Archive for the ‘travel’ Category

I’ve just returned from my third trip without a laptop – the longest so far, with a whole week in the US. Mostly this has worked out very well. Power to weight ratio Just like with fast cars/bikes, this is the key to success. I’m finding that the iPad 2 can make it through a […]


Snakes!

24Apr11

It’s been quiet around here, as the new job has been keeping me busy, and I just took a couple weeks off to visit friends in the US. I have some good posts saved up though, which I hope to get out over the next week or two. On my second to last day in […]


Last week I was very impressed to find this at my desk in the Westin Jersey City: and yesterday I found this in the Crowne Plaza Zurich: NB The D-Link pocket WiFi router being powered by the media bar USB. For some odd reason this hotel doesn’t have WiFi (but thankfully it does have free […]


One of the great things about my new office in the City is that I can now do my commute without having to use the Tube. I can jump on a train to London Bridge and either walk from there (~20min) or catch another train to take me over the river to Cannon Street, which […]


The bottom line here is that $50 (or £40) for 3G won’t get the buyer unlimited global web surfing. It looks too good to be true, and therefore it is. In the words of Admiral Ackbar – ‘it’s a trap!’. That 3G is there so that Amazon can sell you books. Whilst it may be possible to use it (for the time being) to do some surfing too at no extra cost that’s a feature that can’t be (and therefore won’t be) economically sustainable.


Getting there It’s often argued amongst business travellers which of London Heathrow (LHR) or New York (JFK) qualifies as the worst airport in the world. In my opinion they’re both bad, but Orlando (MCO) is the winner of that dubious honour – subjecting travellers to another round of security screening after they’ve been through passport […]