Flyertalk really needs a “Like” button…

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I gotta travel soon.

It’s been a while since the dollar has been this strong in places I’d like to visit (or visit again), which is weird given the economy, but whatever. US$1.4 = 1 UK pound (just better, actually!) US$1 = nearly 35 baht US$1 = nearly 3.5 Argentine pesos The Canadian and Australian dollars, and the Euro… Continue reading I gotta travel soon.

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More Tokyo pics

From today’s trip to Akihabara and Shibuya, added to the same album as before… yesterday’s trip to the Mikasa will be in its own album but will have to wait, maybe later tonight more likely when I get back to the US unless the internet connections in Thailand have gotten better than I remember them.… Continue reading More Tokyo pics

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Travel Photos, Tokyo day 1

From Tokyo 2008 Or view the full album; this was the “Cityrama Morning Tour” with shots from the Meiji Shrine, Imperial Gardens West, and the Asakusa Kannon Temple plus a few of my room and a few of the area nearby in Shibuya. Nothing edited yet; Picasa is pretty cool for posting RAW shots to… Continue reading Travel Photos, Tokyo day 1

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Upcoming books: “Without Warning”

John Birmingham’s latest, Without Warning has showed up on Amazon. Looks great, although it isn’t out in the US until February. If I make it to Asia again this fall, I may get it early … as I was able to do with Final Impact, since they get the Aussie editions at some of the… Continue reading Upcoming books: “Without Warning”

That’ll show ’em!

…or not. But points for creativity either way: Fed up with jet noise, couple raise the roof ARMED with white roof sealant and three choice words, a Ridley Township couple has bypassed bureaucracy and taken their grievances straight to the top – of their roof – in letters 7 feet tall: “F_ck U F.A.A.” Via… Continue reading That’ll show ’em!

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Sydney trip photos

From Australia, Sept. 2001 Went right before the Olympics. Most of my photos there were purely on film; one roll didn’t get developed in timely manner, and when I finally got it developed (2006!) it was cheap to get scanned copies as well. So here you go!

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