Archive for August, 2009
Windows Live Writer

Windows Live Writer can no longer connect with my blog, at least from Leh, where I am now (something to do with using a satellite connection?  Probably not, but the writer worked fine in Delhi).  I use WLW because it is good offline blog publisher with stellar photo integration options.  Internet, being satellite, is expensive […]

Delhi, India – August 2009

If urban planning were to have a ‘worse- case scenario’, it might be called Delhi.  One might also be inclined to create a new adjective for a serious planning of the infrastructure variety.  “We have a Delhi of a problem here” translates to “our streets have been paved once.  Fifty years ago” or “don’t worry […]

Shanghai Spaces: Lower Suzhou Creek III

Looking across to the north bank from the isolated green boardwalk.  Those particular units have probably been there for over 100 years and are a good example of residential units that use to exist along the river.  Don’t get nostalgic tough, those units are really poor condition and probably should be torn down.  What they […]

Shanghai Spaces: Lower Suzhou Creek II

Looking across to the south side of from Si Hang Warehouse Suzhou Creek meanders itself through some newer condominium developments which could be a sign of items to come on the lesser developed north bank.  One must continually switch back and forth between the north and south banks in order to avoid both construction and […]

An evening with Wikipedia and Answers.com: The road from Rome to the size-acceptance movement

It all began with HBO’s Rome and a further interest in two of the main characters, Titus Pullo and Lucius Vorenus.  The series is historical, but what about these two characters?  That’s all I wanted to know.  A quick 2 minute detour from media player onto the internet. Sure, no problem. Turns out both Titus […]

Shanghai Spaces: Lower Suzhou Creek I

With the amazing architecture of the Bund, the awesome skyline of Lu Jia Zuii and the Expo 2010 site, it is probably easy to say that Huangpu River exists as Shanghai’s predominant water body.  However, the Huangpu retains it’s industrial soul, Lu Jia Zui is a little too much image,  the Bund a little too […]

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