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

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Jan
9
revised If travelling through excessively cold regions, what steps should you take to keep your vehicle warm enough to drive?
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Jan
9
revised If travelling through excessively cold regions, what steps should you take to keep your vehicle warm enough to drive?
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Jan
9
answered If travelling through excessively cold regions, what steps should you take to keep your vehicle warm enough to drive?
Jan
8
comment A ticket or a receipt?
@Gilles a boarding pass is needed to get through security everywhere. But they can issue those at the airport :-)
Jan
7
comment Are feathers in my hat allowed through UK & Irish customs?
you might get away with it, but my guess is that real feathers from an actual bird, as untreated animal parts, would be taken by any customs agent in any country.
Jan
7
answered A ticket or a receipt?
Jan
7
comment If travelling through excessively cold regions, what steps should you take to keep your vehicle warm enough to drive?
@MarkMayo how about asking how to evaluate a rental car for extreme weather? (Most don't have snow tires or block heaters, and don't get me started on snow brushes and scrapers in rental cars) or how to prep your own car for driving from California to Winnipeg. Once you're in a cold place with an unprepared car about your only option is "park it indoors, and possibly leave it parked."
Jan
7
comment If travelling through excessively cold regions, what steps should you take to keep your vehicle warm enough to drive?
It would be unusual to drive your own car into a much colder than usual area. Typically the cold comes to you, or you're in a rental car. The first scenario is offtopic for here and the second is unanswerable since you can't prep a rental car for cold, or add a garage to your friend's house to keep the car in.
Dec
30
comment Where can I get information on freighter travel?
relevant current event: news.nationalpost.com/2013/12/30/…
Dec
27
reviewed Approve suggested edit on children tag wiki
Dec
22
revised How do I travel with musical instruments?
edited tags; edited title
Dec
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
20
revised When to hug, kiss, shake hands, or even “fist bump” in Europe?
added 1 characters in body; edited title
Dec
20
revised Baggage didn't clear customs - how do I get it?
edited tags
Dec
20
answered Baggage didn't clear customs - how do I get it?
Dec
18
comment Travelling to the US on the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) to attend a job interview
You are not on this visit, seeking to work in the US. You can say "I'm here for an interview, and if they offer me the job I will go home, decide whether to take it or not, and start the paperwork to move here to work when I have an offer. I will not be working on this visit." That's the truth, right?
Dec
18
answered Getting out of the airport on a 22-hour layover - luggage issue
Dec
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
17
answered Which locations are traditionally Santa's home - i.e. where can you visit Santa Claus year-round?
Dec
13
comment Peacock feather a prohibited item?
Just because you need to declare something doesn't mean you're not allowed to bring it in. But if you have it and don't declare it you can be in trouble. So if you intend to bring it, declare it, and discuss it with the agent. Then you will not worry that you are infecting local livestock or otherwise harming the environment.