Around town in Plzeň, Czech Republic

Around town in Plzeň, Czech Republic

As I stand at the bus-stop waiting for my chariot into town I find the cold both liberating and annoying. It’s the 2nd day of my Czech Republic adventure. Travel is about solving problems as you are offered a masterclass in keeping cool and not losing your shit. And by travel, I don’t mean organised tours. They have their place, but to get the good shit you have to expose yourself to risk, just like investing. It pushes you out of your comfort zone. That’s the idea. The reward – if you’re lucky, a run down the rabbit hole. Memories…

A few weeks in the Czech Republic

A few weeks in the Czech Republic

I needed to get out of Bangkok Thailand – maybe it was the heat, the bad beer of the wife. I’m not really sure but it had gotten to the point where I was getting angry at strangers. I’m sure a beating by a bunch of Thais was only weeks away. In some ways this is the trip which nearly wasn’t, thanks to a lack of funding. I had to re-arrange my schedule and skip Germany (too pricey), ending up in the Czech Republic. Sorry Gareth – was looking forward to catching up with you in Hamburg alas twas not…

VNC to the rescue

VNC to the rescue

Had a little problem – needed to download some rather large files which would have blown my data allowance, and the clock was ticking, so thought it a good idea to download them to my webhost. Slight problem, though, I needed a browser so I could access the files from links sent to my email (files from Google Takeout so WGET/CURL didn’t seem like an option – I tried WGET to no avail) Here’s how I achieved it: 1) Installed Openbox and X server components to my host (Ubuntu based)

Then I needed

2) Tried to start x…

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