Vincent van Walt's
Travel Journal

An insatiable demand for data

My father in law owned a factory that manufactured frames for photographs. He was very successful yet never quite understood why. He would walk into someone’s home and the walls were plastered with framed...

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Training at Van Walt

Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime. (Navajo proverb).

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The world is getting smaller

They say the world became smaller when the rail networks were established and it got even smaller when cheap commercial flights became available to all. The digital age brought us the internet and so our...

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Environmental data to your desktop by telemetry. An elementary overview.

What is telemetry?

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Cannoli, Arancini and Montalbano

If you have never seen the TV series "Montalbano" you've been missing a treat. The intuitively brilliant detective played by Luca Zingaretti follows the books by the Italian author Andrea Camilleri. The...

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Beauty alone is not enough

It’s been a dry hot summer in Britain.

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Choosing a Business Partner

Having identified a product that fits within our sphere of experience it remains to establish whether entering into a long-term business relationship with a company will prove to be a success. It’s a...

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Un Barbiere di Qualita

I suppose that you would regard the Milano as a "bijou" Hotel. The room is tiny but well appointed and very comfortable and it is but a stone's throw from the Verona Amphitheatre.  Turn right and, if...

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Multnomah Falls

The highway A5 is the road that takes you from Seattle to Portland Oregon and runs more or less straight for some 180 miles. The rental company had upgraded us to an enormous 8 seater GMC; very thirsty,...

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