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Airport Impressions

Civilian Commercial: Seoul Incheon: not actually very remarkable. It’s a big modern airport very much like many other big modern airports. It’s not ideally designed: it requires walking maybe 1500 meters from one end to the other, for military arrivals at least. Still, its linear design means it is at least simple. Also, free internet [...]

holiday roundup

Life is hectic. Current events: the latest news of general significance is that there may be flowing water on Mars. I still hope to see it for myself at some point. The latest news of personal significance is that the final review board for my helicopter flight application (and all the other similar applications filed [...]

They hate us for our toothpaste!

I’m flying from Boston to Seattle this Saturday, then the return trip a week later. To ease the process, I packed a small suitcase, so that I could go through the entire trip without having to check a bag. Then, the TSA imposes a ban on “all beverages, shampoo, suntan lotion, creams, tooth paste, hair [...]

this is the first time I have travelled on my own budget for a speaker I am interested in

I spent my afternoon and evening at MIT. Why? Piro was giving a talk there tonight, and the train schedule didn’t let me spend anything less than my entire afternoon and evening to catch a two hour lecture… it was good to get out of Worcester for the day, though. Of course, it was raining [...]