Thursday, March 31, 2011

WOW...or Ouch....or the A Word

This is frankly, please forgive the term, awesome. [owww]

This little box contains virtually an entire human life.

Over fifty years of daily writing.

Favorite music spanning five centuries. Maybe more, as I don’t know what century the Gregorian chants date from.

Over thirty thousand photographs spanning four centuries.

Little color sound movies, lasting from a few seconds to ten minutes, from a dog chasing a ball to airliners landing (barely) in a 40 knot crosswind in Germany.

And all of this used less than 15% of the available space.

In its former form, it occupied at least three large rooms.


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Blue Angels-then

This shows the APU which they used to start their planes. I got a kick out of how it was painted and numbered to match the planes. It looks like a vacuum cleaner on steroids.

Fat Albert's predecesor.

This show was at the Monterey Naval Air Station in California in 1964.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Went to commit aviation, finally, as the temps were upper 40s
(although forecast to low teens tonight) and it had been awhile
since I had flown.

Winds: from the SSW (210 degrees) at 14 MPH (12 knots; 6.2 m/s)
gusting to 23 MPH (20 knots; 10.4 m/s)

Accordingly, there were not a lot of planes flying. But I still
felt the need to do some nice landings, as there were 12 bright
eyes watching me.