From the monthly archives:

November 2010

#2528

November 30, 2010

I feel like writing and I don’t feel like writing tonight, dear reader.  Physically, I feel like writing.  I wish I knew how to play the guitar or piano or some instrument with my fingers.  The only thing I can play is the goddamned QWERTY keyboard, and nobody wants to hear a recording of that.  […]

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Quick Update

November 23, 2010

Yes, yes, I know, dear reader:  it’s been far too long.  How’ve you been? So.  The last two weeks.  Here’s a quick run-down of what I’ve been up to, then I’m off to read my book (The Algebraist by Iain M. Banks): Got back from Taiwan and haven’t stopped moving.  Barely had time to do […]

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TR From Last Weekend

November 23, 2010

Here’s the linq to the forum post if you want to read the comments. BLM to McKinley Hollow: 5 Peak “Backpack” 11/20/2010 I’m a peakbagger, not a backpacker: there’s a difference.  On Saturday I combined the two – and made a bunch of mistakes. The first one was not calling ahead to say that I’d […]

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TR From Two Weekends Ago

November 23, 2010

Here’s the linq to the forum if you want to read the comments. Rocky, Lone, Table, Peekamoose 11/13/2010 Ok, just so nobody thinks I’ve stopped hiking, I climbed those four mountains last Saturday with debmonster and Vladimir (a monster in his own right).  Here’s the tracklog over at my EveryTrail page.  Note the circuituous route […]

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Beggars Banquet

November 10, 2010

I am come from the shores of Perelandra, where the soft honeyed fruits drip their nectar on my lips with naught but the slightest pressure from my fingertips.  It is the place called Elysium by some, and I speak now of ambrosia.  Others call it Venus, though I know not their word for its fruit. […]

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Jet Lag?

November 9, 2010

It’s 5:30-something in the morning.  And I didn’t just wake up.  My plane landed Sunday late in the afternoon; I was up until around 11 on Sunday night and slept the day away on Monday.  I got up Monday evening around 5:30 and did my laundry and ran some errands.  Stopped by Scott’s place to […]

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11/7 TPE to EWR via NRT

November 7, 2010

Holy shit, District 9 was fucking awesome.  Phenomenal movie:  I was on the edge of my seat with adrenaline pumping the whole time.  It’s been a LONG time since I’ve seen a movie that really kept me going from start to finish.  Fantastic.  Like they say in NYC:  fanTAS-tic. We’re over the Aleutian Islands right […]

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11/4 at Starbucks on Zhonxiao Road near Dunhua Road

November 4, 2010

Well, the conference is over.  I have a meeting with my contacts at Wistron Corp. tomorrow afternoon.  The rest of today is free, as is most of the day tomorrow.  I took the MRT (Taipei metro/subway) to the Zhonxiao-Dunhua station (the blue Bannan line from Taipei Main Station) and walked over to Eslite, which is […]

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Still in Taiwan

November 3, 2010

And so ends the first day of the Asian Corporate Governance Association conference for me – almost.  Good lord, I’m exhausted.  I know it’s 6:20PM, but I think part of me still thinks it’s 6:20AM.  I was up at 4AM (local time) this morning – wide awake.  I manged to get my ass back to […]

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EWR-HKG Flight 10/31/2010

November 1, 2010

We’re in the Great White North now, flying just over the Northeast corner of the Hudson Bay.  12:22 left in the flight – hours/minutes, that is.  34k feet, 1621 miles traveled so far.  We’ll be landing in Hong Kong (still 6640 miles away) at 7:14PM local time.  I’m not going to say that I want […]

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