Next week I am going to Nairobi for AfNOG, the African Network Operators Group 2006 event. A significant part of this is a workshop teaching the technical skills needed to run an ISP. I’ll be going in place of Philip Hazel to teach people about Exim.
One thing I noticed this morning is that the credit cards that I have been issued this year do not have magnetic stripes: they are chip-and-pin only! This is rather inconvenient for international travel. Fortunately I still have an older credit card with a stripe - though it is one we want to get rid of - and my bank is sending me a replacement card which might arrive before I leave.
Anyone else who is planning to travel on new credit cards should check this. Of course banks like you to warn them beforehand anyway, so that their fraud detection systems are prepared.