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Website updated

Apparently WordPress 2.9.x requires a much newer version of MySQL than I was using. A quick look on wikipedia yields that I was using a version of MySQL (4.0.x) from 2003, which was breaking my upgrade path. The 2003 caught … Continue reading

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Cutting F-holes for instruments

I came across this excellent (if not dry and boring) video on cutting F-holes for your instrument (be it violin, as is in the video, or cigar box guitar). Some things to note here: He uses a transparency type material … Continue reading

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rio de janeiro

arrived, it was rainy. stopped raining around 4pm the next day. got to see all three major tourist attractions; sugar loaf mountain, Christ the redeemer, and copacabana beach. also did new years on copacobana beach, but it was dark, and … Continue reading

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brazil

i´ve arrived in brazil; these portuguese keyboards are giving me grief. theres no wifi here so i cant upload pics till the next place I get to. lots of  pics from the falls, lots and lots of video. i thought … Continue reading

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buenos aires, rosario, iguazu

argentina is a lot like texas in late spring. flat, hot and sunny with plenty of humidity and rain. it seems to rain in the morning or a couple hours after dark. no real pics to share since the countryside … Continue reading

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machu picchu

long, busy 24 hours. woke up around noon sunday, couldn’t get a direct ticket form cusco to aguas calientes (machu picchu “base camp”) so i got a round trip ticket form ollanta to aguas calientes, walked on down to the … Continue reading

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peru travel

So I guess the last time I updated, I had posted some pics of my first day in Cusco. The next day I did a walking tour of the city and the surrounding countryside. I ended up walking up the … Continue reading

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bogota-lima-cusco

Thanks for the comment uncle Mark! In response here’s some cherry-picked photos from the last few days. Made the trip north to Zipaquira, colombia, about 40km (75km=50miles +/-) north of Bogota to see the Zipaquira Salt Cathedral. They converted an … Continue reading

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exploring “off the map”

the map in my guidebook has a bunch of really cool stuff near the bottom of the map, so I went to go see it on foot. after seeing everything to see in that area (actually I missed three cool … Continue reading

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picture dump

Hooray pictures. My here connection is spotty (you have to be REALLY close to it for a strong signal) and I’m eager to get out and see some f the night life here in roaring Bogota. All three of these … Continue reading

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