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Want! Notion Ink ADAM tablet

Android tablet with Qi display technology? I want one so bad… who makes the Adam tablet:

Pixel Qi was something I first read about in an IEEE newsletter, and it gives you a display that’s usable in daylight, and that shows color.

Android support means extensibility and fast startup. DivX support and the like.

Oh please Santa – bring me one for christmas!

Snowman on the balcony

It has snowed a lot while we were away. The weather is cold and clear and beautiful.

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Fay wanted a snowman, so we built one using the fine powder snow that has collected on our little balcony.

It is really too cold to build a proper snowman – the snow crystals does not sinter into lumps when it is so cold and dry – so it became more of a snow-pile than a snow-man.

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Finally the pile was high enough, and a small snow-lump on top served as a head. Fay carefully placed jellybeans for the eyes and nose:

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  Voilà! Casper the snow-man/monster. With a bit of left-over christmas wrapping he got a bit of hair too…


Very stylish, don’t you think?

Here is one we saw in Behai Park in Beijing earlier…


He has a a stick pipe and arms. More of a proper snowman than our snow-mountain.

Queen of East and West Badaling

Queen of East and West Badaling, originally uploaded by xt1.

Fay gave me the great wall for Christmas. We took a taxi out to Badaling and walked up the shorter eastern section first. In december we had the wall practically to ourselves. Lovely and not too cold in the sunshine. After finishing the trip down to the bottom, we chose to attack the steep western section instead of going back to the taxi. The wind picked up, the sun was hidden by the ridgeline. Thus began a long climb up, one watchtower at a time. ‘This one will be the highest! This time for sure!’ only for another set of stairs to appear around the corner. Finally we reached the summit. The view is pretty impressive.

Now i just hope i can walk tomorrow.

King and Queen of the Great Wall – we are even more impressed by Stephen Robert’s achievements, having tasted a bit for ourselves.