September 28, 2014

little marlow – UK

Posted by: samstone @ 5:15 pm


Andy writes

Check out Afternoon Ride on! It’s a 19.1 mi ride I did on Friday, September 26, 2014.

“been a while since I’ve been out ;-)”

See you on Strava!
— Your friends at Strava

Cafe Amsterdam – Ulaanbataar, Mongolia

Posted by: samstone @ 4:57 pm

Hi John,

currently stuck in Ulaanbataar, Mongolia, due to early snowfall. The trip is full of coincidental meetings.

Yesterday we ended up in Cafe “Amsterdam”, in the center of the city here where we suddenly met a Japanese entrepreneur who was working on Climate Change and Precision Agriculture. He is currently connecting us to his people in Japan and to Ulaanbataar University. It seems that this Water Preservation / Precision Irrigation using low-cost devices is really hitting the right notes.

Moreover, I am really thankful to have to opportunities to bring Sam here, it is really  a great addition to our travel. I will send you a set of pictures soon; we have some great footage and places where we placed the stones. Btw, yesterday we placed the first stone in Mongolia, at a rather special place :-)


Robert-Jan Sips

NB From 1 Sept 2014 until 3 Jan 2015 I’ll be travelling in Central Asia with limited access to my mail. Responsibilities will be delegated to Wing-Yan Man, please mail to

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From:    John M Cohn/Burlington/IBM@IBMUS
To:    Robert-Jan Sips/Netherlands/IBM@IBMNL@IBMGB,
Date:    26-09-14 21:37
Subject:    Re: SamStone Kazan

Thanks so much for the update. It’s so cool to imagine where you are , what you’re seeing and who you’re meeting !

John Cohn Ph.D,
IBM Fellow , Corporate Technical Strategy
phone 802-578-0985

Bright Angel Point, Grand Canyon – AZ

Posted by: samstone @ 4:53 pm