Nerdtour 2012: T-Minus 29 hours and counting…

Oh, boy, it’s getting down to the wire, one more (partial) day of work, then I do the final prep work for the trip.  One last go-around with laundry, packing up the laptop and a hard drive, assorted re-arrangements for the oddments and fripperies that I’ll be taking (cables, batteries, … Continue reading

Nerdtour 2012: T-minus 80 hours and counting: All systems go!

Had a bit of a scare this past couple of days, with the pain in my poor, poor tooth getting worse and worse. Fortunately I called the dentist this afternoon after struggling with lunch, and he told me to come in right away, from the symptoms he said he needed … Continue reading

Nerdtour 2012: T-minus 161 hours and counting…

Well, I tried to insert a countdown widget in one of these posts, but for some reason it just didn’t work out right. So, I put one in the sidebar, counting down the hours to 6 AM Saturday the 20th when the plane takes off! Now, doing the math, 161 … Continue reading

Nerdtour 2012: T-Minus 11 Days – AAAAAGGGHHH!

Well, I’ve now (finally) been hit with the pre-trip jitters, and it’s not fun! It was okay when I had 3 months to go, then two, even one month was not bad, but now that it’s less than two weeks to go, it’s “done got real”!

Nerdtour 2012: T-minus 35 days and counting, some thoughts…

Inou Tadataka

Only 35 days till I leave for Japan! I’m making some final plans, getting things lined up and ready to go. There’s a lot more information available online for trip planning in Japan than there was, even in 2010, especially in the area of figuring out costs. With the exchange … Continue reading