Picture from fotki.com. I’m sitting not far from where the gent in the picture is sitting. While I have any number of improvements that I can suggest to people (and as @british_airways knows, I’m not shy about telling them), overall I do like the service that I get on British Airways. I’m sitting in the […]Read More Heading Back to London!
Picture from wikipedia.org. Tomorrow morning I’ll take an eleven hour flight from London Heathrow Airport to San Francisco, and then drive to Sunnyvale. I’ve got a training to attend out there. It’s not my first time in either San Fran or Sunnyvale, and while I’m looking forward to the training I’m not looking forward to […]Read More Off to Sunyvale!
Picture of the Azte.co storefront, taken by me 20140221. I read about Azte.co at coindesk.com, in this article. I posted about wanting to visit the store myself. I had originally planned to do so tomorrow (Saturday) but as I was walking my wife to the bus stop for her meeting anyway, I decided I’d go […]Read More My Visit to Azte.co Today @joonian @coindesk @blockchain #bitcoin #lovelondon #agorism #gloriousagoristfuture
Screenshot of azte.co logo from their website. There’s a place to by buy Bitcoins directly for cash in London. I’m intrigued – I was wondering when something like this would pop up. Of course I have several questions surrounding this. The first one is when I can actually visit – there don’t seem to be […]Read More New Bitcoin Shop Right Here in London! #bitcoin #lovelondon #agorism (h/t @joonian @coindesk)
Picture of one of the lovely decorations my wife did for our wedding. It never ceases to amaze me that most Americans don’t own a passport, and few travel. (The link includes some excellent reasoning on why that happens.) Since I’ve now lived outside the US as well as travelled extensively (and likely will continue […]Read More The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. – St. Augustine
Screen captured from Thor: The Dark World (1:38:20) Green circle shows Canary Wharf, and one of the buildings is where we live. Since moving to London, it’s become very obvious that people are infatuated with London. It’s probably not as prevalent a thing in the US (though the US has its share of anglophiles), but […]Read More London – The New Darling of Media #lovelondon
I went out to Marks & Spencers Simply Food this evening to grab some groceries on a quick run, and walking through the Jubilee Mall in Canary Wharf I came across the London Ice Sculpting Festival. They set up every year at this time, and I had seen the signs they’d be here but forgotten […]Read More Ice Sculpting @yourcanarywharf
I met Joss Whedon on Thursday night! I was at Gaucho near Picadilly Circus, and coming out of the men’s room someone came out behind me. I obviously didn’t pay too much attention at first because it was a men’s room situation, but then I kinda turned around. I thought to myself “Hey, that guy […]Read More On Meeting Joss Whedon
People in the US get thanked for “their business”; in the UK, they are thanked for “their custom”. Whereas Americans have “coupons” and “gift certificates”, in the UK they have “vouchers” for both cases. The US has “Business Hours”, and the UK has…Read More Differences Between America and the UK, Part 2
So as with moving to any country, there are going to be differences from what one is used to in the original country. Language/accent, geography, and climate/weather are going to be the most obvious. (No one’s commented on my accent yet, but this …Read More Differences Between America and the UK, Part I