Looks like it has been awhile since I posted to the ol’ weblog. I think it might be time to start up again. I’m travelling for work and that’s caused me to break up old routines and start new ones.
Here’s some quick notes about my experience flying some of the legs from this year’s WorldFlight on VATSIM: Flying the 777 during high traffic events: Man, this plane is amazing! FMC programming was a breeze and takeoff/landing was relatively straightforward. I had some issues landing at some airports due to my scenery files were not […]
I bit the bullet last night and purchased the PMDG 777 add-on for Microsoft Flight Simulator X. It’s nearly $100 and worth *every* penny. Here’s some initial impressions: I now know why PMDG charges what they do. From the installation experience to the docs and the actual flight, it’s clear they made a silk purse […]
As the family’s tech authority, I frequently get this question: “What iPhone should I buy?” The answer is easy, but most people don’t listen. For the family reading this, do yourself a favor and read this twice before making the decision. 1. Buy one with the biggest amount of storage you can afford. The most […]
Tammy and I traded up to the iPhone 5 a couple months ago, knowing new phones were in the pipeline. I had a pretty good idea where things were going, and the “5S” to be was still mostly a mystery. I figured a solid “5” in the hand was a better choice. Now, with iOS […]
I don’t write much here anymore and that’s OK. I usually wait until I have something important to say. Yesterday was my 17th wedding anniversary. Looking back, it’s the longest time I’ve spent committed to anything or anyone in my entire life. I can’t imagine living life any other way. My wife, Tammy, wrote a […]
I listen to live air traffic control audio to relax. Yes, I’m weird. Most of the time, I’m lurking on the Las Vegas Approach/Departure feed on LiveATC. Favorite phrases: “Descend via the Sunset 3 Arrival” “Caution Wake Turblance” Bonus–sometimes they have to control USAF traffic out of Nellis as they enter and exit Las Vegas […]
So, what’s your backup strategy? Do you have one? Luckily, I did because the two year old hard drive in our home iMac failed on September 1st. I’ve had a Time Machine backup drive in place for awhile (with backups on that drive back to March of 2011!) so we lost a grand total of […]
I’ve been working to update my vintage audio gear stack and I had a big score about a week ago. I was able to score a Grado Gold1 — a high-end cartridge and stylus combo — for about half of it’s normal price. I quickly moved it to our primary turntable, a Pioneer PL300, and […]
Ita – a new list app from Nice Mohawk. Purchased at the low price of $1.99. Referred by Stephen Hackett.