Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Happy Christmas from Brazil

Still bright and sunny here in Rio:

On Christmas eve we had a big dinner with Costa family in a fantastic barbeque restaurant in Barra:

Friday, December 24, 2004

No Mobile Phone in Brazil!

Thanks to TIM, the least helpful mobile phone operator in history, I can't reconnect my mobile phone without getting a new number. So I'm not going to bother. The land line is the same, +55 21 2274 3425.

Monday, December 20, 2004

In Rio de Janeiro

My mobile currently isn't working in Brazil, even with the Brazilian sim card and number as listed below. I'll try and sort it out tomorrow.

Click on the title to see the current weather. Actually it was cloudy when we arrived but now the sun is shining. Hot, but not too hot.

The flights were OK but due to other passengers we didn't sleep. Done some duty free shopping. We're at Violeta's now, met herself and Maria already. I had a short nap when we arrived, Andrea is having one now.

Happy Christmas to all you still in the cold and wet!

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Going to Brazil

Myself and Andrea will be in Brazil from the 20th of December until the 8th of January. I'll be back in the Dublin office on Monday 10th.

Our contact details in brazil:
Mobile: +55 21 81923723
Home: +55 21 2274 3425
Email and contact form as normal.

I intend to do some work so I'll have laptop with me and Lotus Notes access (dialup only!) OK so I'm mostly on holidays, I just think that establishing the precedent of me doing work in Brazil is not a bad thing.

P.S. Tomorrow, Thursday 16th, I'll be all day in London

Friday, December 10, 2004

GUIdebook: Graphical User Interface gallery

For the computer and design obsessed - GUIdebook is a great trip down memory lane and a vision of what could have been. Guaranteed to kill a few hours and provide an invaluable reference resource to any self proclaimed GUI expert (such as myself).

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

My Chinese Name

Here is my Chinese name, decided by Perry (our interpreter):

It is pronounced Li Na Han, the first character Li (Lee?) is a common surname in China. The third character is a symbol for China I think. I'm not sure what the middle one means. I don't know the unicode values, but Perry has said he'll email me in text form, then I can use it on web pages and in documents, etc.

My Chinese clients seemed to like it.