Monthly Archives: February 2012

Chinese tycoons snap up Bordeaux chateaux 中国富豪抢购波尔多酒庄

By Suzanne Mustacich (AFP) BORDEAUX — The world’s largest producer of alcohol from goji berries and an elusive tycoon have become the latest super rich Chinese investors to invest in Bordeaux wine estates. Already a prized investment for the increasingly … Continue reading

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Hunting the Light – Day 10

Originally posted on Chez Louis:
We were woken up this morning by the tannoy announcement that we would soon be crossing the arctic circle again, so it was a quick shower followed by a quick rush on to the deck to…

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A Few Street Shots Around Hong Kong

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WordPress Themes: Post Formats

Several of the themes at WordPress.com allow blog authors to decide what format each of their posts should be displayed as. The use of this option is completely free, and you do not need to purchase the Custom CSS Upgrade in order … Continue reading

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The real Pink Panther: Australia’s largest rosy diamond is discovered

Pink diamonds are one of the most valuable jewels in the world – and now Rio Tinto miners in Australia have unearthed the biggest ever found in the country. The company’s Argyle mine, situated in the Kimberly region, produces a … Continue reading

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Create a Calendar with MS Excel

To generate a calendar, we need to know the year. Lets say the year is in cell A1. Now, for each of the 12 months – Jan thru Dec, we need to know what is the “first weekday” and “how … Continue reading

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Review: The Galaxy Nexus from an iPhone owner’s perspective

Originally posted on Gigaom:
While I most often use an iPhone (s aapl) as my primary mobile device, I’m not an Android-hater by any means. And resisting the lure of Google’s(s goog) Android reference device is nearly impossible for an…

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Falcons, Hawks and Lucky Rabbits

Originally posted on Dispatches from the Potomac:
“I swear I’ve seen a lot of stuff in my life, but that…was…awesome.” I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “Really, Ed? Starting a blog post about the ancient art of falconry with…

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Sync Google Calendar with iPhone

Follow the steps below to setup Google Sync on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Requirements and Backing Up Data 1. Google Sync is only supported on Apple iOS versions 3.0 and above. You can check your current version by … Continue reading

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Cost of Living Comparison- Singapore/ Beijing/ Dubai

Indexes Difference (Beijing/Singapore) Consumer Prices in Beijing are 46.30% lower than in Singapore Consumer Prices Including Rent in Beijing are 53.99% lower than in Singapore Rent Prices in Beijing are 68.53% lower than in Singapore Restaurant Prices in Beijing are … Continue reading

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