Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A glimpse of Dubai

I spent three days in Dubai for a World Economic Forum "global agenda council" gathering. We were in the Jumeira Hotel complex. My favourite sight of the trip was this abandoned car sitting outside the hotel. 'My other abandoned cars are a Porsche, a Hummer, and a Rolls', perhaps?

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Typo hunting

I finished the book Sustainable Energy - without the hot air a week ago, and got the proofs today. I promptly managed to find a couple of small typos that I hadn't spotted before. Nothing too bad, happily. Unlike the English-speaking makers of this road sign in Swansea...
The Welsh translation translates back as "I am not in the office at the moment. Please send any work to be translated."