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May. 22nd, 2008 @ 05:49 pm Netherlands
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1. I probably won't make it out tonight, I'll have a sleepy evening in and save excitement for the weekend.

2. I was reading some of my oldest lj entries (and a couple of others). It does seem like all those years ago, it was more intimate, more unconvoluted, spontaneous chatty "Hey, I had a good time tonight" and "this is cool" posts, but has come to include more thoughtful and interesting posts over time. That's perhaps to be expected, but I thought it was interesting. And wondered if I should make an effort to be more chatty, despite the sprawling of my lj to more and more people I don't really know.

Theferrett said something similar. Many of his early posts were written when he was excessively depressed and wanton :) And were very interesting and uninhibited, but as many more people started reading his lj, he found himself stopping making such controvertial posts (Which given a recent furore is saying something :)).

3. Amsterdam trains are nice. They even have an online simulator of a ticket machine just so you can check you can use them in advance :)
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jack
From:ext_72852
Date:May 22nd, 2008 05:29 pm (UTC)
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yeah, me too... it's one of the reasons I deleted the thing in the end.
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From:cartesiandaemon
Date:May 27th, 2008 05:12 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I know what you mean. But I'm definitely thinking in terms of some steering, rather than trying to start again. I definitely still have fun here :)
From:ext_72852
Date:May 27th, 2008 05:33 pm (UTC)
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Oh, I wasn't suggesting anyone else should abandon their LJ just because its usage had changed.
From:rav_hadassah
Date:May 22nd, 2008 08:05 pm (UTC)
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Hi Jack,

How are you? I just sent you an email with more logistical stuff for your trip to Amsterdam. See you in 2 days, look forward to meeting you!

All the best,
Esther
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From:thethirdvoice
Date:May 22nd, 2008 11:01 pm (UTC)
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an online simulator of a ticket machine

Link? That's really good planning/thinking!
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From:cartesiandaemon
Date:May 22nd, 2008 11:26 pm (UTC)
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http://webdemo.ns.nl/webdemo.e2000/

Isn't it? When I'm slightly more used to hopping around the world, maybe I'll be a lot more used to all possible configurations, but it was definitely helpful to know in advance.
From:rav_hadassah
Date:May 23rd, 2008 09:39 am (UTC)
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That is nifty. Now only if they could get the trains to ride on time! ;-)
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From:cartesiandaemon
Date:May 27th, 2008 05:09 pm (UTC)
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:)

We were probably lucky: all the trains we saw seemed accurate to the second, and pretty much even the buses and trams too. I enjoyed it after England, where I don't rely on that any more :)