Monthly Archives: March 2008
After running the Upper Wildcat Loop (while listening to the latest PC Gamer Podcast on a Zen Stone), I flew the Pico Stick for a little bit. The Pico Stick was flying well until the mount for the servos slid forward, and I lost control of the surfaces. I had been using a twist tie … Continue reading
Gears of War 2 – Demo of New Features My favorite new feature is where over 100 units of the horde appear at a time. Serious Sam had a lot of units at once, but they never had the realism or environment of the Gears of War.
I started reading Cormac McCarthy’s The Road last night, and I should be done with it later on today. I was expecting an extended opus like Stephen King’s The Stand based on reviews I had read about the novel, but I think I had this misconception because the reviewers kept mentioning the sisyphean drudgery of … Continue reading
Last Friday, after running at Rancho San Antonio, I flew a ParkZone Cessna 210 Minium at the RSA flying area. Initially, it was a little windy, and the Cessna was being taken away by the wind, but I eventually got the feel for hovering and penetrating against the wind with the use of the throttle … Continue reading
Photos: Bat plane to spy for U.S. Army | CNET News.com The U.S. Army wants a 6-inch spy plane that will gather data on sights, sounds, and smells in urban combat areas.It has given the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering $10 million and five years to help make “the bat” plane happen. Researchers plan … Continue reading
Saturday Night Live – TV – Clinton – Obama – Politics – New York Times This article says some people believe SNL is supporting Clinton and denigrating Obama. Personally, since I don’t watch much network news, the funny thing is that every time I hear Barack Obama on the radio, I envision Fred Armisen talking … Continue reading
An Enduring Measure of Fitness: The Simple Push-Up – New York Times Based on national averages, a 40-year-old woman should be able to do 16 push-ups and a man the same age should be able to do 27. By the age of 60, those numbers drop to 17 for men and 6 for women. Those … Continue reading
Even with the history of Cisneros, Hart, and Clinton, I’m still a little bit surprised about the recent revelations regarding Spitzer’s use of a high-end prostitution service. He had campaigned and based his career on being a hard-ass devoted to cleaning things up. It’s hard to be effective and stay in office when you betray … Continue reading
I drove to Home Depot this morning in order to get a 10′ length of 3/4″ PVC pipe, a 3/4″ to 1/2″ adapter, a 3/4″ coupler and some 1/2″ couplers in order to get a ParkZone Cessna 210 Minium that I flew into a neighbor’s tree last night. That plane is FUN! I’m making a … Continue reading
My eyes are all dry and itchy, and I have sneezing fits during the day. I notice my allergies to pollen getting worse as I get older. I hope the air clears up soon of whatever’s irritating me.