I’m an idiot

23 03 2012

I had planned to blog while travelling here in Ecuador. When we arrived, I realised that I had left my laptop power adapter at home. Great. Now I have about 2 hours of laptop power for the rest of the trip. Oh, woe is me!





3 days in Guangzhou

16 11 2011
Muk Muk and Duck Duck Travel in styleGuangzhou's "New City" by nightGuangzhou's "New City" by nightGuangzhou's "New City" by nightGuangzhou's "New City" by nightLittle bushman?
Yum Cha at the New Century HotelMuk Muk and Duck Duck have Dim Sum in HuaduFred Flintstone Ribs!Pepsi Sports???All the Tea in ChinaAll the Tea in China
Dates, fruits, nuts.... MarketplaceSome of my colleaguesOrdering lunch... FRESHLai Liu HaDiscussions over what seafood to have...Duck Duck and Muk Muk visit the office
Tea discsDuck Duck and Muk Muk at the hotelDim sumApartments as far as the eye can see..Mrs Dragonspeed - enjoying a cold one.Ahhhh...

Hong Kong 2011-11-14-16, a set on Flickr.

Sorry – fell behind while we were in China. We spent Monday-Wed in Guangzhou/Huadu. I had a chance to show Mrs Dragonspeed the office that I helped get setup when I visited 5 years ago. We also got to visit with our niece and nephew. A fun, but somewhat dusty and smoggy visit. Enjoy the photos 🙂





2010 in review

1 01 2011

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats.

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 13,000 times in 2010. That’s about 31 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 48 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 826 posts. There were 2 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 8mb.

The busiest day of the year was February 27th with 193 views. The most popular post that day was Some incredible Tsunami Photos.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were [some spam referral site], fishingwithrod.com, photography-on-the.net, photographybb.com, and facebook.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for tsunami, bog rosemary, judo, aldabra tortoise, and cube farm.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

Some incredible Tsunami Photos December 2004
4 comments

2

Vancouver in the Fog January 2009
9 comments

3

World Police and Fire Games Judo was great! August 2009
3 comments

4

Changu Island, Zanzibar, Tanzania July 2009

5

Paris at Night June 2008
4 comments





Freddy Mercury is Probably rolling over in his grave

24 11 2009

The Muppets doing Bohemian Rhapsody

Thanks Dave – for digging that up!





For the Chemistry geeks out there – Oxygen

15 07 2009

Sucks to be an oxidizer some days.





Some Pictures from Lanzhou

16 09 2008

I’m in Lanzhou China for work for a couple of weeks.  It’s a very interesting city.

 

Here are some pics from my first couple of days in town:

The view from my hotel room

Chilies drying on the line near where I work

I’m always fascinated by the creative ways people find to transport things here

Some delicious sichuan style pork ribs that we had for lunch at a local restaurant

My colleague, me and the restaurant owner
   

The last picture has an interesting story…  We came into the restaurant to eat lunch and since the owner saw me with my camera, he wanted a picture with us… what the heck…sure.  We took the picture and then continued with lunch.  After lunch I went to pay the bill and he indicates that there is no charge…  So, I guess my photography skills are paying off finally 🙂

Cheers from Lanzhou!





67.9 Million sure would make a nice bonus

17 01 2008

CEO at Goldman Sachs Christmas Bonus:  67.9M USD broken down into 26.8M in CASH
and 41.1M in stock.

67.9 MILLION!

OK – break’s over… back to work…..

Sigh.

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