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Day 1 in Prague

Sunday, December 3rd, 2006 at 11:16 pm Written by:

Not much is going to happen on the other days, because my half brother here Joshua is going to English and German classes to learn how to travel write and speak in a foreign language, while I’ll be left in a cafe to read and rest. He led me up round the back of the Prague Castle on top of the hill on the other side of the river, and we wandered around a museum there, and walked back until my feet were entirely sore from cobble stones, bad shoes, and fallen arches. He has been very good at finding satisfactory places to eat.

At dinner in town I phoned up Martin Sluka, one of the exponents of the rival cave drawing software called therion, which is actually programmed by people in Slovakia — the other half of the country Czechoslovakia as I learned it was called when I was young — and he drove round immediately and took me to his house miles away to show me all his cave surveying equipment and old surveys.

I am trying to propose a project on knowledgeforge, which is going to archive all the cave survey data that people want to put there, in the same way that sourceforge exists for software code and is the default place for such material.

I demonstrated my fundamentally incompatible Tunnel cave program to him, and found loads of problems with it. I have to reserve some serious development time on it, along with all the other projects I am meant to be doing.

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