Monthly Archives: November 2013


€22 for 2 even with a senior discount As Ms jb’s mum would have said ” Es wird nicht billiger, es wird immer Dürer…”.

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No wonder TSA keeps stealing my Opinel garden knife from my luggage…

…they’re just trying to prevent me from breaking the law in the UK. Which says… It is illegal to: sell a knife of any kind (including cutlery and kitchen knives) to anyone under 18 carry a knife in public without … Continue reading

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Keeping it simple

  HT BoingBoing

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Tunes for a Tuesday – The Bullmoose Mix – 26 November 2013

Bullmoose Records in Portsmouth, NH is probably my favourite music store. Wildly nerdish/intense staff, great selection, even better recommendations. No tax. The Portland store (the one in the dungeon) comes close, but gets a big tick because it’s across the … Continue reading

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Why I Make Terrible Decisions or Poverty Thoughts

Convenience food is just that. And we are not allowed many conveniences. Especially since the Patriot Act passed, it’s hard to get a bank account. But without one, you spend a lot of time figuring out where to cash a … Continue reading

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How cool

We rent a small unit at Storage World in Nelson. Full of stuff ready to be moved into the cottage when it’s finished next year. Massive rain event in April last year – close to 120mm in an hour in … Continue reading

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Revenue Management

A practitioner writes: I was also a one-man pioneer of yield management. When the transatlantic APEX fares came in, much lower than anything that had gone before, one of my jobs was to decide what the allocation of APEX seats … Continue reading

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