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Current Topic: Travel

Rattle's Prius hits 31337
Topic: Travel 5:10 pm EDT, Sep 16, 2009

You may remember this post where my Prius hit 1337:

And now, because only I can out lame myself, here is the sequel:

Rattle's Prius hits 31337

Arrived in Beijing
Topic: Travel 11:03 am EDT, Aug 17, 2009

... But my luggage didn't. I've got no clothes, laptop, or charger for my mobile phone. However, I have travel insurance, so it looks like ill be getting a new suit or too for free. (Hopefully)

I always love a good adventure.

Rattle's Prius hits (3)1337
Topic: Travel 8:36 pm EDT, Aug 18, 2008

My Prius turned 1337 during it's third tank of gas. It's therefore (3)1337.

Yes, I did try to take a pictures while driving exactly 3 mph, but it was blurry.

How that for k-lame? Beat that!

Weather observations and positions of ships at sea
Topic: Travel 5:14 pm EDT, Apr 10, 2008

We primarily use data reported via the World Meteorological Organization's Voluntary Observing Ship (VOS) program to provide a snapshot of current weather conditions at sea, worldwide. This data can also be used to track the progress of ships at sea. Many ships do not report their weather observations to WMO, or report only sporadically; these ships will not have records in our database. Additional information comes from the YOTREPS network of cruising yachts; YOTREPS positions are updated only once per day.

Weather observations and positions of ships at sea

Amtrak - Northeast Acela Service
Topic: Travel 2:32 pm EDT, Apr  7, 2008

Enjoy superior comfort, upscale amenities, and polished professional service — at speeds up to 150 mph — aboard Acela Express. The Acela Express experience includes:

* A faster trip with fewer stops
* Reserved First Class and Business Class seating
* At-seat electrical outlets for your laptop or DVD player
* Adjustable lighting and large tray tables
* Conference tables
* Quiet Car
* Cafe Car
* At Seat Cart Service on select trains

I took the Acela from New York to Washington for the first time last night. This is the way to travel! Comfortable seats, leg room, tables, power, and no TSA. It's totally hassle free travel. You can even get bottled beer in the Cafe Car to enjoy while watching the world go by at 150mph.

It's a little pricey, but the value is there. If only it went down to Atlanta...

Amtrak - Northeast Acela Service

Quake City Madcaps - Racing India in a tuk tuk
Topic: Travel 2:32 am EST, Jan  5, 2008

Reminder time...

The 3 crazy 2500 miles, 14 days, 3 people, 1 rickshaw, 0 preparation, 1 BIG adventure.

Raising $5000 for Mercy Corps.

Adam is doing this right now...

Go Adam!

Quake City Madcaps - Racing India in a tuk tuk

Quake City Madcaps
Topic: Travel 11:01 pm EST, Nov 25, 2007

The 3 crazy 2500 miles, 14 days, 3 people, 1 rickshaw, 0 preparation, 1 BIG adventure.

Raising $5000 for Mercy Corps.

A friend of mine is racing a rickshaw across India to raise money....

Quake City Madcaps

Tom Perkins, Silicon Valley Pirate
Topic: Travel 7:27 am EDT, Jul  3, 2007

Tom Perkins had done it all. He'd made a fortune, conquered Silicon Valley, even been Danielle Steel's fifth husband for a time. His venture capital firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, was an early backer of Genentech, Netscape, and Google. But when he turned 70 a few years ago, Perkins decided to do something even grander and a bit crazier: He would build the biggest, riskiest, fastest, most technologically advanced, single-hulled sailing mega yacht in the world. The 289-foot Maltese Falcon, launched in spring 2006, is that engineering dream come to life.

If the 1,367-ton Falcon were anchored in New York Harbor, its masts would nearly reach the tablet in the arm of the Statue of Liberty. The exterior has teak decks, a varnished cap rail, and exquisitely finished surfaces — all attributes of a classic ship — yet the overall look is sleek, metallic, and ultramodern, almost foreboding. When Darth Vader builds his own intergalactic yacht, it will look like this.

Wow. Tom Perkins wins..

I want one!

Tom Perkins, Silicon Valley Pirate

Left Lane Drivers Unite!
Topic: Travel 5:16 pm EDT, Jun 17, 2007

Traffic has become increasingly congested and tempers flare as slower drivers occupy what has been historically referred to as the “fast lane”. It’s time to get that Left Lane back! It is our considered opinion that not only will traffic move more smoothly and more quickly once the Left Lane is used in the way it has been designed but also headaches, frustration, bad tempers and road rage will all be greatly reduced when this pressure valve is released. It’s time to reduce this unnecessary stress. It’s time that…

Left Lane Drivers Unite!

We invite you to join Left Lane Drivers of America, a growing, grassroots effort to reclaim the Left Lanes on our freeways and multiple lane highways. To do this, those of us who are genuine “Left Lane drivers” are politely but firmly reminding others what the Left Lane is for. We are doing this with the copyrighted ™ Windshield Decal (which also serves as the Trademarked Logo for This not-so-subtle reminder reads correctly when seen through a rearview mirror (see above), making slower drivers in front of you more aware of the need to leave the Left Lane open to faster moving traffic.

Left Lane Drivers Unite!

Los Angeles is Burning, Again. (plus theme song!!)
Topic: Travel 6:04 am EDT, May  9, 2007

"This fire has danced around like nothing I've ever seen," Los Angeles City Council Member Tom LaBonge told reporters, adding that the fire had destroyed a terraced garden known as Dante's View.

The park is in the Hollywood Hills, about 10 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. It includes golf courses, tennis courts, the city's zoo and botanical gardens and the copper-domed Griffith Park Observatory.

The bright orange glow of the fire provided a striking backdrop for the white facade of the observatory into the evening hours.

Visitors and nonessential workers were ordered to leave the zoo when the fire broke out, but none of the facility's animals were being evacuated, spokesman Jason Jacobs told CNN.

As I pointed out the last time Los Angeles was on fire, there is a theme song for just this occasion...

Los Angeles is Burning, Again. (plus theme song!!)

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