What does 2019 mean for me?

It’s been two years since I’ve written here. Part of me thinks that’s kind of sad, but that’s easy to dismiss. I’ve been going through some of my old weblog posts from the Radio UserLand days and it’s hard to pinpoint what changed. I’ve been through a transition in the last two years. My job […]

Lonely weblog gets new post

I don’t write here much, and there’s probably good reasons for it.  I spend time on Twitter (@stevekirks) and on the web forums for PilotEdge so this space get neglected.  I’m still working for CenturyLink doing basically the same thing I’ve done for years: help people understand the technology they have and then help them understand […]

Initial thoughts: Flying the PMDG 777

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 […]

iOS 7: Steve’s Take

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 […]

Anniversaries

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 […]

Favorite ATC Phrases

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 […]