Hello from the wifi hot tub

We’re not quite in it yet, but will be in a few minutes. Here Pierre Devos is warming up the hot tub. That should be an experience. Five geeks all sitting in a tub. Sorry, we have a pact: no photos. :-)

The skiing here is awesome. I’m so out of shape, though. Here’s a picture down the slope at Villars where Laurent Haug took me to.

I hear the founder of IKEA lives directly beneath these slopes. I can see why. Stunning natural beauty. That’s Geneva in the background under the blanket of fog.

Oh, and the chalet we’re staying in? It’s 400 years old and has a weblog built into the house. Seriously. There’s a timber that has writings on it going back hundreds of years in a reverse-chronilogical format. No RSS feed, though. :-)

Thanks to Pierre (a friend of Laurent’s) for inviting us up to his Chalet. Sometimes I get to have remarkable experiences. Today is one of those days. Thanks to both Laurent and Pierre! The view off of his porch is stunning.

28 thoughts on “Hello from the wifi hot tub

  1. It’s 400 years old and has a weblog built into the house. Seriously.

    I know you half meant it jokingly, but boyyyy, talk about every problem as a nail. Most of the Egyptian and somewhat Canaanite archaeology is in “reverse-chronological format”. So all those Divine Kingship Pharaohiftic monuments of great achievements were actually, in fact, a primate form of weblogs to the polytheistic gods and future generations. And the Book of the Dead was laid out in a customized form (if you were wealthy), making it sorta a personal “weblog”, from a template, plus they had “photologs” called vignettes.

    And then the Bible itself was a “chronological format”, group blog formulated together by the Council at Carthage in 387, later reaffirmed by the Council of Hippo in 419. (But even then not set in stone as some include the Apochrypha and others don’t).

    And then the Thomas Paine form of pamphleteers, could be viewed as an early form of a weblog. Personal publishing.

    Nice that everything in history can be fitted into a weblog form. Who knew? Wonders never cease.

  2. It’s 400 years old and has a weblog built into the house. Seriously.

    I know you half meant it jokingly, but boyyyy, talk about every problem as a nail. Most of the Egyptian and somewhat Canaanite archaeology is in “reverse-chronological format”. So all those Divine Kingship Pharaohiftic monuments of great achievements were actually, in fact, a primate form of weblogs to the polytheistic gods and future generations. And the Book of the Dead was laid out in a customized form (if you were wealthy), making it sorta a personal “weblog”, from a template, plus they had “photologs” called vignettes.

    And then the Bible itself was a “chronological format”, group blog formulated together by the Council at Carthage in 387, later reaffirmed by the Council of Hippo in 419. (But even then not set in stone as some include the Apochrypha and others don’t).

    And then the Thomas Paine form of pamphleteers, could be viewed as an early form of a weblog. Personal publishing.

    Nice that everything in history can be fitted into a weblog form. Who knew? Wonders never cease.

  3. Some things just shouldn’t be blogged like five geeks sitting in a hot tub…not the mental image I wanted first thing when I get up in the morning.

  4. Some things just shouldn’t be blogged like five geeks sitting in a hot tub…not the mental image I wanted first thing when I get up in the morning.

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