My travel camera – Nikon Coolpix P5100

November 14, 2007 | By | 1 Comment
My travel camera – Nikon Coolpix P5100

I travel fairly often and every time I don’t carry a camera, some incredible photo opportunity will unfold in front of me leaving me frustrated. For example…traveling home from a trip, I glance out the window and see this: So, I decided to get a compact camera that is a bit more travel friendly than […]

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What a new plane looks like

November 13, 2007 | By | Add a Comment
What a new plane looks like

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
Attention Pilots – Pilot Logbook Excel Spreadsheet

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
Mojopac!

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
Adobe LiveCycle?

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
Garmin 396/496

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
Nikon D300 – my next camera?

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
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom – a MUST HAVE for digital photographers

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
Tonsillectomy = SUCKS

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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