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Hi Sam from Bruce, Henny and Shwetank in Norway

Posted by stuff4sam on December 30, 2008

Hi Sam,

Well, almost three years to the day that I set off to the Arctic to raise money dog sledding I found myself back in Norway, this time holed up in a cabin in the snowy mountains north of Oslo in Ringbu.

On my right is Bruce Lawson who does a lot of good stuff with accessibility and web standards who I now work with at Opera. When we spotted the tractor it made me think of you and your cool set of wheels.

Happy 2009, hope it’s the best yet.

Henny, Bruce and Shwetank (our photographer extraordinaire)

xxx

Hello again, from Norway

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Hi Sam from Opera in Xi’an, China

Posted by stuff4sam on December 8, 2008

Hi Sam from Opera China

你好 Sam,

Been a while since I sent in a photo but here I am in Xi’an (西安), a Chinese city at the start of the Silk Route, in China. I changed jobs in September and almost immediately went to China to visit lots of universities to talk about web standards with my new company Opera.

Xian is an amazing place and one of the oldest cities in China (ancient in fact) with a large Chinese Muslim community called Uyghurs who make delicious spicy lamb stews and flat breads. Xi’an is probably most famous for the Terracotta Warriors (兵马俑) which were created in the Qing Dynasty in 210 BC and buried with Qin Shi Huang the First Emperor of China. They were forgotten about until they were discovered in 1974 by local farmers drilling for water – probably with tractors 🙂

In the photo we’re all taking it easy with a beer after talking to over 200 students and Xian University. From left to right there is Richard Gao, Henrick Lexow Thruth and Zi Bin.

Henny xx

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