The Ruins of Prambanan in Yogyakarta (and two new reviews)

Just outside of Yogyakarta in Indonesia are the ruins of Prambanan. Getting to this place is a long way from home, so we tried to take advantage of everything in and around the city. Prambanan is a Hindu temple that was first built in 850 CE. It began a painstaking reconstruction in 1918. I can't imagine what difficult work that must be.

 

Actually, it was quite nice to get out of the crowded city. Will and I had spent a long night walking around down near the markets. The streets were so crowded in the busy night streets that it was unbelievable. I had always known that Indonesia had hundreds of millions of people, but when stuck in the throngs, you can really feel it. Also, that was a disconcerting night because it was the first time I stepped over a dead body.

 

I have a few new reviews for you too! These were mentioned in the most recent newsletter that went out a few days ago. Both of these are short and sweet, since they are simple but great products. The first one is for sharing large files with others and moving files around between computers easily. It's called DropBox and you can read a short DropBox Review here.

 

The second tool I've been using is for backing my files up onto the Internet (the cloud). This gives me piece of mind in case there is a fire and my local backups are also destroyed. Even if you don't have a ton of photos and just want to back up your family digital photos, it's a smart idea. And it's super-cheap. You can read more at the Backblaze Review page.

 

from the blog at www.stuckincustoms.com

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Taken on March 15, 2008