Continuing Thoughts on Portable Keyboards

I’ve been on a keyboard buying spree lately after cancelling my WayTools TextBlade order two weeks ago. While I like the iPad’s software keyboard, I can still type faster on a physical keyboard. Writing code on iOS devices prior to the iPad Pro has been a torturous exercise, with constant tapping and re-tapping of the … Continue reading Continuing Thoughts on Portable Keyboards

My Minimalist Uniform Project for 2015

Since my exercise and weight loss journey began in the middle of 2014, I have lost about five inches off my waist (34 inches to 29 inches). That custom tailored double-breasted suit from Hong Kong that I got in the summer of 1995? I’m glad that style is coming back into fashion because the muffin … Continue reading My Minimalist Uniform Project for 2015

Saying No To Freebies (And When To Say Yes)

Along with lightweight travel, I have been reading sites on no impact and clutter free living. One of the things at I have been trying to improve at is determining when to say yes or no to freebies. Like many people, I have a soft spot for those free items handed out at conferences and … Continue reading Saying No To Freebies (And When To Say Yes)

New North Face Surge and Recon Bag Differences

Rae and I were at Valley Fair this evening to meet up with Felix, Osvaldo and Cheryl. We went to the Eddie Bauer store to look at their new bag lineup. With its Adventure and Vantage backpacks, the company is taking cues from and targeting The North Face’s Recon and Surge packs. Eddie Bauer is … Continue reading New North Face Surge and Recon Bag Differences

Autumn Gem Tour Packing Recap

Over on our Autumn Gem blog, I posted a recap and analysis of our packing strategy for our 25-day, 17-stop tour of the documentary. We’ve gotten packing light down to a near science, but there’s always room for improvement. Ideally, we’d like to go from three pieces of luggage to just one. Identifying what worked … Continue reading Autumn Gem Tour Packing Recap

Great Wall of China

The past few days, we’ve had some difficulties getting access to the Internet from the hotel. Here’s a photo of Rae, JP and me at the Simatai Great Wall in China. Tomorrow morning, we’re headed back to the States. <img src="http://photos.tow.com/photos/264938914_5Bsui-M.jpg&quot; class="centered" width="450" height="300" alt="JP, Rae, and Adam at the Simatai Great Wall in China" … Continue reading Great Wall of China