Category Archives: Life

Linking Reservation Nexus and TripAdvisor

Connecting ResNexus and TripAdvisor We wanted our room availability to show up in TripAdvisor and other online services. There are two basic steps, where you tell Reservation Nexus and TripAdvisor how to find each other’s information: Use Reservation Nexus Availability Exchange to share your room availability Use TripAdvisor TripConnect to link up your business to

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End of the Internet? Help us prevent it!

Hat tip to Ro Khanna‏ (@RoKhanna on Twitter) for this… A Portugal ISP (with no net neutrality constraints) appears to be charging 4.99€ (about US$5.86) per month for access to social media. And another 4.99€ for streaming video (Youtube, Netflix, etc). Oh, and another 4.99€ for streaming music. And additional charges for other kinds of

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Update: VW TDI Diesel Goodwill

A couple news items on the VW Diesel Goodwill Package: I did get my 2.0L Goodwill package. It took about four weeks to arrive, and then I promptly used more than half of it on transmission service at VW. Sigh. They have announced a Goodwill Package for owners of 3.0L diesel engines. That program expires

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Valley News Photo Contest

I took a few interesting photos this year, and screwed up my courage to enter them into the Valley News Amateur Photo Contest. Here are my two entries: Sunset, Post Pond, and Ice Flowers I’ll find out at the 2016 HomeLife show in March whether either is selected.

More magma…

We have been planning a trip to Iceland (mostly to see the aurora) next year. I am now looking into tours that go near the volcano at Bárðarbunga and Holuhraun as well. I think that land tours (I would love to stand next to the lava front) are out of the question, since the authorities

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A Memorization Tip

I have given out this tip in past years to people in Revels North who’re preparing for the Christmas Revels show… I found this trick for memorization in a wonderful book, Don’t Shoot the Dog, The new art of teaching and training, by Karen Pryor. It talks about modifying behavior — yours and others. (One

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Gettin’ my magma jollies!

I’ve been following Rei, a blogger from Iceland, who is reporting on the Bárðarbunga/Holuhraun volcano as it continues to erupt. It’s way more impressive/scary than I originally thought. It’s huge, with fresh lava covering 37 square km, or about 2/3 the size of Manhattan, and the magma fountains are shooting 300 feet or more in

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Net Neutrality & Whitehouse.gov petition

There’s a Whitehouse.gov petition posted about Net Neutrality. It’s a little bit of a rant, but I agree with its punchline: No bandwidth modifications of information based on content or its source. This relates to a comment from Philip Greenspun’s blog (How many times do we have to pay for the same internet service?) If

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