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Hong Kong bound

2002-11-05 22:00:37+00 by Dan Lyke 7 comments

Well, guess I get the time-shift from hell next week. If everything goes well (and they agree to let me out of the country, my passport appointment is tomorrow) I'm off to Hong Kong on Tuesday. Need to run around and make sure that my various gadget chargers are all compatible. Don't know yet what I'll have time for in terms of pictures, or whether there'll be net access for on-the-fly web updates.

[ related topics: Dan's Life Hong Kong Dan's December 2002 Hong Kong Trip ]

comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment made: 2002-11-05 22:53:45+00 by: meuon

Good Luck.. trim your beard and get a haircut you hippy..

#Comment made: 2002-11-05 23:15:06+00 by: Jeffery

You should be able to buy pre-release and production Microsoft software (aren't they the same thing?) fairly cheaply on the streets there (at least you could in Singapore a couple of years ago; $10 a CD). Fuel for fire ... :^)

#Comment made: 2002-11-06 00:05:28+00 by: Dan Lyke

Trimmed the beard for the passport pic.

As for the Microsoft stuff, I'm in that enviable position where I'm more important as a developer than as a customer. And since I'm no longer playing Counter-Strike, the only Microsoft I use nowadays is for development. And running the obligatory software updates...

#Comment made: 2002-11-06 03:04:52+00 by: Jeffery [edit history]

I was referring to some of your recent Microsoft rants (pre-release vs production quality) development tools. :^)

#Comment made: 2002-11-06 04:00:28+00 by: topspin

I'll share the only Chinese Wang Jue taught me:
knee-how-ma = How are you?
Oh-I-knee = I love you.

Used carefully, these may be the only phrases you'll need.

#Comment made: 2002-11-06 07:26:32+00 by: Diane Reese

Woh-duh PUNG-yo = My friend

You might want to use that one in between the two topspin suggests above.

#Comment made: 2002-11-06 19:56:41+00 by: Dan Lyke

Damn. Hong Kong trip postponed for a few weeks due to issues on their end. Went down and did the paperwork dance today to do the "expedited" but not "two day" passport.