Category: Trips

Useful Travel Tips to Help You Cope With Long Haul Flights

A holiday is supposed to relieve a person from stress but there are times when you would see some people who look tired and washed out when they reach their destination. You would also see some vacationers looking haggard when they come back after their holiday because of long haul flights. Obviously, there are some people who find the experience of flying stressful especially when it’s done the first time.

However, do you know that there are some travel tips that you can apply to minimize the stress caused by long haul flights? Here are some of them:

  1. Be at the airport on time.
    Isn’t it stressful to race through the security and immigration with just a short period of time; knowing that you may get offloaded if you don’t get to process all the papers you need? The stress you get from this experience can really turn you into a stressed out passenger when or if you finally get onto the plane. Travel stress brought by this kind of situation may be avoided by allotting more time for all the things you need to do at the airport.
  2. Get the best seat!
    Studying the aircraft configuration before you travel will help you get the best seat. You will have more time to request for a seat with more legroom especially when you reserve online.
  3. Dress comfortably.
    Remember that you will have to sit and stay in one position for several hours and the least you can do to make yourself comfortable during these hours is to make sure that the clothes and the shoes you are going to wear don’t make hard situation harder.
  4. Do not eat and drink a lot.
    Your digestive system is not in its optimum condition when you are seated in a confined space. Remember to eat only in moderation before traveling otherwise you’ll have an uncomfortable time while on the plane. Moreover, you should be aware that alcohol has more severe effects when the body is in pressurized environments such as an airplane cruising at a high altitude.
  5. Drink plenty of water.
    Do not forget that it is very dry inside the plane because the air inside is just re-circulated. This might cause you dehydration and to counteract the effect, you’ve got to drink plenty of water.
  6. Walk the aisles.
    Long haul flights often make people feel sore, bloated and stiff. This is because the muscles could not react easily to the situation of not being used for a long time. Try walking the aisles to give your muscles some exercise.
  7. Noise cancelling headphones can help!
    The noise especially when the plane is on the highest altitude can really cause you a lot of stress. There is nothing wrong with investing on some headphones that are designed to cancel the noise that surrounds you on the plane. You may have to spend some dollars on these headphones but you are assured that you will have a stress free travel because you can be on the go right after getting off the plane.

Stress is everywhere and it only depends on the person how he is going to avoid the things that may put him into a stressful situation. When it comes to travel, it’s very important that you follow the above given tips to ensure that you’ll reach your destination looking fresh, excited and raring to experience fun and adventure!

 

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How not to run a datacenter..

Today we’ll have a little lesson in how not to run a datacenter. I was going through my old images from my trip down to the datacenter of a company I used to work for and found these little gems.

Phone in the server

The first photo is clearly the best of them all. Yes ladies and gentlemen, that right there is a LIVE IN USE server (actually, it was one of the major SQL servers if I remember correctly) with a phone sitting INSIDE THE SERVER, and the cables interfering with the fans from running. No Joke, I shit you not, this is how I found the server when I went to the datacenter. I mean, come on, who does things like this?

These next two photos aren’t SO bad, but they just demonstrate the virtues of proper cable management, and not to mention color coding. Could you imagine if someone was like “yeah joe, please remove that grey cable over there” – yeah right!

Crazy Cables Hey Joe! It’s the Grey Cable!

So that concludes our little lesson of the day. If you work for a place that has it’s own datacenter facilities, please make sure you’re not using these guys, which I can’t mention names obviously for contractual reasons or something. Check out your facilities before ever agreeing to work for someone or with someone. Saves a whole lotta trouble in the long run. Trust me!