27,471 reputation
360126
bio website gregcons.com/kateblog
location Ontario, Canada
age 53
visits member for 3 years, 4 months
seen 1 hour ago

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

Countries I've visited


Oct
2
revised How to key in Asian names when making a flight reservation?
rolled back to a previous revision
Oct
2
revised How to key in Asian names when making a flight reservation?
rolled back to a previous revision
Oct
2
comment Best way to make my ears pop?
Which is why I emphasize to start gently. You want to blow just enough to clear the pain, not start at full blast and possibly hurt yourself.
Oct
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
1
comment How do I get an engagement ring past security/customs in an airport without alerting my significant other?
it would certainly be a surprise!
Oct
1
comment How do I get an engagement ring past security/customs in an airport without alerting my significant other?
this answer seems to be all about security. Security does not care about rings - in your pocket, bag, whatever - and would not open a tiny little ring box to see what was in it if the xray clearly showed it was a ring. Customs is likely to care about rings, especially expensive ones in ring boxes, as actually happened in the linked question.
Oct
1
comment How do I get an engagement ring past security/customs in an airport without alerting my significant other?
@BurhanKhalid that's just not true. I've seen episodes of Border Security where watches and jewelry were getting all kinds of attention and not because they were worth over 10,000. Some countries are going to want duty paid on items less than $10,000.
Oct
1
answered How do I get an engagement ring past security/customs in an airport without alerting my significant other?
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
30
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Carrying two laptops to India - will I have to pay duty?
Sep
29
revised Using a B-1 Visa for training in a different state than on application
tags
Sep
29
revised Connecting through Abu Dhabi with Etihad and Virgin Australia
tags, removed meta info
Sep
28
revised American citizen that visited Pakistan
added 177 characters in body
Sep
28
revised American citizen that visited Pakistan
brought comments on an answer into the question for clarity
Sep
28
answered American citizen that visited Pakistan
Sep
24
revised Migration to Any european country (Under following Medical condition)
deleted 49 characters in body
Sep
24
revised Canadian overstayed a US visit by one year what is the penality and when can he return to the US?
deleted 16 characters in body
Sep
24
comment Canadian overstayed a US visit by one year what is the penality and when can he return to the US?
it's my understanding that this is permanent. It was for my uncle, anyway. I recommend you contact a US consulate for advice specific to your situation.
Sep
23
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What is the most comfortable way to sleep on a plane?
Sep
23
comment Is there a legal limit to the amount of cash one can carry on domestic flights
i recently saw an episode of Border Security where an American producer brought $400k in cash (hundreds and twenties) into Canada to pay crew etc during a shoot. They let him and the money in. Obviously in order to get to Toronto he first had to travel within the US and the TSA or other authorities did not relieve him of the cash first. He declared it to Canada; I'm sure he also declared it earlier in his journey. So that's one data point that says you can sell your house for cash and probably be ok flying with it.