Archive for June, 2005

Back In Argentina

Wednesday, June 15th, 2005

I arrived yesterday morning at 8:35am (ART) the 15 hours of flight + layovers actually seemed to go by fairly quick. I brought a bunch of work to do as well as 2 movies. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow and Meet the Fockers.

I’m staying at hostel 3 blocks from work till I find an appartment. The hostel isn’t too bad but I’m stuck in a room with 4 other people so I’d rather not stay there too long.

FYI: Vonage’s new gear only comes with 110V power adapters. As a result my vonage ata wont work here until I get time to buy a 220->110 transformer .


Sunday, June 12th, 2005

Well folks, I leave for another summer in Argentina in less than 48 hours. This will be my third trip down to South America. It should only be through early August this time. (the last trip lasted 9 months)

When I get down there it should be mid-Winter so I’m hoping to convince someone to go skiing with me. I’ve packed my ski jump suit and other winter clothes. I’ll only need to rent the skis and maybe buy some new gloves.

Amazingly American Airlines appears to have added power ports to almost every seat in their fleat. I checked the seating charts online just now and made sure to request seats in rows with those ports. Now all I need to do is buy some sort of power inverter because apparently these are just standard cigarette lighter ports. According to the web both BestBuy or CompUSA have them. Any recomendations on specific models? I plan to use it with my PowerBook, but I was just thinking I’d buy one with a standard AC outlet on it so that I could charge other devices as well. Thoughts?

One other thing I should probably get before I leave is sometype of pre-amp for my powerbook. My mic is unpowered so I’m having a hell of a time getting anything recorded for the SCALE podcast via the PowerBook’s line in. The other option is to just stop using the powerbook and record straight to the iRivers.