Nerdtour 2012: Touchdown!

Oh, man, what a flight! I definitely think going without sleep helps on long international flights (of course flying first class doesn’t hurt!) because I was too tired for even my basic take-of and landing fears! I slept enough during the 13 hours from Dallas to Narita to arrive alert … Continue reading

Nerdtour 2012: Liftoff, we have liftoff!

And I’m off! (we’ve known that for years ) Took off from National Airport just a few minutes late but made it to Dallas just a bit early. I decided to take the Skylink train between Terminal C to Terminal D, since I had the luxury of time. I was … Continue reading

Nerdtour 2012: T-minus 4 hours and counting – 98% ready

Everything re-arranged and re-packed (had to discard some things, reluctantly). Only things left to do are to dispose of trash, grab a shower, pack up the laptop and grab a cab. Further updates will be through the phone or iPad, depending on WiFi and/or 3G availability.

Nerdtour 2012: T-Minus 12 hours and counting…

So, almost everything put away that can be put away, one last batch of clothes in the laundry, and the apartment passed muster with the apartment management.  Boarding passes printed for DCA and DFW, have to pack some things and repack others.  So, a quick bite while the clothes tumble … Continue reading

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

“The Sound of Cylons” – fantastic!

In an earlier post I mentioned that there are things I love to find on the Internet, and this is by far one of them, even better than “Klingon Style”!

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

“Scary Beautiful”? I don’t think so…

When you randomly wander the Internet like I do, you occasionally stumble across things that not only make you go “hmmm”, you risk finding things that make you go “Lord, what are these people thinking?” One example: this video by Lyall Coburn called “Scary Beautiful”…