Jan 10
Lines at CES 2011 were everywhere this year. Experts call this a good sign for Las Vegas, the economy and the industry. It means things are turning around. More people traveling means more people working sooner or later (maybe sooner) and a turn-around the "Great Recession". Me? I don't like lines. All that other stuff is a crock of hooey if you ask..... [ read more ]
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Jan 06
It's been a crazy month or so for us. From our travels to Beijing and our long Holiday breaks, we've all spent way too much time jetting around the world. But, when CES calls, we answer. A lighter team this year as only Mord and I are on the ground, but we have a plan. Or at least we did before I lost Mord somewhere between the craps and roulette..... [ read more ]
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Dec 23
Happy Holidays from Tech Bucket Blog!!! Our guys and gals have been off vacationing and visiting friends and family. Looking at our upcoming schedule, we thought it'd be a good idea to let everyone get some quality R&R in before we hit CES and Vegas. Mord's already parked in Vegas, rumor has it that he's shacked up in The Venetian for the Holidays. ..... [ read more ]
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Nov 23
It's not all fancy roadside food stands for us you know. On a typical night, we actually hung with the locals and did what they did. Our Beijing based web-team was more than happy to bring us along on jumping Friday night. Fortunately for us, unfortunately for our readers, cameras were all confiscated after dinner so any foolishness fueled on by..... [ read more ]
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Nov 23
So, we said the duck was good and the restaurant over 200 years old. The back story, as we were told by the locals, is that original store was somewhere near Qianamen Square (Tienamen Square). Over the year's the original store front was taken down as more than a little remodeling took over. The original store moved, to another part of Beijing. Recently..... [ read more ]
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Nov 23
I love duck. And I love goose. Especially when it's carved by a masterful artist like this guy and cooked in traditional methods that haven't changed in over 200 years in place called Quan Ju De. Whatever "Quan Ju De" means, I don't really care. You can look it up on Wikipedia or Google it. To me, it means delicious duck (that's really a borderline..... [ read more ]
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Nov 23
We were treated to some pretty fantastic meals while we were in China. On various evenings, we were invited by potential vendors and partners that we met with China to dinner and a night out. Dinner ranged from simple selections all the way up to the super expensive made to order, us in our little "dining" room away from everyone else being attended by..... [ read more ]
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Nov 22
(This is the final post in our 3 part special about buying and negotiating for gear in Beijing) So why do you "have" to do it? Why must you negotiate the deal when buying a simple USB thumb-drive in Beijing? Well...to get a good deal of course!!! It's not just that it's saving a few bucks, but you do it to partly ensure you're not about to get ripped..... [ read more ]
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