March 26th, 2008


What's wrong with this picture?

I was reading the Minneapolis Star-Tribune web site with PithHelmet disabled (because no new version is yet available for Safari 3.1), and suddenly my window went away and I got a dialog box. I don't remember what it said, but when I clicked on OK, I got redirected to:

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Now, what's wrong with this picture? has the honor of being the very first domain I'll drop into my local DNS caching server and pointed to (which, for those of you who aren't computer geeks, effectively turns it off). In general, I don't do that, but these folks have earned being an exception.
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    irritated irritated

Need(ed) more practice

My gig today ended earlier than I expected, and the weather cooperated, so I went flying. Specifically, I spent an hour bouncing around the traffic pattern with an instructor in a 1967 Piper Cherokee 180C at Fairmont Municipal Airport.

I was pretty rough at the beginning, but got progressively better as I went along. The last couple of approaches were pretty well dialed in, and the landings were quite acceptable - not greasers, but not the kind of severe "WHAM!!!" I was committing the first day in the Zodiac, either. I finished the hour a bit tired, but pleased.

I'm going to do that a couple more times, my schedule permitting, before I head for Georgia to take delivery of my Zodiac. Between that, and time with the factory pilots, I should have the rust knocked off by the time I fly away with the airplane.
  • Current Mood
    satisfied satisfied