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Instrukcija lidošanai

Instrukcija lidošanai tiem, kas sen to nav darījuši :) Derēs gan Ryanair, gan AirBaltic (es pieminēšu, kur ir starpības). Instrukcija tika rakstīta pāris radiniekiem, kas sen vai nekad nav ceļojuši un pārpublicēta šeit - ja nu kādam noderēs :)

Moving to Germany

After a long contemplation about what I want to do with my life and just as long a negotiation, I have accepted a job offer at BMW and will be moving from Latvia to Ulm, Germany in January 2016.

Summary of the Debconf15 road trip (part 2)

At the end of the previous part of this tale of travel and cars I was being dunk around the heavy waves of the azure variety against the hard stones of the Med coast near Nice, France. The next stop was a wild card before going to Venice and so a small hotel was chosen high above a mountain lake in northern Italy.  This meant that the whole day was to be spent crossing the top of Italy from Med to Alps. Italy has very nice paid motorway system that makes crossing large distances easy, but not really cheap. One larger drive cost just over 40€ alone. But there are benefits - the speed is nice (not autobahn-nice, but still) and there is also the amazing thing called AutoGrill this looked like just a regular road-side fast food joint, but that was until we looked closer. There was a wide selection of nice salads, there was a freshly grilled meat pepared per order lots of wine by glass and a huge selection of Italian wines and pasta to buy. It was amazing. Maybe because our expectations were rather low, but it was truly good food. We saw many AutoGrills after that, even outside of Italy, but the ones outside of Italy were not as great.

Debconf 15 group photo

The long awaited group photo from Debconf15 is now available: here and here.

Road tripping to Debconf15

TL/DR: I am going by car on route Riga-Warsaw-Dresden-Debconf15-Lyon-Genoa-Venice-Vienna-Riga and I can take passengers along the way too.

Going to Debconf14

It's that time of the year, again, when I lan to go to Debconf, reserve vacation, get visa waiver, book tickets. Let's hope nothing blocks me from attending this time. It has been too long.

Wireless photo workflow

For a while now I've been looking for ways to improve my photo workflow - to simplify and speed up the process. Now I've gotten a new toy to help that along - a Panasonic FlashAir SD card with WiFi connectivity. I was pretty sure that build-in workflows of some more automated solutions would not be a perfect fit for me, so I got this card which has a more manual workflow and a reasonable API, so I could write my own.

Ķīna 11 - franču izklaides ar japānisko

Priekš manis neierastā publiskas atklātības momentā savas viesnīcas liftā iepazinos ar trīs frančiem. Precīzāk ar diviem frančiem un vienu francūzieti. Esot pietiekoši dziļā Ķīnā rodas pārsteidzoši spēcīga solidaritātes sajūta ar jebkuru sastapto rietumnieku - pilnīgi nepazīstami cilvēki sveicinās uz ielas tāpat kā paziņas Rīgā. To es novēroju tikai Xiamen un tikai tālāk no tūristu centriem. Kā tikko tu esi vietā kur viegli sastapt vairāk kā vienu rietumnieku dienā tā šī sajūta maģiskā kārtā pazūd. Tā lūk braucot liftā mēs sasveicinājāmies un francūži turpināja savā starpā runāties. Man kā franču valodas nezinātājam tas izklausījās aptuveni šādi:

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1: q0eqq qeqe da[paado e sfesfe KTV adadged vw?
2: Ok, dsa cscs ersf scade!

Ķīna 10 - pārtika

Es domāju, ka ikviens, kas kaut vai mazliet ir domājis par ceļošanu un Ķīnu ir dzirdējis nostāstus par šausmīgo un neēdamo pārtiku, kas tur "ir visapkārt!!!!". Varbūt man veicās, varbūt es vienkārši esmu konservatīvs, varbūt man palīdzēja tas, ka es vairāk sekoju vietējo paražām, taču manā pieredzē pārtika Ķīnā pārsvarā bija garšīga, sātīga un tikai izretis mazliet savāda.

Ķīna 9 - Hong Kong: bonus diena

Tā kā jau pirmajā dienā veiksmīgi apskatīju visus obligātos Hong Kongas apskates objektus, tad, pēc liegas atpūtas viesnīcā ar logu uz iekšpagalmu, otrajā dienā pirms došanās atpakaļ uz Ķīnas robežas pusi es vienkārši pastaigājos un uzņēmu Hong Kongas un Kowloon garšas, smaržas un sajūtas.

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