Monthly Archives: February 2008

Vietnam – Wrapping Up

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I had a few photos left over to post from my time in Hanoi, Vietnam, so here they are below. I have to say I was really taken with the city (along with the excellent French bread available everywhere), and I believe I should come […]

The Old Quarter – Hanoi

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Hangin’ in Hanoi I spent the morning wandering around the ancient back streets of Hanoi’s old merchant district, and despite the hazy weather, the sights (and sounds) are pretty intoxicating. It’s quite hard to form a fully rounded opinion, but from looking at the buildings […]

Tales of Hanoi

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Here I am, sitting on a street corner in Hanoi,Vietnam, having a beerand rattling off a blog entry on my iPod while hitching a ride onsomeone’s open wireless Internet connection. Certainly, at times likethis – with the night traffic streaming through the French collonialstreets in […]

Jack Magazine

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I was contacted by the good people at Jack Magazine in Italy last year – they look for ‘influential bloggers’ in obscure locations around the world to contribute articles. The angle is in the T3/Stuff orientation, featuring a flotilla of gadgets, babes and other manly […]

Thailand – Changmai

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Bangkok’s new airport, named Suvarnabhumi – try telling a taxi driver that. Heavy on the tensile fabrics, but quite impressive in scale. Last week was Lunar New Year, so along with much of the foreign contingent in Taiwan, jetted off to warmer climes. Sadly, one […]

Happy Lunar New Year

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Happy Lunar New Year everyone! 新年快樂! The story of a British Industrial Designer in Taiwan…

2D Barcodes – QR Codes

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QR codes are big in Japan – you’ll see them everywhere, from posters, to concert tickets and even the stamp for your passports. As a kind of 2D barcode, they are doing the thing that RFID tags were supposed to a few years ago, albeit […]