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We went to the Renaissance Faire, and all the kilts were there …

Jacquela and her friend and coworker Bridget have a thing for Renaissance Faires.

Off we went in the horse-drawn cart from the 21st Century, traveling the time tunnel of asphalt and concrete roads to south of Dallas.

DSC_1869Steven wore his kilt, showing off the legs he is sculpting with longer bike rides.

Jacquela was fetching.

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Can’t pix this

Steven’s desktop computer stopped reading the memory card in Steven’s camera — whether the card was inserted into the card reader or cabled to a USB port.

Which explains part of why there have been no new postings.

Over the weekend, Steven removed drivers, re-installed drivers, removed drivers, installed new drivers, opened the case to check all cables, dived deep into Windows 10 settings.

No joy.

Today, Amazon delivered the new USB/SATA drive card, and the new external drive reader that comes complete with three USB 3.0 ports. Fifteen minutes of surgery later, everything is installed, the power light is on, the ports are working.

And Steven can go back to blogging …

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Crash

Post card arrived in today’s mail. The future looms again for Jacquela and Steven.

Post card offers driver’s ed to Jadin.

It’s a little early. She’s only 14.x. But …

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747 upper deck — once in a lifetime

UA¬†862 Hong Kong to San Francisco, a double-decker 747, soon to be retired by United Airlines. Steven has flown something more than 1 million miles lifetime since his first flight as a teen. But this is a first — riding upstairs to the US from Asia.

No one opened a window shade to watch the world spin past. 14 hours locked away in a closet. Shame.

Looking forward to the flight deck at the end of the upper cabin.
Looking forward to the flight deck at the end of the upper cabin.
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3 old dudes diverted by Hong Kong fog

Above, Steve, left, Tim Bajarin, middle, and Larry Magid, right, traveled up the tram to the Peak overlook of Hong Kong, hoping to see what the city and harbor look like. But … it’s foggy. And it’s cloudy. Tim and Larry joked that we got lost in the Internet cloud.

A photo essay.

Panoramic shot of the Hong Kong channel.
Panoramic shot of the Hong Kong channel.
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First contact, Hong Kong

Steven is in Hong Kong for the IFA Global Press Conference. His first trip to Hong Kong. There are 12 hours before the first US journalists arrive. He opted to ride the subway, walk the streets, ride the Shelley Street escalator to the MidLevels.

Above, this is apparently one of the longest outdoor, covered escalators in the world. It runs up during the day, but down in the morning when everyone rides down from homes on the MidLevels. If you ride up, you have to walk down a couple of thousand rain-slick steps.

This tree is rooted in a concrete retainer wall. On the way up the escalator.
This tree is rooted in a concrete retainer wall. On the way up the escalator.
There's a street market on the walk down.
There’s a street market on the walk down.
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From a balcony overlooking the Central Station subway passageways. Busy.

Jetlag caught up with Steven. He crashed back at the hotel.

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UA 895 O’Hare to Hong Kong

Planet Earth is amazing at 40,000 feet. But Steven missed seeing it spin beneath. Everyone with a window shut the shade on this flight out of Chicago, up toward the North Pole, down over Alaska and Russia, over China.

Humans are an odd species …

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