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Consultant, developer, mentor, author, speaker. C++ and .NET, Windows 7, Sharepoint, whatever else I like.

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comment What to do when no search engine can find a connection that clearly exists
are you doing searches on one-way flights? That often keeps you away from cheap fare classes. See travel.stackexchange.com/q/26828/46 for example. Make sure you're searching round trips.
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revised Flight from India to Cayman islands non -via USA/UK
format
Oct
18
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
18
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Why are airlines against the transferring of tickets to other persons?
Oct
17
comment How do I mask my location while traveling so I can use geo blocked services?
@Flimzy I considered asking on SU but believe the larger audience there would in fact answer "I live in X; how can I access geo blocked services there?" which is not the same question. For example things that take weeks to set up aren't worth it so I can watch a little TV one night on a one week trip but might seem like a great plan to someone living where local TV doesn't meet their tastes.
Oct
17
revised Traveling with visa in my old passport
edited title
Oct
17
comment How do I mask my location while traveling so I can use geo blocked services?
there is no law that says I can't use Netflix here. Perhaps Netflix doesn't want to have Polish customers, but I have a paid-for subscription from home and want to use it while I travel. This is different from the situation of a non traveler (for example, I have machines at home that could be involved in the process, and I am already a legal subscriber to the service.)
Oct
17
asked How do I mask my location while traveling so I can use geo blocked services?
Oct
17
comment Best possible seat room
a better question (more useful for future readers) is "how can I find out what plane I'll be on, and what the seats are like on that plane?
Oct
17
awarded  Great Answer
Oct
17
revised Opinions on United airlines.?
captialization and organization
Oct
17
comment Packable pillow for side-sleepers that actually work?
is your objection to the inflatables that they are slippery and rubbery? Because they don't have to be.
Oct
17
revised Carrying confidential corporate data into US on laptop/Drive/device - how to prevent data theft?
added 503 characters in body
Oct
17
comment Carrying confidential corporate data into US on laptop/Drive/device - how to prevent data theft?
@pnuts may get your laptop confiscated or admission denied - claiming you don't know the password is indistinguishable from refusing to provide the password.
Oct
17
answered Carrying confidential corporate data into US on laptop/Drive/device - how to prevent data theft?
Oct
16
comment Languages in Bulgaria?
reminds me of the French "toute a droit" meaning "go straight" not "turn right"
Oct
15
awarded  Revival
Oct
15
comment Languages in Bulgaria?
learn to read the script. Many of the words I laboriously sounded out were then obviously English words or French words (eg HIBO on a mall map, sound it out and it's clearly Niveau or level.) All the Bulgarians I met (including store employees, taxi drivers, airport security staff etc) spoke English, at least enough for me to conduct my business with them. But the signs will be utterly opaque to you until you learn the alphabet.
Oct
15
comment Why are airlines against the transferring of tickets to other persons?
Airlines don't have their pricing structure as some sort of public service, @ShivanDragon. They have it because it makes them money given the strange mix of customers they attract. And many of their rules support their pricing structure. The fact that Apple has a different pricing structure, or that concert tickets have a different pricing structure, or my time as a consultant has a different pricing structure, is really not relevant. The products are different.
Oct
15
answered Travelling On B-1 Visa From Australia And Entering US As Consultant