September 30, 2004

The Air Up Here

It seems I’ll have one more home turf advantage at Gnomedex: I’m used to the altitude. I’ve been seeing posts by lots of people, like Darren here, who are having trouble coping with the thin air. Well, I’ve been breathing this stuff for twenty years, so, I’ll race you up the stairs!

I’ve also seen the first anti-gambling post of the conference, from Dave Taylor. He makes good points about casinos being dens of despair, and not the most cheery places around, but overall I’m on Christopher Baus’ side: because of the gaming taxes, there is no personal income tax in Nevada. So drop a few nickels in the slots while you’e walking by. Or a few dollars. Or a few hundred. Whatever.

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  1. Christopher Baus says:

    I don’t believe people can actually feel the altitude at 6500′. 10000′ maybe. ; )

    Posted October 11, 2004 @ 5:07 pm
  2. Dave Taylor says:

    Actually, being someone who lives at 5280 foot elevation in Colorado, I can assure you that people can feel the altitude when they come and visit. In fact, when we first moved here I had a persistent headache for the first two weeks or so until I acclimated. The key, though, is just to drink lots of water. 🙂

    Posted November 25, 2004 @ 9:20 am

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