algoldor at frantisekapfelbeck.org
algoldor at frantisekapfelbeck.org
Sun Mar 6 13:12:53 PST 2011
I'm sending my first official newsletter. I hope that you are going to
enjoy it. If you would like to stay in touch, please check my web
pages from time to time and send a line, it would be nice.
I would like to thank a lot for your support. I've been able to
collect more than $1500 since the beginning of December allowing me to
do what I believe I should do and I look for ?my way? of doing that.
I'm finding the promotion of probiotic beverages and foods very
interesting and I want seriously continue with it.
My next big target is to tour the Europe (I'm in the middle of it) and
go for Japan (end of April).
For more info please check my web pages
especially my newsletter
I'm now on a food hacking tour around Europe so it may take me some
time to respond, so please be patient with me.
I wish you all the best,
Zdravim ve spolek,
Timto rozesilam svuj prvni oficialni ?newsletter?, ktery si doufam
uzijete. Pokud budete chtit zustat v kontaktu, prosim podivejte se cas
od casu na me webove stranky a sem tam napiste, pokusim se zahy
Moc rad bych podekoval za vasi podporu. Od zacatku prosince se mi
podarilo vybrat cca 27 000 Kc, coz mi umoznilo delat to co verim, ze
bych mel a hledat cestu, ktera mi vyhovuje. Vyroba a distribuce
probiotickych napoju a potravin me opravdu zaujala a rad bych se ji
nadale profesionalne venoval.
Neblizsimi cily je tura kolem Evropy (na ktere jiz jsem, zitra vyrazim
do Berlina) a dlouhoocekavana cesta do Japonska na konci dubna.
Pro dalsi info se prosim podivejte na me webove stranky
newsletter je zatim pouze v anglictine, pokusim se to brzy napravit
informace o ture kolem Evropy jsou v anglictine zde
a jako bombonek pro prave cesky mluvici pridavam novy dopis z cest
Mejte se vsichni skvele,
PS I've copied the newsletter without the functional links just below.
PS Zde je kopie newsletteru bez funkcnich linek.
Greetings to All!
This is the first official newsletter which I'm sending to the people
who fallow my activities, my life journey. I'm going to do this since
now on on a regular basis once per quarter of the year.
Now lets start with a bit of retrospective. What happened in the last
two years and why you do not know too much about it. The second first,
well I was not systematic enough, short and simple. Now lets say the
Well first of all I've left fundamental research and my position at
the department of Biochemistry at National University of Ireland,
Galway at the end of 2008. Since than I've spend several months in
Czech Republic in Ceske Budejovice and left for USA to enjoy some
adventures! I've hitch hiked from Chicago by Interstate 90 in the
direction of West coast and after few weeks I got to Vancouver which I
liked very much. From there I've used the same mode of transport to
get to Alaska through British Columbia and Yukon. I've spend a summer
salmon fishing season in Cordova and Valdez sadly known as a place of
one of the biggest oil spillage disasters in the history. However
these months full of wonderful adventures spend in a pristine nature
were just amazing, I'll always remembering these times and you will be
able to get a glimpse of them in my photo gallery and letters from my
travels. At the end of August I left for California stopping in Liard
River Hot Springs which I've to recommend to everyone, crossing
Washington and Oregon enjoying the wonderful sights of its costs,
hitting California and it's Redwood Parks finally reaching "City of
liberty" San Francisco.
In SF I've found Noisebridge first hackerspace which was the first
hacker space where I've ever been in to. This community of people was
amazing and I really liked the way how they live and work together.
They helped me enormously with my project of Multimedia Center Build
up at Cuba. I've left for Cuba at the end of October, and stayed until
the mid of December and it was just amazing stay. Complicated but
great, I loved the people in the Placetas, Matanzas and countryside in
general and of course my friends in Habana.
I've left Cuba to travel hitch hiking around Central America starting
with Yucatan, going to Belize, crossing to Guatemala where I've
enjoyed a week of lovely pneumonia. I've walked by the Pacific Ocean
to San Salvador, staying in the capital a bit and leaving on the New
Years Eve to Honduras which mountains I liked very much. The final
country which I've visited in the direction of South was Nicaragua
where I've stayed for some three weeks visiting Managua where I've
been robed by gang, Granada and San Juan del Sur which I liked very
much. Unfortunately it is also starting to be more and more touristy
loosing it's true spirit. During my stay in this town I've decided to
come back to Chiapas especially to San Cristóbal de Las Casas and
served there as a volunteer under Mexican non profit organization
Nataté Voluntariado Internacional.
I've had a great time here, getting to know better the situation in
the region and starting to have a closer ties with the local
indigenous people through our volunteer projects like building houses,
cooking, fermenting etc. I've stayed for four months leaving later on
for Oaxaca, Zipolite which is an amazing Pacific nude beach, and hitch
hiked by the coast towards USA through Acapulco, Lázaro Cárdenas,
Manzanillo, Puerto Vallarta, Tepic etc. to Heroica Nogales, where I've
crossed border to Arizona, USA.
I've managed with bit of troubles to cross the Central Valley where I
got sun burn and I can say that it was probably the worst hitch hiking
experience until now, basically no one would stop. However I got at
the end a ride and joint by one cool guy and I hit finally San
Francisco as it should be, hitch hiking and lightly stoned. I've
entered Noisebridge and Three Stone Hearth Kitchen and began to enjoy
my stay in the amazing atmosphere of the San Francisco Bay Area. I've
been learning a lot as a apprentice and brewing master in Three Stone
Hearths (TSH) enjoying their very progressive and unique business
model and most of all amazing community. I've been also experimenting
a lot at Noisebridge co-founding food hacking group called Tastebridge
where we have had a brewing classes and cooking classes, we did a lots
of experiments and also promoted our self on Underground markets which
was really great opportunity to try in a fun way and with support of
community what some would like to do for living. People therefore
could learn how to produce their probiotic drinks, bottle them, label
them and sell them, whole circle model for a minimum of expenses.
I've spend my time in San Francisco very actively, visiting also a
course of Japanese at Soko Gakuen language school and enjoying my
visited of Japan Town a lot, especially my favourite Japanese spa
Kabuki Springs & Spa which I can recommend to everyone. Also my active
involvement in nudism was great remembering visits of my friend
Darius, enjoying the nudist dinners, my relaxation time at Baker Beach
and certainly not forgetting my wonderful trip with Darius to visit
his friends, very nice gay couple at Cobb Mountain and enjoying a
short stay in a Harbin Hot Springs which I truly loved and I would
like to recommend to everyone to visit!
The half year which I've spend in SF Bay Area was amazing but I can
say that at the end I was ready to go. I've confirmed to myself that
I'm not a city person and I will never be. It was important experience
which has shown me many things through which I'll go later on. To
finish this part of the story you could find me on 8th of December
packed with the fly ticket in my hand to Narita, Japan. Well not
having a newly required "transit visa" for Canada the trip did not
happen in stead I had to come back to Europe. I've used this
opportunity to join as a food hacker one of the biggest annual hacker
conferences around the world at 27th Chaos Communication Congress
where I've been actively promoting food hacking both by lightning
talk, workshops and food preparation. I've returned home to relax a
bit because I was still quite exhausted after the SF. Very soon I've
started to work on a preparation of my [hacker tour|food hacking
tour]] around Europe and Japan, starting at Progress Bar log of the
event in Bratislava on a full moon of 18th of February. The next stop
is Brmlab in Prague and after that hopefully Chaoskueste in Kiel and
many others for more details please see the [Hacker tour 2011|hacker
Now when we are up to date, what is next?
Well there are certainly many things which has to be done. The major
tasks are now regular weekly updates of my activities on my news page
and another one is the creation of the mailing list. I'm also starting
to focus more on my finances, trying to fallow my financial plan for
2011, which I've set at least at $6000 and which I've still quite a
way to finish.
However the major things which happen in the last year or two was the
confirmation that the sustainable development (sd) as a field of
interest is really suitable for me. The realization that food
production and conservation with the use of fermentations is something
what I really would like to do as my specialization was pivotal for
me. It had a strong influence on my stay in Mexico learning with
indigenous people their way of utilization of Indian corn, discovering
the preparation of pineapple vinegar in Cuban countryside, learning a
lot in a medium scale production facility of Three Stone Hearth
Kitchen and of course preparing my stay in Japan.
I believe that this stay is going to be crucial for my future
direction because the knowledge of probiotic foods in Japanese culture
is one of the deepest on the world. I would like to study this art in
Japan at least for a year. In the same time I've decided to work
intensively on the improvement of my physical condition and my body
posture especially, because it is absolutely crucial for my well being
and I've deliberately omit it by a great deal for more than a decade.
Anyone who would know some interesting life foods production facility
in Japan and some lovely health spa, please let me know, I'm really
ready for it!
If I make a small projection of years to come I would like to keep the
course. Learning more about food and drink fermentations in rural
indigenous areas, combining them with today's scientific knowledge and
technology, food hacking is something what I feel is being very
beneficial for me and the society. I would like to help to improve
already existing businesses and their production processes hoping to
obtain more experience, port folio and funds. This I would like to
combine with presentation from my travels, workshops on probiotic
foods and publications of "letters from my travels". If I summarise
all this together I should be able to do what I want as I want and
support myself. It may happen that I start my own business,
cooperative or community some day when I settle down somewhere but I
think it is still few years in the future because I want to keep
moving and seeing new things for a bit more. Now there were recently
some questions about my relations to girls, probably because of my
close ties to many gay, lesbian and transsexual people. Well, if I
meet a girl who would be willing to spend her life with me and I feel
the "spark" being present, than I would go for it. Otherwise I rather
Here I feel that it is time to wish you all the best and hope that
more and more people will find their life more fulfilling. If I can
help to spread this growth and prosperity around me by doing what I
believe in, that would be great. If anyone would like to support me
please get in touch or make a contribution by the donation, I do
Have a great time and please stay in touch!
::PS Please note that the first two newsletters will be send to the
people who's contact details I have, after that just to the ones who
sign for the mailing list which is in preparation. All newsletters
will be posted and archived on the web pages.
More information about the Tastebridge