Carter is 5

It's hard to believe it's been 5 years since Carter entered my life.  So many things have changed.  He's grown so much, and learned so much.  I've relocated a few times, lost a fiancee, gained a good job, built a company...

I'm looking forward to the next few years, although it just gets harder from here: kindergarten, girls...  there's so much for him to learn and experience.  Nothing beats watching a child learn and grow each day.

I can't imagine my life without him.  Happy birthday Carter!

Green Bay Landing

Get the hell out of my way, Oliver Stone.   

I uploaded a video to Google Video of a landing that Howard made into Austin Straubel on March 26th.  The vid was pretty good quality to start with, and I'm actually impressed with how good it transferred over.

Check Howard's landing out here.  Make sure you're ready to crank the volume at the end... in some ways, Howard's comments are the best part.  They're not exactly the kind of words designed to make a passenger feel better.

I have a ton of pictures from the flight too, but I've been too lazy to get them posted. I was supposed to go flying with Howard again last weekend, but thanks to a miscommunication with my ex-fiancée, I ended up having to bow out.  Grrrr.

Call Facilities!

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OMG!!1! Ponies!

Ah, yes, it's that time of year again.  I always look forward to April 1st to see who has the most fun.

Slashdot goes pink

So does (word is, Howard prefers the new look) 

Cute Overload reacts to Slashdot

Select images from Google Earth reveal the truth about Area 51... it's all about the BBQ

Wireless Extension Cords introduced (anybody got an action shot?)

Google Romance introduced

WebHostingTalk becomes WebHarryPotterTalk and has some interesting announcements about their admins

woot sells MAG KleerDrain Instant Drain Opener

And a personal request of mine:  the USB Memory Stick that plugs directly into your brain for download and archiving.

Optical Zoom

The optical zoom on today's digital cameras is just friggin' phenomenal.

I purchased a Canon S2 IS over the weekend with a 1 GB memory card.  Of the many features it offers, one includes a 12x optical zoom lens.


The so-called "super-zoom" cameras are amazing.  From time to time they have a bit of trouble focusing at the outside range of the 12x zoom, but for the most part they seem to be just fine.

I went flying today with Howard and took a ton of pictures.  From an altitude of 4500 feet, I was able to zoom in on a red truck that was on the highway.  Although I can't seem to make out the manufacturer, you can definitely tell that it's a newer model.  And it's extended cab.  See for yourself.