Author: Ingsock

HK – Day 2 – To the Island

July 25th So far so good though I admit to be writing this log from the future on July 29th as I’m playing a bit of catch up. So what did we do… Can I remember? Well we: Started off with breakfast at The Place (the primary restaurant within the hotel) Discovered how much I adore cultures that care about tea. Boarded our first MTR train which was Mals first use of a subway. Headed to the main Island (Hong Kong) Boarded the Peak Tram and rode at around 30° up the side of the said peak. While riding the

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HK – Day 1 – or, Learning the Smells of Somewhere New

  The first day came and went early with us all crashing around 1800 HKG. In the 12 hours that we spent wakeful in the city however we: Arrived at the airport, got a wifi device, had the first few engagements of learning appropriate communication. Took a cab from the airport in the new territories, across bridges and tunnels in to Kawloon. Arrived at the hotel, where we dropped off our bags and registered for an early check-in Walked around a nearby Wet Market about a block to 3 blocks from the hotel and saw amongst other things a cat

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HK – Day 0 – Two fairly uneventful flights, and 1 day later…

We are sitting at 42,000 ft and have just crossed over about 1/2 the length and bredith of Taiwan. It was quite amazing to see, and just looking at the island I want to visit. Taipei was very lit even at altitude it was totally visable. Several bays and mountains can be seen in well defined sweeps across the island. The meal service on the flight has been excellent thus far. A pasta dish early off the ground for ‘dinner’ for both Jennifer and I while Malcolm slept. Then a few good hours of sleep. At breakfast I opted for

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And what a bright future we might have…

Sitting up while I should be sleeping, enjoying the cautious optimism on Arirang. Kim Jong-un has made history crossing in to the south, but in an unscripted move President Moon Jae-in crossed to the north for a moment with him. It was only a handshake and a photo op, but it was unplanned and demonstrative of a desire for change. The blind and hopeful child within me likes to believe in the strength of will of individuals to shape the world and cross border after border against the best advice. It is curious to imagine these people of the world,

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It’s nice to like someone’s work…

It’s even nicer when you discover they are not total monsters. It’s incredible when you start digging and just love the things they say. About 13 years ago I stumbled on to Japanese Trip-hop and super genre spanning duo (plus constant guests), M-flo. I have enjoyed the music for years. I would go so far as to say I have found solace and peace in it. Great beats that are uplifting. Music you simply cannot be angry to. Recently Malcolm, who has always had naturally diverse musical tastes, mainly driven by exposure, has been found to be humming (and sometimes

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A Succient Note on Privacy

Browsing through the Matomo (opensource web analytics) documentation I found their Privacy and IP Level Tracking write up quite a fascinating read. In a time when the typical internet user is struggling to understand what is where, and how it can be used to their detriment, or at least used without their benefit, this was a great quick read. Matomo on Privacy

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