December 23rd, 2013

Happy Festivus from Portland!

I got into town yesterday morning around 10:30 - too early to reasonably expect my hotel room to be ready, but I lucked out and was able to check in right away. I caught a short nap, got a light lunch and some coffee, and spent some time looking at the apartment listings. Then I hit Ringlers on Burnside and called it a night.

Today I'm going to scout out a couple of the most promising places. I'm still adjusting to how much cheaper the rents are here, compared to SF!

Kalashnikov

http://rt.com/news/kalashnikov-dies-inventor-ak-47-887/

'The inventor of the iconic AK-47 assault rifle, Mikhail Kalashnikov has reportedly died at the age of 94.

For most of his life, Kalashnikov was feted as an uncontroversial hero.

The self-taught peasant turned tank mechanic who never finished high school, but achieved a remarkable and lasting feat of engineering, while still in his twenties. ...'

Read the rest at RT.