Category Archives: Hobbies

Career Retrospective – 1990

Operation DESERT SHIELD commenced after Saddam Hussein’s Iraq invaded Kuwait. The U.S. suffered a relatively brief economic recession. I earned my Private Pilot certificate. My grades were substantially better throughout 1990; however I was still only managing average grades in … Continue reading

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Computer Karma Restored

As you may recall from a previous entry, I’ve been promising myself I’d get my old Pentium 4 up and running again with a Linux operating system. I had loaded Kubuntu 8.10 (I think) onto a new hard drive that … Continue reading

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Today I Crossed My Silicon Rubicon

I’ve lived almost all of my life in the age of the personal computer (PC).  None of the devices I’ve ever purchased were Apple products.  I cut my teeth on my friends’ Atari 800XLs and Commodore 64s when I wasn’t using … Continue reading

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Straight as an Arrow

It’s not an F-16, but it’s nice to be able to get airborne again once in awhile.

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Looking for Wildlife

     I’m the type of guy who doesn’t shy away from wildlife, no matter how wild the life.  If a trail at a national park says to "Beware of mountain lions," it’s a pretty safe bet that you’ll find me … Continue reading

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Keep Working On It

     Some guy built a 21′ replica of an X-Wing.  Good on him!      Too bad this looks like it’s just an oversized Estes model rocket.      When someone builds an actual X-Wing, let me know.  I know of a … Continue reading

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Blog Call

     If you happen to be in the Pacific NW in late Oct/early Nov and like to write on the Internet, Anwyn‘ll be hosting a Blogofogorama in a couple weeks.  I hear the main topic will be Saint Peters’ historic … Continue reading

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Here’s Something I Can Live Without (For Now)

     For all you aviation enthusiasts out there:  MiGFlug      Flug is flight in German. 

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The Blog Goes Ever On

     Holy Silmarillion, Batman! A fellow Tolkien buff, and with a blog!      And she made LGF and Patterico before I did (not to mention HoyStory). 

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Patches

    How is it that a patch to a program can decrease functionality of the program? I installed a patch for The Battle for Middle Earth, it seems primarily to have disabled the keyboard.  I can’t skip intros or number … Continue reading

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