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Packing for Montreal

As I mentioned the other day, I’m going to Montreal for about a month and a half, maybe two months. I posted to my moblog about packing and Hanni asked what the final manifest would look like. Here is a breakdown of everything I’m taking for the 1.5-2 month trip, which is about 4x what I normally travel with.

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To Montreal

On Monday I’m going to be leaving San Francisco to spend some time in Montreal, about a month and a half. I really enjoyed my time there last year for the Jazz Festival hence the extended stay this year. I’m looking forward to seeing all the bloggers, WordPress users, friends, and entrepreneurs there. I’m also hoping a WordCamp can happen while I’m in town again.

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Bangkok Unrest

In celebration of my arrival in Bangkok the opposition party is apparently planning a million person “red shirt” rally. Exciting! On the bright side, “The UDD [United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship] can only afford to keep its protest going for three to five days. If the government has not fallen by that time, it will have to withdraw and draw up a new strategy.” I always pick the best times to travel. 🙂 (Mom, don’t worry. I’ll stay safe!)

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In Philippines

Landed in the Philippines a few hours ago. Looking forward to meeting WordPress users in Davao and Manila! In other news, the immigration/customs forms here are sponsored by a booze company. Smartly, though, they use carbon copy so you don’t have to write the exact same thing twice, like you do in the US.

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Exploring Ios

Exploring a small village on Ios, ferry and dinner on Santorini.

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Greek Blogger Camp

Day 2 in Greece, on Ios island at the Greek Blogger Conference 2008.

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Airport Security Follies

The Airport Security Follies. “And rather than rethink our policies, the best we’ve come up with is a way to skirt them – for a fee, naturally – via schemes like Registered Traveler.”

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Head of TSA Interview

After my airport security complaint the other day I found this interview of the head of the TSA by Bruce Schnier really, really interesting.

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Airport Security?

I just found a pocketknife in my laptop bag. This is not unusual, except I remembered that I must have taken it with me both to and from Houston earlier in the week, passing through security both times with a 2 inch blade in my bag. This happened once before, but was caught on the return flight. Total I have passed through airport security at least 4 times with a forgotten pocketknife, and only once did they stop me. A 25% hit rate? That’s just going to frustrate me more next time I’m standing in a security line for an hour.