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Balzac (Snicker)

Balzac. (Snicker) You know you were thinking it.

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Animated Eiffel Tower!

To put a cap on my recent posts reflecting on our Paris trip, I though we’d just look at an animated gif of the Eiffel Tower today: This fits really well because my wife and I made a special trip … Continue reading

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Paris Reflections: His Name Is Waldo!

I’m almost done with reflections on our recent Paris trip, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t cover an example I saw of those “little differences” mentioned in Pulp Fiction. Just take a look (not my picture, this was just … Continue reading

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Paris Reflections: The Most Interesting Man In Paris

I’m not done yet with my reflections on the recent trip my wife and I took to Paris. Today I want to talk about the most interesting man in Paris. He was an older guy wearing a worn white suit … Continue reading

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Paris Reflections: They Don’t Mind Seeing Men Pee

Continuing both on the Paris trip reflections and the toilet theme (since that seems significant when traveling abroad), I’m suspecting that people in Paris don’t mind seeing men pee. Bathroom privacy seems important for the most part, but in certain … Continue reading

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Paris Reflections: Metro Doors May Not Behave As You Expect

Reflecting more on our recent trip to Paris, I think it is worth mentioning that the doors on the Metro may not behave as you expect. The doors on the light rail in Denver will not close if someone is … Continue reading

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Paris Reflections: Mistranslated Signs At Surprising Locations

Continuing the reflections on our recent Paris trip, let’s consider mistranslations. We see these a lot from countries less familiar with the language into which they are translating, and in lower budget places in particular. Machine translations, being very literal, … Continue reading

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Paris Reflections: Office Chair

Continuing on the theme of reflections of the recent Paris trip, we’ll connect this to yesterday by the fact that my wife and I were eating cassoulet at the time when it happened. Regardless, I have to wonder what that … Continue reading

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Inventing A New Kind Of Steampunk Subgenre

Joseph Michael Owens got me to read The Difference Engine the other day. I enjoyed it quite a bit, but that isn’t really important right now. What is important is that it got me thinking about a new possible steampunk … Continue reading

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Reflections On My Paris Trip Day 7: Always Bet On Baklava

Finishing up my week of reflections on my recent Paris trip, I’d like to issue a warning: do not turn your back on the baklava. Trust me, you will not be happy if you do. Always bet on the baklava. … Continue reading

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