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Food and Travel: Chengdu – Hot Pot Paradise!

I am getting around to this really late I know, but back in May, I visited Chengdu, China for the first time and it was amazing. Well, honestly, the city (China’s 4th biggest and the capital of the Sichuan province) … Continue reading

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Paris with/out Kids: Place de la Republique, a parental lunch in the 3rd, and a bike excursion

After nearly 2 years of crippling traffic jams in the neighborhood, Paris finally unveiled the “new” Place de la Republique. Basically it eliminated traffic passing on the north side of the square and created two way traffic down the “Grands … Continue reading

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Making Blogging a Habit: 5 Tips and Tricks

It may not seem like much, but trying to write something interesting on a daily basis is quite challenging, not to say obsessive-compulsive. Perhaps it is just me, but not having hit 300 posts last year during the #postaday2100 postathon … Continue reading

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Some Advice: Beware of Lurking Friends in Restaurants – or – The Joys of Business Dining

So, I had this business dinner (which I dreaded by the way). I was told it was in this swanky restaurant. Stupidly, I sort of bragged to a friend of mine about it. Well, bragged is rather strong, I just … Continue reading

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More VMware tips for using Fusion with Windows VMs: Memory management and networking

I still have a couple of other tips in terms of using VMware Fusion with Windows VMs. Yesterday, I focused on my favorite tools. Here I thought I’d mention some of the best practices I have picked up. Memory management: … Continue reading

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Some favorite tools I use in my VMware images when testing pplications on Windows

In my marketing job, it is surprisingly rare that I actually get my hands dirty with the software I promote. This week, I dove in head first on my VMware Fusion image and thought perhaps I’d share a couple tips … Continue reading

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Fun with Kids in Paris: A Geeky Afternoon and Mysteries of the Universe

The Palais de la Découverte is part of the Grand Palais and a little known gem in the Paris museum circuit. It isn’t as flashy as the Cité des Sciences at La Villette, but it is accessible and fun – … Continue reading

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Travel Tips for Paris – or How to Avoid Ruining Your Weekend

I was out for St Pats with a friend of mine that is here for work over from the US until the O’Malley pub closed last night. So far, so good. Unfortunately, there was an initial strategic mistake made: when … Continue reading

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Les soldes!

It is that season in Paris again where the stores are wiped out of stock due to the bi-annual sales frenzy. French consumer-protection law only allows two periods of the year (January/February and July typically) for massive retail price reduction. … Continue reading

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Changing the rules

I used to have three basic rules for success that I mentioned in passing last year: the squeaky wheel gets the grease, quality before quantity, and make yourself indispensable. After a beer-soaked discussion last night with m.poulet, I feel inclined … Continue reading

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