Some years ago, I do not remember exactly when or why, but I bought a #travel #tea infuser. Continue reading “Life tools: travel tea strainer”
Yes, I love some of the work by Soul Coughing, and yes that is a reference to Screen Writers Blues. Traveling Blogger’s Blues.
It is 11 pm and I am listening to Minnesota. Continue reading “It is 11 pm, in America”
So on Thursday I went to Minnesota. And was back home again in time for lunch on Friday. Continue reading “Whirlwind travel, or There and Back again”
Right, so the week has begun and I was checking my phone and remembered this text from my brother:
Sweet. Now go get some rest 🙂
My family travels frequently, and I am extremely regularly on the internet keeping abreast of travel topics. An article mentioning your company on the New York Times homepage caught my eye, and I followed the link, only to receive a 404 page. Continue reading “Dear Webmaster for Travel Agent Company”
Last-minute reprieve of the exceptionally unpleasant probabilities of working from nb4, the second-oldest of mes portables. Which means I have a reasonable computer, so I must work during the flight, and every evening.
And now I must quickly finish packing, call a cab, and get to the airport to spend the next four days mostly driving and sleeping at cheesy motels. Yay. Such a glamorous life.
Reminder to self: take pictures.
With a very minuscule budget, and therefor exceptionally limited time to spend away, I am working on a whirlwind trip to Minnesota. And despite my normal predilections, I will be doing this the smarter way. Continue reading “Plotting travel”
Elizabeth is flying to Norway tomorrow. Continue reading “Working and traveling”
This is just one of those exceptionally silly joys: I just discovered a solution (after YEARS of annoyance) to the inexplicable failure for the Calendar app to support events beginning in one timezone and ending in another (iow: air travel events.)
It has its own share of annoyances – particularly the Amero-centric inability to display week starting on Monday (or Saturday, or any other day than Sunday) and the one which really pisses me off: time is entered in a cute little grid of AM and PM. Really? no 24 hours? You really have to take up that much of my screen real estate to show me two 12 hour grids AND a grid of 5-minute increments?
But, under the start and end time is a little globe icon which allows one to enter – by city (again, massive fail on the UX) – the timezones of start and finish. Et voilà! it propagates to all my devices (since all their calendars are synced with my cloud.) And now my mac, once I turned on timezone support in the Calendar preferences, happily realizes that a flight originating in Vancouver (Pacific Timezone) will land in Minneapolis-St. Paul (Central Timezone) and it will get the times right.