Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2009:May:30 Saturday <Friday, Sunday>
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2009/5/30-6/5 [Computer/SW/OS/Windows, Computer/SW, Computer/Companies/Google] UID:53058 Activity:nil
5/29    Is there any good software to generate timeline / milestone similar
        to the Google timeline?
        \_ MS Project? Fastrack?
2009/5/30-6/4 [Uncategorized] UID:53059 Activity:nil
5/30    Ted Rall calls for Obama to resign
        <DEAD>www.sj-r.com/opinions/x124603932/Ted-Rall-It-s-increasingly-evident-that-Obama-should-resign<DEAD>
        \_ ODS appears to be even more debilitating than BDS.
2009/5/30-6/5 [Recreation/Food] UID:53060 Activity:moderate
5/30    I've got 15 hours in Paris (2pm to 5am their time) on a layover.
        I have never been to Paris. What should I do with my time? The
        Orsay Museum is open until 10pm Thursdays and I will be there on
        a Thursday, so that is one option. I heard a Seine cruise is nice.
        Any other ideas?
        \_ The Musee D'Orsay is great (and reminiscent of Doe Library,
           architecturally), but in summer you can expect 2 hours
           waits to get in.  The Louvre can be fine, if you're not
           trying to see the Mona Lisa.  Really, in Paris it would be
           fine to just take the Metro down to somewhere along the Seine,
           and walk along until you find a nice cafe or restaurant.
           \_ Would it be worth a 2 hour wait to get in the museum?
              \- Some Paris advice attached, but you should ask me via wall
                 if you want more info. It's more of a conversation than an
                 essay [e.g. "food, shopping, culture?"]. What you should do
              \- I can give you some Paris advice, but you should ask me via
                 wall if you want more info. It's more of a conversation than
                 an essay, e.g. "food, shop, culture?"]. What you should do
                 first is figure out when you need to leave Paris proper to
              \- I can give you some Paris advice, but you should
                 ask me via wall. It's more of a conversation than an
                 essay [e.g. "food, shop, culture?"]. What you should do first
                 is figure out when you need to leave Paris proper to
                 easily get back to the airport ... if CDG, then "Le Dernier
                 Metro" [well, RER B] from say Chatelet or Gare du Nord.
                 Metro" [well, RER B] from say Chatelet/Gare du Nord/Lyon.
                 I'm inclined to say just walk around the Louvre, Ile de la
                 Cite [Conciergerie, St Chapelle, Notre Dame] and then
                 around the 5e and 6e [Sorbonne, Pantheon, St. Sulpice,
                 Jardin Lux] and maybe squeeze in a smaller museum like
                 Moyen Age. There is a lot of street food you can get in
                 that area: grand mariner crepes, bertillion ice cream,
                 jambon de pays sandwiches, grand viande kebabs etc.
                 If you are interested in history/lit, the center of town is
                 a great place to wander ... here is where the Templars
                 were burned by Philip IV, here is where the d'Artagnan
                 a great place to wander ... here is where the Templers
                 were burned by Philip IV, here is where the D'Artanian
                 were burned by Philip IV, here is where the d'Artagnan
                 lived after his promotion, see St. Chapelle and then
                 reflect on the fact that Louis IX paid more for the
                 fraudulent relics he bought to house there than for the
                 church itself. Seine cruise is leem. Eiffel Tour, Montmarte,
                 Arc Triomphe, Pere Lachaise etc will burn a lot of time in
                 fraudulent relics he bought to house there than the church
                 itself cost. Seine cruise is leem. Eiffel Tour, Arc Triomphe,
                 Montmarte, Pere Lachaise etc will burn a lot of time in
                 transportation. --psb
                 a great place to walk around ... here is where the Templers
                 were burned, here is where the D'Artanian lived, this is
                 the church Louis IX built to house the fraudulent relics he
                 bought etc. --psb
        \_ I would just wander the streets. If you do end up going to
           Montmartre (I wouldn't), the Dali Museum there is pretty cool.
           What interests you? Food, shopping, history, art, sex?
           \_ Shopping doesn't interest me. History interests me, but not
              to the extent that I'd go see the beaches of Normandy during
              my vacation like my coworker spent 2 days doing. Versailles
              would be cool, but there's just not time for that. I do like
              art and I go to art museums everywhere I go, hence looking
              up the Orsay. I like food, too, and I am told Paris has a
              lot of good cheese.
              \_ Musee Rodin is nice and small and usually not totally
                 packed on a weekday. Paris has lots of good cheap eats
                 (crepe stands, breakfast croissants, middle eastern food,
                 ham&cheese sandwiches). It's also nice to spend $5 on a cup
                 of tea and watch people go buy (you can do this pretty much
                 anywhere in Paris, some places better than others. L'Opera
                 is usually pretty crowded). I remember really liking
                 Madeleine. There's the cathedral and a really good, overpriced
                 chocolate shop on that street. You said you don't like
                 shopping, but you like food. In terms of generic sites,
                 Notre Dame is pretty centrally located. Eiffel Tower is way
                 out of the way. Georges Pompideau Center is also in a good
                 central area and will give you easy access to CDG.
        \_ Mourn with families of Air France Flight 447 passengers and crew.
           \_ This isn't funny.
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