Archive for August, 2009

US airways

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

I could not resist but to mention about changes that happen to the US airways (and may be other airlines). I was surprised to find out that we had to pay for checking in bags, which means it was not included in the price, which seems a way to lower the visible ticket price without lowering the actual ticket price. Then, the blankets on the airplane must have been paid for. Making people to pay for food on a two hour flight is understandable, but cranking up (or down) the air conditioner to freezing temperature and then charging people for blankets is a little over the top.

Grand Bahama Island

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

I came back from my honey-week at Grand Bahama Island. Me and my wife stayed at Sheraton hotel on Lucaya Beach. The hotel was nice. The people were very nice and friendly all around the island. The weather was wonderful. We did a lot of snorkeling over the corals. We saw a hawksbeak turtle, squids, barracudas and many other fish. Diving through blue holes was fun, even though we were allowed to do it only in inactive blue holes. We also enjoyed looking at other wildlife, such as birds, crabs, and lizards.

We can recommend visiting Zorba a Greek restaurant in the Market Place. The food was good and lunch prices were very affordable. Trying fresh conch salad is a must, though!

I would recommend visiting Grand Bahama Island for a week, we did most of all available tours that they offer. We found all the required information about tours, food, and maps in What-to-do magazine that is freely available everywhere on the island.

Online check-in for an airline

Monday, August 17th, 2009

I did not know that because of how the airline ticketing system works, there is no space between middle initial and the first name. No need to panic, it is okay if your first name has an extra letter… or so they say. I will let you know if they let us on the airplane.

CMSimple to wordpress

Friday, August 14th, 2009

I’ve imported some of my previous posts from CMSimple to wordpress. Thanks to Zack Preble and some quick scripting with perl. Luckily I was using a simple format that allowed me to quickly convert the articles of interest.

Installing wordpress

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Installing wordpress was quick and easy. Thumbs up.