Busy week (or two)

There are a lot of things going on this week (and the next). Sun-N-FunThe "Oshkosh of the south" kicks off today in grand fashion. Garmin has already made some impressive announcements with regards to the new synthetic vision system in the G1000. Liberty Aerospace and Aspen Avionics have announced a partnership to include the new Evolution Pro PFD as standard equipment in the IFR trainer version of the XL-2. This is just the beginning. I expect to hear other major announcements as the event progresses. Red Bull Air RaceThe Red Bull Air Race kicks off the 2008 season this weekend … Continue reading Busy week (or two)

A little easier on the eyes

While doing some sleuthing on some HTML code, I managed to figure out how to get line spacing working. It’s actually CSS code that I didn’t realize worked on Spaces (until I tried it). I used Time Magazine for a template. I’ve converted a few of my most recent blog entries and I’ll be sure to utilize this from here on out.

Apology to Steve Halpern & Flight1

In my piracy post, I made mention of the Flight 1 wrapper in an inappropriate manner which to some was conveyed in a negative light. That was not my original intent and therefore I have removed all reference to it. I hope Steve Halpern and the rest of the Flight1 team accept my sincere apology. The point I was trying to convey was that it really doesn’t matter what vehicle is used for e-commerce distribution – there are going to be pirates out there who will figure out a way to share illegally the content, and I stress the word content.

I’ve been blogged!

It is funny thing how the internet works. I was browsing my statistics page the other day, and saw where someone had linked to my blog via a website that I had not heard of (at that moment) called blogged.com. Intrigued, I chose to follow the link and low-and-behold, there is a page with my blog listed! There are hundreds of thousands of blogs listed there in all sorts of categories. How mine #1) got listed on blogged.com and #2) ended up in the graphics section is beyond me. I guess I really don’t fit in any single category very well … Continue reading I’ve been blogged!

Microsoft Live Labs Photosynth

Every once in a while I’ll run across something so impressive and ground-breaking that I’ve got to spread the word about it. This afternoon was one of those moments, and its name is Photosynth by Microsoft Live Labs. Microsoft Live Labs is a collection of scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs who are interested in improving the online world.  They have developed some really incredible web applications that will revolutionize the way we view images on the web. Photosynth can be test-driven on the web right now. Go check it out.  You will be amazed. Check out the youtube video below from this year’s TED … Continue reading Microsoft Live Labs Photosynth

What’s going on?

Yes, long time, no post.  I decided to take a bit of a break from the computer over the weekend, catching up on a lot of things around the house in preparation for a dinner party Christy and I hosted Sunday night.  It went very well, and now that the house is looking good, I’m back to work.  On what you ask?  I just completed revising the paink kit for the FSX Columbia, and I am uploading it to Ron as I type.  Hopefully it will be a short time before Ron is able to post it.  It is quite … Continue reading What’s going on?


Some findings regarding the number 33… 33 is the largest positive integer that can not be expressed as a sum of different triangular numbers…whatever that is.  Alexander the Great died at the age of thirty-three. 33 is the atomic number of Arsenic. (I am a chemist by degree, so I just had to throw that in) Famous athletes who’ve worn the number 33 include: Larry Bird, Patrick Ewing, Patrick Roy, and Tony Dorsett A normal human spine has 33 vertebrae when the bones that form the coccyx are counted individually Anyone born on May 11, 1974 is 33 today. Oh … Continue reading 33

Polypoke has had a makeover

Microsoft unveiled a brand-new set of features for Live Spaces today.  Details of the new stuff can be found at the Space Craft.  The new code took away my "hack" that allowed me to add custom HTML where I wanted, but I was able to add the "official" HTML sandbox.  We can now remove unwanted gadget titles, so that cleaned up things a bit.  Thanks MS for the new features – I’ll be exploring more soon! How do you like my new title banner?

And now for something completely different…

I have had a blog for about a year and a half now, and I’ve often wondered exactly what my readers (you) are interested in hearing and seeing from me.  I know that I have roughly 60 or so consistent readers on any given day, courtesy of my clustrmap, and I’m very thankful.  I often read the blogherald and a topic caught my eye today – "Blog Relationships: Are You Listening To Your Readers?" Some bullet points that Lorelle points out are quite interesting, and I’ve got some comments to each: Do you tend to stay focused and on topic or does … Continue reading And now for something completely different…