Metro map on your iPod
WMATA now offers a Metro map for the iPod
November 21, 2006 - January 7, 2007.
We're off until January, so no posts until 2007 ... Merry Christmas and Best of the Season to you.
Pictures from North Korea - wish you were here!
Photos from a trip to North Korea, taken by "Artemii Lebedev, one of the leading web-designers in Russia. He recently went on a trip to DPRK." Translation by a member of MilitaryPhotos.net.
Here are the pictures with the original Russian text.
How not to get sick on an airplane
According to an ABC News story, the way to avoid getting sick on an airplane is to wrap yourself in a sterilized bubble before boarding ... or don't fly.
Actually, some of the advice is just as impractical: don't sit within 5 rows of anyone sneezing or 3 rows of anyone coughing.
Other suggestions are a bit more under your control: Don't use the lavatory. Don't use the tray table. Use a hand sanitizer. Use a surgical mask. Turn the overhead air on.
The longer you're on a packed airplane, the greater the chance you'll walk off sick.
A lot of travelers blame stale recycled air. But scientists say that's not the problem. Most larger planes now have special systems that filter out germs and let some outside air in.
"The problem is actually your [fellow] passengers that are seated in proximity to you," said Dr. Philip M. Tierno, Jr., director of clinical microbiology and diagnostic immunology at New York University Medical Center. "The closer the passengers are to you the worse it is for you if they have some sort of illness like a simple cold."
"Fliers Must Dodge Hidden Germs: Where Are the Germ Hotspots? Hint: Avoid the Restroom," ABC News, January 14, 2006
The longer you live, the greater your chance of getting sick...
See "Products that promise to keep you healthy on planes," by Conor Dougherty, The Wall Street Journal, January 7, 2006
We're off until January, so no posts until 2006 ... Merry Christmas and Best of the Season to you.
Cool Tool - Flight Tracking from FlightAware
FlightAware is "A free and powerful flight tracker that will change how you think about flight status, tracking, and analysis."
Check out this very cool movie ... "Animation of all flight movements tracked by FlightAware during a 24-hour period in September, 2005"
Live Flight Tracking: "View schedule and track activity for any private (IFR) or commercial flight. See scheduled, enroute, and recent flight activity for any airport."
Michelin New York 2006
The brand new Michelin New York City (red) is not available until Friday, but the stars are out. A Guy In New York has the list and links to reviews of the thirty-nine restaurants that got at least 1 star.