[quote=“Mindcrime”]If you know of any good coffee shops or tea houses with plenty of outlets, electricity to spare and an accomodating staff by God let me know lest I lose my mind and murder some poor hapless fuzzy-headed bespeckled chap.
Best hit I’ve had so far (I’m also laboring under a weighty notebook and peripherals) was a coffee shop near Shita – I don’t have the address, but I can tell you how to get there (good luck!!):
On Hoping Road, head west from the Shita library (the round building) on that side of the road. There is a small side street on the left with a police substation on the corner – turn left and go in. There are a few coffee shops on the right hand side. The very computer-friendly one (they even pointed out ANOTHER outlet for me when I moved outside to be with a friend after using their electricity for several hours on one pot of tea!) is the farthest one on that first block, on your right. They have a table or two outside in front with crushed stone on the ground and these plants where, when you touch their leaves, they crumple up in protest. Not a very good description I know but I’ll hook by there when I get back to Taipei and get the address if you need it.
Now, I try to just carry my Palm and keyboard instead, which gets me out of the outlet wars, but it is nice to be able to do programming, for example, which I can do only with my notebook. I’ll be awaiting your list with great interest!!