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In a previous life, worked at Microsoft on areas including accessibility (MSAA, UIA), Win32/Win64, sprinkled with USER/GDI, C#/C++ interop and COM.

Currently working at Yammer as accessibility engineer, working on both web (HTML5/JS/CSS) and Mobile (iOS/obj-c/Android/Java) accessibility.


Oct
19
comment What should you do if you're really broke in a country where tipping is customary?
@Roddy - I totally agree with your view PBR; there's a ton of decent micros to be had - to paraphrase someone, 'life's too short to drink bad beer'. I've noticed that PBR is perhaps the beer most likely be be on special - I've seen some places that had "$2 PBR" specials. Wouldn't touch the stuff myself, but if you wanted to grab a beer with folks, it's a low cost option :)
Oct
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
19
answered What should you do if you're really broke in a country where tipping is customary?
Aug
27
comment Unlimited-ride pass on San Francisco BART
The day pass can be worth it if you're planning on riding the cable cars: they are $6/ride and don't take or issue transfers, but they are covered by the day pass, so one round trip and you're almost broken even.
Jun
26
comment 10 days in France - a trip from Amsterdam: is it worth buying an InterRail card?
It looks like there is a France+Benelux, but it's not for sale within Europe.
Jun
23
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Jun
23
comment Which trains in France are included in an InterRail card?
Check out the pages on Rick Steve's site about rail passes - the one for France is here - it answers some of your questions including TGV coverage (some % is covered, depends on the type of pass).
Jun
2
comment When traveling to a country with a different currency, how should you take your money?
@AndrewGrimm: for Japan, all you need to do is find a 7-11 (they are all over!) and use one of the ATMs there, as those ones take western cards.
Jun
1
answered Update Facebook and/or Twitter via SMS while travelling
Jun
1
comment Update Facebook and/or Twitter via SMS while travelling
IMO it's not quite about Web Applications - because there's still that added twist of how to get access to the web when travelling - availability of SMS, WiFi and internet coffee shops can vary widely from country to country...
Apr
30
comment Self-service options in Amsterdam
@RobertAtkins - are you sure? I just checked out amsterdam.citymundo.com, and it appears to be current - the reviews page has recently added items. The company is also listed on the official Amsterdam Tourism site, iamsterdam.com/en/placestogo/amsterdam-citymundo/…
Feb
29
awarded  Enlightened
Feb
29
comment Cheapest trip from Canada to anywhere for visa purposes
There's a regular city bus that goes from Windsor, Canada, to Detroit - the Tunnel Bus, and costs a whopping $4.50CDN, but it's not a ticket you can buy in advance, so likely not useful for your purpose. But the Windsor/Detroit crossing might also be worth a look to see if there's other transit you can prepay there to act as an 'exit guarantee'.
Feb
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
22
awarded  Editor
Feb
22
revised Subway, train or both when travelling around Tokyo
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Feb
22
answered Subway, train or both when travelling around Tokyo
Feb
10
comment What truly cross-continental train trips still exist?
The Amtrak Sunset Limited from LA to New Orleans is perhaps the closest to cross-continent, in that it at least goes from the Pacific coast to Gulf Of Mexico, which is really just an extension of the Atlantic anyhow :) FWIW, there are some other passenger trains in the US, but they are mostly suburban/commuter services - eg. METRA in Chicago, Long Island Railroad and Metro North in NYC, and a few others. Amtrak is the only long-distance provider, though.
Feb
10
comment Cross-country landmarks/tourist spots near I-40
In addition to Road Trip America, also suggest Roadside America which focuses more on quirky / Americana items. Lots o' fun stuff there!
Feb
2
comment How to travel between castles in the Loire valley?
Most of the castles aren't accessible by public transport at all, so it's either coach/tour, or car. (Or, if you want a more active vacation, bicycle! - though you'll only be able to catch about one chateau per day this way though, there's about 3 reachable from Tours, so you'd need to train-hop to different base towns. Car is your best bet otherwise.)