I really enjoy cooking. I like it because eating is a fundamental part of every human life that everyone can appreciate inherently. I also because there is no “correct method” […]
This year I went to a friends house for Thanksgiving. Instead of going the easy way, I decided to make some pies. Pumpkin is traditional and pecan was requested, so […]
There are enough platinum/exectutive/diamond flyers taking up the reduced space in the first class compartment to guarantee that I, without at least moderate elite status, will not be upgraded.What is a nerd to do?I now pick underutilized flights, get a window seat, and sit sideways with my laptop or reading material hogging the middle seat.As you can see, the windows are behind me…. This also reduces the amount of people who have access to snooping on me while I work.Another win.Things I take with me when I travel in this hostile airport-rich environment:One or more laptops (depending on work being performed)Personal media player with cheap noise canceling headphones (I have an old pair of Aiwas that I purchased 8 years ago for $50 from an electronics chain.)
I run folding@home.I run encryption whenever possible to encourage privacy. I watch c-span and I vote.I am an advocate of quality at all times.I am highly resistant to advertising.
I ran around the National Museum of Rome with my camera here for a while until people started yelling “no video” at me…. I’ll make sure to update this entry later on with a photo gallery of what I saw there.
This is one of the best aquariums I have experienced…. The rays would come to the surface to be petted.
My trip was delayed into the middle of the high tourist season, so I didn’t bother going to the Eiffel Tower or to the Louvre. I just walked around the city, had lunch, and then caught the train to London.