Tobacco Plus Expo

Tobacco Plus Expo

After suiting up and eating bagels for breakfast, it was off to the Las Vegas Convention center via Monorail. I arrive in the building and the first thing that hits me is the smell of tobacco. It’s funny how we are so use to no smoking indoors that when you see and smell it, it shocks the system. We head […]

The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon

Little did I know, but while I was out the night before exploring Las Vegas, the Helicopter Tour company that I had booked, called me three times… So when I awoke the next day at 7 to get the 8 o’clock bus – I was in for a little shock. The meeting point for the Flamingo is ‘the car park […]

Las Vegas

Las Vegas

[info_box] It is half past midnight after working all day and partying all night so please forgive any incoherent ramblings contained below. [/info_box] The night before we depart LA we check with the shuttle bus company to check what time we need to leave. They tell us that it is 8:30am, so we set an alarm for 8am to sleep […]

L.A.

L.A.

Staying up (almost) the entire night before a 16 hour flight might have been the single smartest thing I have ever done. A 16 hour direct flight to LA with Virgin/Delta, landing at 6am, 4 hours before departing (thanks to timezone madness), it was imperative to get a good sleep on the plane. The flight was pretty smooth, got a […]

Coding Challenge

I have been thinking about an optimal solution for a real-world problem but just haven’t had any time to have a crack at it. A friend at work suggested I should put it up as a challenge and see who is the ultimate programmer. The Problem A manager has allocated Shifts to their Staff for a given week. Can you […]

Great Wall

Great Wall

Before we got to the Great Wall we had to make a stop at the Jade factory. I was quite familiar with these schemes from my Thailand days, the taxi driver drops you off and disappears while you get pressured to buy stuff you don’t need. This wasn’t that bad, actually it was pretty good! We had a lady that […]