Through all the travels I've done, I've become accustomed to the idea that, no matter how I prepare for a trip, there will be something I will probably leave out.
Because of this, I try to keep a mental list of the important things, and check and recheck if I got all of those.
This time I forgot the codecs.
I mean ... I took over an hour choosing between my unseen films and copying them to one of the laptops I carry (thank FSM these things are small!).
Then, I tried actually watching one of them, only to discover I have no codecs.
Thank the gods of the internetz for free wireless connections! :)