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

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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
Oct
14
comment Leaving the airport during a long layover
I've given your question a better title but it would help if you edited to include your nationality, what kind of visa you got, and what airport you would like to step out of.
Oct
14
revised Leaving the airport during a long layover
edited title
Oct
14
awarded  Guru
Oct
14
answered How to get from Toronto Downtown to Pearson Airport
Oct
14
awarded  Good Answer
Oct
13
awarded  Enlightened
Oct
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
13
answered Why are airlines against the transferring of tickets to other persons?
Oct
13
comment Returning plane ticket if delayed in the USA
Notice that wording doesn't allow you to decide you want a refund. It allows them to give you your money back and not take you where you want to go, which is rarely a happy thing. I've had relatives face this problem on Xmas eve when weather delayed flights and the airline just said "here is your $200 back, we're not taking you home for Xmas, buy another flight on another airline or whatever, not our problem." If the flight is just several hours delayed, you won't magically get a refund.
Oct
10
comment How do I decide whether to be worried about having enough blank pages in my passport?
@pnuts better to just edit the Wikipedia page, no? Signing up as an editor takes a minute or so.
Oct
10
comment How do I decide whether to be worried about having enough blank pages in my passport?
@pnuts in general for sure
Oct
10
comment Minimum available passport blank page requirements
related: travel.stackexchange.com/questions/27225/… maybe even dupe
Oct
5
comment Can I change my signature in the new passport?
what country's passport is this?
Oct
3
comment How do I get an engagement ring past security/customs in an airport without alerting my significant other?
I'm not a big fan of long-planned proposals with the ring already in a pocket myself, preferring a ring-getting trip together after a propless question, but opinions vary. I can't imagine that the person who is going to be asked at the Eiffel tower or whatever might say no, so the pressure thing seems bogus to me. I also don't think a proposal can be ruined. One asks, one answers, yay. A sense of delight helps of course.