Sunday, July 13, 2008

Slovenakia, a leading export market

I notice that ZPA Nová Paka, a.s., purveyor of fine meters and control systems, lists Slovenakia (scroll down) as an "export territory". I wonder what currency they bill their Slovenak customers in.

Monday, July 07, 2008


Bought a little one-cup coffee maker today and I'm now sipping my first cup of coffee from it. One by one you acquire these little assets that make life more livable. I should have done this weeks ago, but I still think it will pay for itself before I leave Europe.

5 Poor Excuses For Not Learning a Foreign Language

Steve Kaufmann at PickTheBrain has a post demolishing "5 Poor Excuses For Not Learning a Foreign Language". There are more than just a few countries where practically everyone knows two or more languages. In the United States, outside the Latino community, it's unusual to know even one foreign language. How many life-enriching (not to mention pocketbook-enriching) opportunities are we passing up because of our irrational aversion to language learning?