What a new plane looks like

November 13, 2007 | By | Add a Comment

I’ve flown 17 different types of planes since November, 2002 when I first started flying but most of these planes (including mine) were built in the 70′s. I even flew one that was built in 1944! My local airport recently acquired a brand new Diamond DA40 airplane – a 4-seater, single engine airplane made of […]

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Attention Pilots – Pilot Logbook Excel Spreadsheet

November 12, 2007 | By | 4 Comments

Ok, for non-pilots, this will seem silly…but if you are a pilot, go to http://www.cheappilot.com/ and grab a copy of a spreadsheet I created a couple of years ago that many use as a flight log. It provides graphs, currency checks and more. Free to download.

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Mojopac!

November 12, 2007 | By | Add a Comment

I have recently come across a new type of virtualization technology that is completely unlike vmware. Check it out at http://www.mojopac.com. Basically, it utilizes your existing running copy of Windows and creates a virtual environment within it. The benefit is that there is very little if any performance hit and very little memory overhead (50MB!). […]

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Adobe LiveCycle?

November 12, 2007 | By | Add a Comment

I’m often asked by friends, family and taxi drivers what I do for Adobe. When I mention the LiveCycle products, I almost always get a strange stare back. So, at that point, I start lying and tell them that I am the guy that created the filter that lets you stretch body parts in pictures. […]

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Garmin 396/496

November 9, 2007 | By | Add a Comment

Ok, this falls under the cool toys category. A few months ago, I purchased a Garmin 396 GPS to use while flying. In addition to the usual things you would expect from a GPS, it also offers near real-time weather that is broadcast from the XM Radio satellites. After flying with this a few times […]

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Nikon D300 – my next camera?

November 7, 2007 | By | Add a Comment

A few weeks ago, Nikon announced several new cameras including the D300. I have my eye on this one. Cost is expected to be around $1800 for the body…hmm… http://www.dpreview.com/previews/nikond300/ – DPReview.com’s preview http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FacjKekL9Xs – D300 and D3 at IFA2007 http://galleries.daveeinsel.com/d300test/ – showing off high ISO pics – very impressive http://www.pbase.com/dlcmh/nikon_d300_iso_6400_samples – more high ISO […]

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom – a MUST HAVE for digital photographers

November 6, 2007 | By | Add a Comment

About 2 years ago, while attending an internal Adobe show and tell, I got my first sneak peak at a very little known product within Adobe called Lightroom. About 5 minutes into the presentation, I saw tremendous value and got into the early beta. Now, Lightroom is at version 1.2 and has a rapidly growing […]

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Tonsillectomy = SUCKS

November 5, 2007 | By | 1 Comment

I had my tonsils removed Thursday, November 1 and let me tell ya, IT SUCKS. I had heard horror stories about the recovery and so far, they are all TRUE. U G H!

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Crazy Sabbatical Idea

November 1, 2007 | By | 3 Comments

I have a 3 week sabbatical coming in May, 2008. This time, I’m thinking of doing a crazy solo flight across the country to get some great pictures. Current thinking is Tampa to Rocky Mountain National Park to Glacier National Park…and then head back either more western or eastern…not sure yet…. The total time to […]

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