Tuesday, December 29, 2009

World Heritage: 2009 in Review

Well, this year I made it to two World Heritage sites, the lowest total since 2001. I sort of saw that coming, given the location of this year's conferences. Still, I was happy to make it to these two sites:

  1. Augustusburg Castle in May
  2. The Lavaux Vineyards in September

The list is up to 890. I didn't pick up any from new inscriptions again this year. My 46 out of 890 gives me 5.2%, marginally up over last year's 5.0%. I don't anticipate a big haul next year, but one conference near an iconic World Heritage Site (on the level of Stonehenge) intrigues me. Stay tuned...

Friday, December 25, 2009


I've been playing with my new FIFA 10 game for the PS3. I'm not very good at it, but you wouldn't know by this goal I scored on a free kick.

Friday, December 18, 2009


In an attempt to monetize the coming snowpocalypse, I've created snowpanic.com, where I'm tracking the impending doom coming our way.