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8 January 2014

Seeing all the countries in the world

“Graham David Hughes (born 1979) is a British adventurer, filmmaker, television presenter and Guinness World Records holder. Graham successfully visited all United Nations member states without flying.” (source)

See the video below:

Not a big fan:

  • He spent only a small amount of time in most of the countries. If your objective is just to check a country for a few hours, then to checklist it, OK, he got that.
  • But, generally, people travel with more reasons than check listing – “Oh, I’ll visit them all”.

Yes, I admire his perseverance and efforts, and I envy his success.

But with all this “let’s get it over with, there are hundreds of countries to visit, hurry!”-philosophy, I’m not a big fan.


Each Windows installed has its own specificities

Sometimes, I install Windows-es. They’re all sort of them – XP, 7, 8, different service packs for each of them, x64 and x86. Windows 7 with SP1 on x64 is a different thing than Windows 7 on x86 with no SP. Some programs work, some don’t. The thing is, you can’t predict things easily. You install Last FM and don’t know if it will work, and if it will work correctly. Again, the thing is lots of programs are not installed right away with Windows. So, you install Windows, you install the other software and, surprise!, after a month of usage you discover you need some other programs. And these don’t work.

I don’t have a clear solution to this. I just wanted to clarify some things.