I have given the hotel in Venice Beach a second chance. This time I actually met the manager who turned out to be like 16 years or so. (And if he isn't, then I'd really like to have the number of his plastic surgeon.) The wireless is constantly dysfunctional, which might have something to do with the electricity being of a certain 3rd world quality with lights flickering each time the fridge turns on. But anyway, I found besides the hotel's wireless there's another wireless here, very creatively named 'venice'. It's secured, but amazingly my first try for the passkey was accepted (have a guess).
But now to the really interesting part. I've finally met Clifford from Asymptotia, who spent his Sunday taking me on what he called 'The Asymptotia Tour', showing me the nicer places in LA, and, definitly the mayor should pay him for that :-) Clifford turned out to be an entertaining tourist guide, with a cute British accent and a cool hat. Here he is, hat included:
Whether you believe it or not, the photo was taken on a roof top, that of the Walt Disney Concert Hall, which has a really stunning architecture. You might recognize it from this post at Asymptotia. Here is my snapshot of the LA skyline:
Okay, that's it for today from the city of lost angels...
Update: For a revenge photo of my all curly beach hair see also Clifford's post Backreacting Asymptotically.