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Post by Somerset » Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:41 am

TollandRCR wrote:
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Try the reverse culture shock novels. Bicycle Days by john Burnham Schwartz taught me a lot about my own country.
I'll give it a read. Thanks!



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Post by Somerset » Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:42 am

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That's great. We'll have to do a silicon valley mini-meet-up!
PM me in a couple of weeks, Estiveo :-D



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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:16 pm

maydijo wrote:
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Tiredretiredlawyer wrote:
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Greetings from Prague!

Enjoying my third day here, with three more to go. Haven't been tuning into the Fogbow much, nor paying much attention to any media. So do I have this right?

Macron today stabbed Trump in the back after almost having awkward sex with him yesterday. And Congress gave him a standing ovation for it?

WTF is going on back over there?
Look for Michael Cohen traces!
Wh I do you think financed the trip? I'll give you a hint, first letter M and kinda sorta rhymes with Bueller.
:shock: I was just joking.


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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:19 pm

Welcome home, Somerset!


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Post by Foggy » Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:20 am

Spending the day at NC State University Engineering for WordCamp Raleigh 2018. Carry on.


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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:00 am

Foggy wrote:
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:20 am
Spending the day at NC State University Engineering for WordCamp Raleigh 2018. Carry on.
Saw ur tweet. What is the conference about?


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Post by Volkonski » Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:26 am

Tiredretiredlawyer wrote:
Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:00 am
Foggy wrote:
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:20 am
Spending the day at NC State University Engineering for WordCamp Raleigh 2018. Carry on.
Saw ur tweet. What is the conference about?
https://2018.raleigh.wordcamp.org/schedule/

Seems to be about how to publish things on the Internet.


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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:44 am

Thanks, V!


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Post by Foggy » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:06 pm

WordPress runs 30% of the websites on this planet.

WordCamps are held all over the world to assist the WordPress community. For noobs, for power users, for developers. If you're a WordPress geek, WordCamp is a great thing.

Today they had WordCamps in Chicago, Detroit, Raleigh, and somewhere in Europe. The big one every year is San Francisco. This was my fifth. I know people who have been to 40 or 50.

Long day, worth every minute, got 3 new t-shirts and a bunch of other swag, talked to people I haven't seen in a year, learned a lot.


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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:00 pm

Have fun!!!


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Post by Foggy » Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:20 pm

Had fun today and will tomorrow. Tomorrow starts later, gets out earlier.

There's a total revamping of WordPress coming, called Project Gutenberg. I shall be prepared for it. :towel: :thumbs: :bighug:


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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:35 pm

Foggy wrote:
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:20 pm
Had fun today and will tomorrow. Tomorrow starts later, gets out earlier.

There's a total revamping of WordPress coming, called Project Gutenberg. I shall be prepared for it. :towel: :thumbs: :bighug:
R u going to write your memoir? Got a title yet? Foggy's Compleat Annotated and Footnoted Adventures in Fogbow Land


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Post by Foggy » Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:23 am

My memoir would begin long before the Fogbow years. :mrgreen:


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Post by Foggy » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:23 am

I used to suffer from laptop envy at WordCamp. I have a clunky old laptop that's almost 7 years old, and it's a PC (OK, dual boot Ubuntu). It's a little slow, but it works well. Everyone else has sparkling top-of-the-line brand new MacBooks. Bummer, dude. :oops:

But now I just bring my tablet (Galaxy Tab S2) and a Bluetooth keyboard. They're light and fit in the back pocket of my jeans. Now all the damned MacBooks look clunky. :dance:


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Post by NotaPerson » Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:17 pm

Left Prague for Budapest yesterday morning. Over six hours by train. Giving my feet a day of rest felt good. It was mostly a boring ride, but I briefly enjoyed a view of a beautiful old Gothic church sitting on a hill over a small town. Later, high mountain-top ruins of an old fort or castle. Passed through one huge city with skyscrapers, but I've no idea what it was.

Prague is a really wonderful city, by the way. It's not only gorgeous, it seem to be a well run city that functions very, very well. The subway system is amazing - somehow, you never wait more than three minutes for a train. The locals seem content and are quite friendly for the most part. If the Czech language didn't look so hard to learn, I might even want to live there.

Arriving in Budapest yesterday.....
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Post by RTH10260 » Tue May 01, 2018 4:18 pm

NotaPerson wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:17 pm
Left Prague for Budapest yesterday morning. Over six hours by train. Giving my feet a day of rest felt good. It was mostly a boring ride, but I briefly enjoyed a view of a beautiful old Gothic church sitting on a hill over a small town. Later, high mountain-top ruins of an old fort or castle. Passed through one huge city with skyscrapers, but I've no idea what it was.

Prague is a really wonderful city, by the way. It's not only gorgeous, it seem to be a well run city that functions very, very well. The subway system is amazing - somehow, you never wait more than three minutes for a train. The locals seem content and are quite friendly for the most part. If the Czech language didn't look so hard to learn, I might even want to live there.

Arriving in Budapest yesterday.....

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City was likely Brno (ge Brünn) in the Czech Republic.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brno



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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Tue May 01, 2018 4:53 pm

Hooray! I get to travel next week with my twin and one of my best friends. We are going to Heber Springs, Arkansas, which is north of Little Rock about 3 hours of pretty wooded driving away. It is a vacation spot mainly due to the Corpse (intentional) of Engineers building the Greers Ferry Lake Dam which was dedicated by no less than President John F. Kennedy in 1963. That was a big day in Arkansas!

We plan to hike and avail ourselves of any art vendors. Arkansas is known in the hiking world for its many waterfalls and cascades. Cases in point:

Collins Creek Cascade https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_ ... 71985274

Sugar Loaf Mountain Nature Trail https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attracti ... 260834116
Mossy Bluff Buckeye Trail

Bridal Veil Falls
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Post by stoppingby » Tue May 01, 2018 6:08 pm

Beautiful! I have always wanted to section hike the ouachita trail in Arkansas. I hear its absolutely lovely.



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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Tue May 01, 2018 6:56 pm

stoppingby wrote:
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Beautiful! I have always wanted to section hike the ouachita trail in Arkansas. I hear its absolutely lovely.
I have hiked the portions in Pinnacle Mountain (15 minute drive from my home) and near Queen Wilhelmina State Park by Mena, Arkansas ( home of some Arabian Horse breeders). Both sections are lovely. We could have a Bowzer meet and hike!


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Post by stoppingby » Wed May 02, 2018 8:12 pm

Tiredretiredlawyer wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 6:56 pm
stoppingby wrote:
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Beautiful! I have always wanted to section hike the ouachita trail in Arkansas. I hear its absolutely lovely.
I have hiked the portions in Pinnacle Mountain (15 minute drive from my home) and near Queen Wilhelmina State Park by Mena, Arkansas ( home of some Arabian Horse breeders). Both sections are lovely. We could have a Bowzer meet and hike!
That would be fun!



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Post by TollandRCR » Sun May 13, 2018 9:08 pm

stoppingby wrote:
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Beautiful! I have always wanted to section hike the ouachita trail in Arkansas. I hear its absolutely lovely.
A while ago i discovered the novels of Donald Harington. He taught art history at the University of Arkansas and intimately knew the Ozarks and their peoples. Most of his work takes place in Stay More, Arkansas, a fictional place in the mountains that Wikipedia says resembles his childhood love, Drakes Creek, Arkansas. Many of his novels, such as The Architecture of the Arkansas Ozarks, have a substantial Native American presence. Whenever I revel in viewing the beauty of a place I also want to know its peoples, geology, ecology, and history. Harington satisfies that for the Arkansas Ozarks.

Harington is rather obscure despite receiving the Robert Penn Warren award for fiction and several other awards. Because of a bout with meningitis at age 12 he was nearly stone deaf, but this did not prevent him from learning the vocabulary of the Ozarks or the rhythms and accents of the speakers. That comes through clearly in his novels, of which I have read only a few. He writes lucidly and without travel writers' sentiment.


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Post by AndyinPA » Sun May 13, 2018 10:23 pm

Addie wrote:
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Andy hasn't checked in. Bad Andy :waiting:
Checking in. Sorry about that but we didn't get home until May 1. We, and the friends we were traveling with, came home sick, even ended up on antibiotics, which is big for me as I am allergic to almost all of them. So far, so good with this one. I tend to avoid them like the plague, but ten days of coughing and feeling as if I'd been hit by a Mack truck was enough to convince me.

The trip was terrific, really better than expected and we were expecting a lot! We had a great time in Barcelona and were planning to go back for another week in the fall, but the trip back was beyond awful, so I'm not too keen to get on a plane any time soon. As of now, our next trip overseas is China and Tibet next year in September and that's too soon for me. I HATE flying. Our next trip here is on a train, which I will enjoy every minute of.

We had great weather everywhere. There was one day in Barcelona that rained occasionally, but it was mostly at night. We did go through the Straight of Gibraltar at night again, but this time we were able to see it, or at least where it was because of this huge space where there was nothing. And it wasn't nearly as windy as the last time. Giverny was beautiful, no lily pads in bloom, but lots of spring flowers. Keukenhof was beyond beautiful, literally millions of tulips and spring bulbs in bloom. It's only open eight weeks of the year (closed today) and full bloom was delayed this year because of the weather. We hit it at absolute peak! Stonehenge was worth the wait. It has always fascinated me. And they've learned so much more about it in the last ten years, but it's still full of mystery.

There were lots of other things that awaited us. The colloseum in Cartegena was fascinating. It's fairly small, but it was only discovered in 1987, and it's pretty neat. We enjoyed Bruges. Who couldn't love a place with so much beer, chocolate, and lace! I could only bring home the lace and chocolate, though. :x And we loved being back in Norway. We were supposed to take the train from Bergen to Oslo, but they were doing maintenance on the line, so we had to be bused about half the way. This turned out to be great as we drove over the Norwegian high plains. They were still snow covered and almost looked other worldly. There were lots of Norwegians para-sailing.

We had good seas, but one strange day. Neither of us has any problem with rough seas, but the one day was spooky. We had 30-foot swells and absolutely no white caps. I have never seen that.

We have fallen in love with Viking Ocean Cruises. No kids, no casinos, no silly games, no glitzy entertainment; small (930 people) ships all absolutely identical so you feel at home on any ship. Lots of cozy corners where you can feel like you are the only people on the ship. Neat lectures and there was an astronomer on this ship to take you out a night on deck to learn about the stars. We enjoyed the upgrade we got, but unless we get a last-minute offer again, I'm not likely to pay full price. But having the laundry done for us was quite nice!

We are not really big cruisers, but Viking is amazing and it gets harder every year to do the land tours where we are in a different hotel every few days. We've done a fair amount of that with group tours and we do a lot of it when we travel in this country. It's just really nice to unpack once and enjoy! I put a huge amount of work into planning our own trips, especially if it means staying in lots of different places, so I really appreciate it when I don't have to do all that work (just have to write a big check :roll: ).

I will try to post some photos (took over 3,000 of them), but I'm going to have to study up again. I tried posting a photo of my mom tonight, but I was clearly doing something wrong as it looked easy. :confused:



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Post by RTH10260 » Fri May 18, 2018 6:12 am

Eurobot on the run. Speeding with 300km/h thru France. Will report back to home base in ten days again. In the mean time only intermitent on the web.

Transport is currently the TGV train grand vittesse, yesterday top speed on sections 315km/h !

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Post by Addie » Fri May 18, 2018 8:57 am

Have fun, dear Eurobot :bighug:


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