Archive for April, 2005

Buying an Inkjet Printer

Saturday, April 30th, 2005

I’m thinking about buying a new printer. Right now, I have a desktop laser printer. I’ve been very happy with laser printers. They work fine with recycled papers, whereas inkjets waste a lot of ink on them. The recycled paper is kind of sponge like and absorbs the ink. The ink also scatters a little, which makes the image look fuzzy. Laser is always sharp. Best of all, the laser’s cost per copy is dirt cheap compared to the $350/gallon cost of ink jet ink.

FAA Sends Video of New Laser Warning

Tuesday, April 26th, 2005

I’m a private pilot. The FAA sent me an e-mail today regarding the new laser warning system used to alert pilots who accidentally fly into restricted/prohibited/ADIZ areas. They even show video footage of what it looks like to pilots. I think that a lot of people who are not pilots would like to also see this, so I reproduce it here…

Thunder Bummer

Tuesday, April 26th, 2005

Our skydiving show at Thunder Over Louisville got rained out. It’s also our last year.

Network Damage 2

Monday, April 25th, 2005

Found out that it was a bad storm. The Modem and Firewall are fried, not just the power supply. The person taking the insurance claim was kind of clueless

Network Damage

Sunday, April 24th, 2005

Looks like I took a lightning strike while I was gone. Lots of computer stuff doesn’t work anymore.

Talking about road rage

Friday, April 15th, 2005

Today I had to honk at another driver but later got to talk to them. It was an awkward, but interesting event.

Cancelled XM Radio

Monday, April 11th, 2005

I cancelled my XM radio for all the reasons I mentioned earlier. “Reason for cancellation” was one of the fields the customer service rep had, so I listed “displeased with Clear Channel as a corporate citizen” as the reason.

We get noticed – Sort of

Sunday, April 10th, 2005

24 hours after my first live post, I have traffic. 1 human, and 14 bots

Transparent Laptops

Saturday, April 9th, 2005

After seeing an article on BoingBoing showing off this “transparent laptop” illusion, I just had to try it out myself.

Letting some domains expire

Wednesday, April 6th, 2005

I think I’m going to let some of my domain names expire. I own or manage hundreds of domains. When competion entered into the domain name market place and the cost of domains fell to under $10, I started buying more of them. I bought a lot of them that were cool or that I [...]


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