Category Archives: interesting but not travel

Style in China – Different…?

Style in China I have been amazed by the rapid pace of development in China.  Me and everyone else, I think.  But one things that continues to baffle me is the style approach taken by many developers and builders in … Continue reading

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Voss Water – Crazy Expensive

Voss Water I thought I had seen it all – not really – but an interesting saying nevertheless… Voss water shocked me.  A couple of weeks ago my family and I traveled to the Bay area.  We stayed in a … Continue reading

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Austin Sunset Post Rainstorm

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The sky over west Austin on a Sunday evening – at sunset….I think the photos say it better than I would be able to describe…Weird yellow-red glow due to the heavy moisture in the low clouds.  Enjoy!    

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Crowd Reporting – Speed of Information in the Digital Age

Crowd reporting – it is real and happening all around us – whether the traditional media likes it or not…Pundits argue on its objectivity, but I believe many of us encounter it very frequently. I was at the DFW (Dallas-Ft.Worth) … Continue reading

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Fall Colors of Austin, Texas

The Fall Colors of Austin — This week the weather in Austin was very nice – a great opportunity for going out with the mountain bikes and enjoying both the exercise and the colors of the Fall.   Admittedly, Austin … Continue reading

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Park Plaza Hotel Wangfujing, Beijing – Not quite a hotel I would recommend

On a recent stay at the Park Plaza hotel in Beijing I realized why I tend to stay in hotels I trust….The hotel room was OK — I stayed at the club floor, but I guess they did not have … Continue reading

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Buying a mountain bike, assembling it, re-assembling it soon after that…

So my wife and I decided that we needed to buy new mountain bikes — after all we were living in the country where they all are assembled — whether they are Giant, Marin, Trek, Cannondale…..it appears that they are … Continue reading

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Mobile phones, Tablets and the Wave of Innovation

It was just recently that the media was shouting loudly how the low cost designs coming from Asia companies (HTC, LG, Samsung) will swamp the brands and products offered by companies in the West…. It certainly seemed inevitable. I was … Continue reading

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Who Says Austin, Texas Does Not Get Snow — Look at the Photos

Well, I was on the flight to China, while in Austin, TX suddenly the winter brought a white surprise — SNOW!!! The tail tail signs of the snow started while I was in the plane on the tarmac at the … Continue reading

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Compact Digital Camera Wars: Lumix Vs. Coolpix

Recently, we found ourselves in the market for a new compact digital camera to be able to use on trips where our beloved Nikon D90 was not an option due to luggage space constraints. Our local Costco had a good … Continue reading

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