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

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Jul
4
answered Can customs problems cause SSSS to be printed on boarding pass afterwards?
Jul
3
answered Will there be problems bringing an ointment that is labelled in grams through TSA security?
Jul
3
comment Will there be problems bringing an ointment that is labelled in grams through TSA security?
those are liquid ounces, not weight ounces
Jul
3
comment Why is the British passport the most valuable despite colonization?
Why "despite" colonization? Seems likely to me that part of the independence process would include better treatment for the former empire than for random strangers. As well, these visa-free things are often reciprocal, and people from former British colonies are likely to want to go to Britain.
Jul
2
revised UK visa required or not, for an American on a long-ish trip?
added 12 characters in body
Jul
2
comment Crater Lake Oregon - can you sleep in your car at night?
might fit better on outdoors.stackexchange.com
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jul
2
revised Enhanced Michigan driver's license for travel between Michigan and Ontario
deleted 6 characters in body; edited tags
Jul
2
comment Why does a passport have a place of birth field on it?
related: travel.stackexchange.com/q/27446/46
Jul
1
revised Can one get deported from the UK if I don't have a transit visa?
trying to make it more readable while preserving the spirit
Jun
30
comment Can I plug an adapter into a power strip when going from UK to Europe (Spain)?
@SpehroPefhany see travel.stackexchange.com/q/4031/46
Jun
30
answered Can I plug an adapter into a power strip when going from UK to Europe (Spain)?
Jun
30
revised Arrivals forms or customs agents may ask if you packed your own bags. Must I pack them myself or is it OK to answer in the negative to this question?
added info about secondary customs/immigration inspection
Jun
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
28
answered Why do they sell luggage in airports?
Jun
27
comment Best way to sleep at Vancouver International Airport and wake up on time?
your only concern is that you won't wake up in time? You aren't worried about theft or the like? OK. No employee who you ask before you sleep will still be at work when you want to wake, so forget that. I would suggest sleeping at the gate where you will board, and putting a large sign "I need to catch AC 123" (for your airline and flight number) near your head along with "please wake me at 7:00" if you like. However, if this sleep is important enough to risk the loss of all your possessions including your passport, surely it's worth the cost of a room?
Jun
27
revised On a trip to Belgium, should I stay in Bruges or Ghent?
reorganized to explain the logic, trying to remove the "make my decision for me" aspect
Jun
27
comment “Proof of foreign residence” for BritRail?
good luck getting anyone to so much as look at your pass, much less demand supplementary id. I might have shown my Canadian passport when I first got the pass validated. After that simply saying I had the pass usually sufficed, occasionally I got it out but once they saw the cover that was that. I think twice a conductor actually looked at the tickets themselves. I wouldn't worry about this one overmuch.
Jun
27
awarded  Good Answer
Jun
25
awarded  Nice Answer