As I've posted before, I've been doing the laptop cafe thing for awhile. Here are a few little bits of wisdom I've picked up. Use them wisely.
10 - It's impossible to sound masculine when ordering a latte.
9 - If you have to answer a call of nature, bring your laptop with you. If you ask someone to watch it for you, they will always say yes before promptly forgetting about it.
8 - The girl smiling and cooing at her computer screen is talking to her boyfriend on skype.
7 - Get there before 9:30 AM if you want any hope of getting a table near an outlet.
6 - You can coast in a cafe all day on one cup of coffee, but it won't make you well-liked by the staff.
5 - People might look like they are doing important things on their laptops, but half of them are just updating their facebook status.
4 - Free wifi sounds like mana from heaven, but in a crowded cafe (with dozens of laptops) you might as well be on 300 baud dialup.
3 - The people you think are weird are thinking that you are just as weird.
2 - Nobody actually cares what you are doing on your laptop, no matter how interesting you think it is.
1 - Rainy days + warm cafe + sweet jazz music = best work environment ever.