Thirteenth participation update

Only seven days before our plane will depart from Schiphol Airport! Yesterday Ronald sent you an update with lots of information about what our tour program. It’s really coming together now.

 
 
 

Results first talks with participants

The following remarks might be interesting for all participants:

  • WA insurance is limited. You might want to up your coverage;
  • Every participant should carry (copies of) insurance policies. Some hospitals will not treat minor injuries without proof you can pay the bill;
  • Are we in the United States for ‘Business’ or for ‘Pleasure’?
    We are not doing business and we are also not enrolled in a US University. Therefore we are on a trip for pleasure.
  • Do you have enough shirts (overhemden) and clothes in general?
 
 
 

How much luggage can I bring?

All our flights are with US Airways or Alaska Airlines.

 

You are allowed to bring 1 big suitcase:

Maximum weight: 50lbs = 22 kilograms

Maximum size: Maximum dimension of 62 linear inches (length + height + width)

 

You are allowed to bring 1 piece of carry-on luggage plus one personal item, such as a purse, briefcase or laptop computer:

Maximum weight: Up to 40 lbs/18 kg

Maximum size: Up to 45 in/115 cm (14 x 9 x 22 in or 36 x 23 x 56 cm)

 
 
 

More about luggage policies

You can find the US Airways policies on: http://www2.usairways.com/en-US/traveltools/baggage/baggagepolicies.html

You can find the Alaska Airlines policies on: http://www.alaskaair.com/as/www2/help/faqs/CheckedBaggage.asp

 

In short:

Extra bags cost up to 55$ per flight.

$50 per flight extra for bags that weigh between 51-70 lbs (23-32 kg)

And we fly a lot!

A lot of items are prohibited in your carry-on luggage. Some are also prohibited in your checked bags.

US Airways luggage prohibited item policies can be found on: http://flights.usairways.com/en-CH/travel_information/baggage_policies/special_items.html

Alaska Airline luggage prohibited item policies can be found on: http://www.alaskaair.com/as/www2/help/faqs/CarryOnBaggage.asp

If this changes you will be informed asap. Our exact flight numbers will be sent to you in the beginning of next week.

 
 
 

TV slides

Yesterday we added the first Pixel 2010 slides to the Inter-Actief screen at the coffee corner. Among other things we’ll show everybody what we are going to do each day: http://www.inter-actief.utwente.nl/studiereis/pixel/tv/cache/tvslide_tourschedule.jpg

You can also find two smaller ones on the webpage frontpage: http://www.inter-actief.utwente.nl/studiereis/pixel/

These slides will be rendered by a cronjob every 30 minutes. We expect this to start working somewhere next week.

 
 
 

Commit your study tour photos to Picasa

Study tour Pixel opened a new Picasa webalbums account. Photo’s posted in there will become visible on the pixel 2010 website photopage: http://www.inter-actief.utwente.nl/studiereis/pixel/participants_photo.html

Picasa username: **** check your email ******

Password: ********

You are allowed to upload your own photos. Please keep in mind that your photo’s appear on the pixel2010 webpage so please do not post strange photo’s.

If you also want your photo’s to appear on the Inter-Actief tv you have to add the “pixel2010” keyword to your photo’s.

Example: http://www.inter-actief.utwente.nl/studiereis/pixel/tv/cache/tvslide.jpg .

Adding another keyword “!” will create slides with your image highlighted: http://www.inter-actief.utwente.nl/studiereis/pixel/tv/cache/tvslide_withBig.jpg. Only add this keyword to your best / coolest / funniest photos.

 
 
 

Store your less educational photos on your own Picasa account

You can also store images on your own Picasa account. If you add the “pixel2010” tag your photos will appear in the ‘latest photos’-section on the website.

If you want your photo’s to appear on the Inter-Actief screen, please send us your username. We have to add you to the allowed_users list.

 
 
 

Are you going to blog?

If you send us your rss-feed url your blog will automatically be added to the pixel2010 webpage. We will place your title and first paragraph and link to your personal blog.

 
 
 

How to pack your bags

Ties found a nice video on how to pack your back with without getting everything wrinkled. The video can be found on: http://lifehacker.com/5639001/video-demo-the-bundled-packing-method-fits-more-clothes-with-fewer-wrinkles?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+lifehacker/full+(Lifehacker)

 
 
 

Good weekend everybody. We’ll see you again on Monday for the last Pixel 2010 theme course presentations (5) and lectures (2). If you have any questions, just let us know!

 

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