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    I was a good husband; as soon as I got off the plane, I took a taxi to Sephora and bought my wife a load of makeup. Then I went to the Apple store and briefly oggled the watch I don't have. THEN I checked in at Hotel Hell.
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      @schoeni Yes, this is very true. The staff were friendly enough, it's just very old, very tired, and likely seen some pretty interesting experiences. I don't like walking barefoot in the room though. Odd stains on the floor.
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        @rabryst Work budget. I'm not even sure they'll pay for this - but I did use the corporate card and it hasn't been declined yet. Wallpaper peeling off walls, furniture all damaged...
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          Also, curiously, the toilet flushes with what looks like a light switch that's spring loaded - so you have to press the light switch and hold it. It's mounted on the wall in a non-obvious location. At least it flushes.
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            It's been quite a while since I've stayed in what I'd call a two to three star hotel. It's .. not ideal. The door doesn't really lock/secure, the hallway smells like a deep fat fryer, the shower head can't be moved in any way...
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              Annoying. Milanese loop moved from 1-2 week shipping overnight to 5-6 weeks. Hmm.
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                Two words: UGH, Sydney.
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                  So that's neat. Double tapping home on iOS to bring up running apps actually live updates album art in the Music app without having to exit the app list mode first. Never noticed that.
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                    @pharsicle When exposed to toxic levels of radiation, it’s not appropriate to blame the body for its reaction, it’s appropriate to blame the radiation.
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                      Admire the effort, but I don't think this will end well. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-32863205
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                        @jextxadore @epal I’ve had a dream about that sort of ordering experience ever since I was about 5 or 6. There are a few restaurants here which give people iPads when they arrive, and they can control everything…looking forward to more of that.
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                          @epal Been having a tough time with UrbanSpoon and Yelp reviews lately, by stars/numbers - the student skew is making it tough to get accurate readings without detailed written reviews. I’ll add it to our list, thanks!
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                            @epal Did you try the food at TNE as well?
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                              @epal Willing to try that, thanks! We’ve seen popping candy appear in a few things lately, it seems to be en vogue again.
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                                @epal I’d need that for certain cocktail bars. Prefer that over coffee. ;-)
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                                  @epal I wish Melbourne would get into things like OpenTable. Would be phenomenal here.
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                                    Love being a regular at certain cafes here. Walk in, sit down, our coffee order already known and on its way. Customer service for the win.
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                                      @epal My wife will get hers in 1-2 weeks but mine is still July at some point. Alas.
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                                        Ordered High Rise stand for the watch I don't yet have. And two extra charging thingies.
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                                          Bought my wife a 3TB drive for Time Machine. The NAS unit I’d been using had a size limitation for TM that was starting to cause issues. Hope she never needs it, but, very much worth it to have.