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Archive for June, 2012

The Naked Presenter: Delivering Powerful Presentations With or Without Slides (Voices That Matter) (review)

June 30th, 2012 by alephnaught

The Naked Presenter: Delivering Powerful Presentations With or Without Slides (Voices That Matter) (review)

Title: The Naked Presenter: Delivering Powerful Presentations With or Without Slides (Voices That Matter) Author: Garr Reynolds Paperback: 216 pages Publisher: New Riders Press; 1 edition (December 9, 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 0321704452 ISBN-13: 978-0321704450 This could be an excellent book for a novice presenter. I really enjoyed reading this book, not only is it […]

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Travel tool experiments and experiences

June 12th, 2012 by alephnaught

Travel tool experiments and experiences

I just got back from almost two weeks in northern Italy, and I used a different set of tools for this trip than our other trips. I left my laptop at home – I used my new iPad And iPhone for everything. And it worked well – they took up less space, were a lot […]

Flight home from Bologna

June 9th, 2012 by alephnaught

Flight home from Bologna

We got up insanely early – my flight left at 7:10A so I got up at 3:45A to shower and eat breakfast (breakfast at the Sheraton starts at 4:30A). I made the first shuttle at 5A. I had to ask where the Air France check-in was. While i was waiting in line, a woman from […]

Ravenna to Bologna

June 8th, 2012 by alephnaught

Ravenna to Bologna

We got up late by design – we’re both tired and today is a rest day. We cleaned up and checked out of the hotel. After a quick lunch we took a taxi to the train station and caught a train to Bologna. We ate a really good, vegetarian lunch at Botega Conti-De Francesco. We […]

Ravenna, day 2

June 7th, 2012 by alephnaught

Ravenna, day 2

I woke up before the alarm this morning – because the room is a mini-suite I could get up, use the wash room and get on my iPad without bothering Aviva. We cancelled tonight in Bologna – no one knows anything about a strike so we’ll go back to our original plan to train to […]

Ferrara to Ravenna

June 6th, 2012 by alephnaught

Ferrara to Ravenna

We got up very early (5:30A) so we could get cleaned up and eat before trying to make a train just before 10A to Ravenna – otherwise it’s after noon. We checked out (too bad – this was one of the best hotels we’ve stayed in) and made the 9:22A train! It stopped everywhere… We […]

From Padua to Ferrara

June 5th, 2012 by alephnaught

From Padua to Ferrara

We got up too early – our alarm went off a half hour too early, the battery may be going. We’re moving slowly today – as usual, as our vacations progress we get more and more tired (I need a vacation from my vacation). We’re hoping the recent earthquakes haven’t damaged Ferrara too much; we […]

Padua, day 2

June 4th, 2012 by alephnaught

Padua, day 2

We got up and had breakfast, which was quite good. We’re shipping home dirty clothes and some other things to lighten our load for the next two train trips; it wasn’t cheap but it shrank and lightened our load. Got cleaned up and headed out – our first really cloudy day with a chance of […]

On to Padua

June 3rd, 2012 by alephnaught

On to Padua

We got up to our alarm, showered and got breakfast. Then it was off to the train station and to Padua, or Padova in Italian. The train was packed, no air conditioning and it was quite humid. We got to our hotel, Hotel Plaza. It’s a very nice hotel. Unfortunately, it’s Sunday and so almost […]

Bergamo, then back to Verona for the night

June 2nd, 2012 by alephnaught

Bergamo, then back to Verona for the night

We got up late, just after 7AM and grabbed breakfast, which was quite good. Got cleaned up and headed out. We took a taxi up to Accademia Carrara – GAMeC; the main building is closed for maintenance but they have a special exhibit up of works by Carlo Ceresa. The show was nice including room […]

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