Friday, July 16, 2010

Trip to Snezka in Krkonose mountains

We visited Krkonose mountains and did very nice trail around Pec pod Snezkou. Here are some pictures from the day.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

New "My Mac Software" page

I strongly believe in sharing information. Also, I have been sometimes struggling to find best software for specific tasks that would run on my Mac.

So in order to help others, I have created a new page My Mac Software, where I plan to share a list of Mac software I use. I will be adding more details on most of them in coming weeks.

Please keep the discussion live and share your applications.

Where is that banner picture from?

I am frequently asked "Where was that banner picture taken?". So finally, here is the answer. The green arrow points exactly to the spot.

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Should government move to "pay-as-you-go" road charges?

The Register mentions in this article that RAC chief says that UK should move to pay-as-you-go charges. The reason is that the fuel duty  and road tax. Only small portion goes to actual road infrastructure.

I fear that the government will use wrong formula to calculate £ per mile. I think they might be tempted to take current revenue from road users and simply divide it in such a way that it will actually get more expensive to do the same mileage.

We already have pay-as-you-go system - fuel duty. yes it is expensive, but reflects how economical a car is and how many miles it does. An f only portion of the money goes to the road infrastructure that the fuel duty should be lowered, to reflect this!

Especially, as the pay-as-you-go system will likely require installation of GPS tracking devices into every car. Please, no!