open.
    gogo website
  3. Select Watch for Free and the movie and TV selection will open up.
    gogo movies
  4. Select any movie or TV show and hit the Watch Now button.
    gogo watch now
  5. Fill in the CAPTCHA and hit submit. You are now connected to the gogo Wifi and all messaging apps should work and also your emails.gogo captcha

If the internet connection stops working, just re-run the steps above and you’ll get reconnected to the internet.

Finally in the Top 100 vBlogs

Today Eric Siebert from vSphere-land announced the final results of the Top vBlog 2016 competition.

For the readers who aren’t familiar with the Top vBlog competition, it is all about best content and frequency of content. Last year I wasn’t even on the list to be voted for. However, this year I made it on the list and I’m ranked 72 out of 321 blogs.

Not bad at all. I’m super excited and thankful for everyone who took the time to vote for me and my blog. You are the reason I’m sharing my stories and my knowledge.

A special thank you to Eric Siebert, who made this happen!

vsphere-land-top-vblog2016-logo

First Roadtrip with the 72 VW Bus

Wawona01

Every couple of months, I want to publish a blog post from my life besides my job and today’s datacenter virtualization. Today, I want to share some pictures of my latest trip.

About 2 weeks ago, we finally made our first road trip with the Bus (1972 VW Bay Windows Bus).
Our destination was Yosemite National Park in California. Read More

Attachments

Childhood Dream – 1972 VW Bay Window Bus

For people who know me, this might not be news but I recently purchased a 1972 VW Bay Window Bus.
I always admired these vehicles and after I moved 3 years ago to California and picked up surfing, I figured it is time to follow your dream.

72 VW BUS

IMG_0575

IMG_0612

As you can see, it is not perfect. But this is what I love about it. At least, there’s very little rust.
Over the next few months, I plan on doing a few minor repairs:

  • Replace Fuel Gauge Sending Unit – currently the fuel gauge is not working
  • Install a camper bed – As shown here
  • Replace the oil plug, which is currently leaking
  • Repair the starter, the solenoid is stuck often
  • Remove and fix a small area which has rust

So far, I have only repaired the locks on the drivers and passenger door, the breaking light and the dome light.
My friends and family know that I am probably the worst car mechanic in the world. I hate getting my hands dirty and prefer to just drive my car to the next mechanic and pay for a simple oil change.

When I bought the bus, I realized that I will have to become a car mechanic, otherwise it will be too expensive to keep the bus running.

First, I bought How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive – A Manual Of Step-by-Step Procedures For The Compleat Idiot , by John Muir:

htkyva

I would recommend everyone with an air-cooled Volkswagen, to get a copy of this book. It is perfect for people with no or very little knowhow. It helped me three times already and it is worth every cent!
The book has been useful a few times already:

  • Ran out of gas because the fuel gauge does not work
  • Got towed because the starter didn’t want to start anymore
  • Had to leave the car at Safeway because the starter didn’t want to start anymore

For the starter issue, I already found the cause, a stuck solenoid, and a possible solution. I will go on my first proper road trip with this gem in April and will report back how it went.
If I don’t update my blog after the first week of April, I might still be stuck somewhere in the woods with the Bus.

How I Got Started With Surfing

When I started this blog, I decided not to post just about virtualization but also about my personal life and the things which belong to it. As some of you might already know, I am a big fan of surfing and try to watch every tournament and practice whenever possible. I started surfing in October 2013 when my friend Jeremy Sallee, a UI/UX designer, introduced me to the sport. Since then I have been out in the water almost every weekend. My first session ever has been at Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica,CA with 6ft waves. I can tell you, that’s not the best condition for a noob who doesn’t know what he’s doing out there in the water.

Currently I ride a 8ft longboard with a 3-fin setup. The length of the board provides the stability of a typical longboard and the 3-fin setup allows easier and quicker turns like on a shortboard. After almost one year of surfing, I start to feel comfortable taking 5-6ft waves with my board. However, later this year, I plan a transition to a shorter, egg shaped, board.

Two weeks ago, I went out for another session at Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica, CA. The day started out perfect with some great breakfast and then a good 2.5h session in the water. I caught some nice 2-5ft waves and luckily, I recorded some of my experience with a GoPro.