If you come to Thailand, let a tailor make a suit for you. He will have a nice selection of materials, and the latest catalogues of Armani, Hugo Boss, and the rest of the lot. I trust that behind the lines you can clearly see my message: "He will make an exact copy of any suit in catalogue". For a fraction of the price which you'd pay back home. Unless of course, you live in Vietnam.
And of course, they'll keep your READ MORE »
Before our trip I asked the readers for a suggestion if I should take a laptop with me.
Eventually I did. It proved a great help in storing and organizing photographs, accessing email, entertaining with a movie or two.
It went along to every country visited, via land or water, road or rail.
And it started showing signs of weariness. Firstly, the display started showing a green vertical band, then DVD device stopped reading some discs. Battery lasts only 10 minutes nowadays.
I was patient.
But when graphics card lost is ability to do the hardware acceleration, I've decided to take measures. Meaning, take it apart and look the problem in the face.
Now the laptop looks like this:
I wonder if there will be READ MORE »
Soft and warm evening breeze. Sun setting behind the sea. Table standing on the beach. Deliciously barbecued fresh fish. Good company.
I love having vacation from the vacation.
There has been a flood in Koh Samui a few weeks ago. CNN had a report on it, as a result - tourist flow decreased. Local authorities say the journalists overreacted.
Those visiting the place right now are happy to find out that a night in a resort like this just got cheaper.
Read this post only if you are interested in photography.
Making a technically good photograph during the sunset or sunrise is difficult due to one factor - the sky is usually much brighter than the land. Which makes either the land very dark and without detail, or the sky badly overexposed.
One possible solution is READ MORE »
I think we have to learn from the relaxedness of Thais, even in the corporate field.
Back to easy life.
Want to read "Financial Times"? Grab a black and white Xerox copy on the street, it's practically free!