The Festival begins.

I don’t know what the MTU setting under the Ethernet tab in Network Preferences really does, but setting it to a lower number seems to have worked. A little. It could be pure coincidence, but I am waiting less than an eternity now for pages to load. This can only be a good thing.

The Festival began today. I missed all the afternoon talks; I would have wanted to see Landor’s Design to Desire, but we were in the middle of finalizing the shortlist. The posters for Dentsu’s Asian Creativity talk are up. The booth selling Cannes Lions souvenir t-shirts is in its usual spot. I saw many delegates walking around, turquoise-and-black goodie bags in hand, desperately seeking shops that were open on Sunday. I’ll bring my MBP to the Palais tomorrow. At last, wifi that works! (If it’s like last year they’ll only allow each delegate 20 minutes, but 20 minutes of working wifi is better than 2 hours of non-working wifi. Yes, yes, I know I’m beating this beef of mine to the ground…)