Archive for the 'Me' Category

A brief summary of my vacation…

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Just so we’re all clear here…

November in Kelowna, B.C.

November on Vancouver Island, B.C.

November on Vancouver Island, B.C.

November in Sunnyvale, CA

November in Sunnyvale, CA

Aircraft upon which I have flown

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

I am not quite sure why I decided to write this…

Actually, I know exactly why: I was browsing air fares between North America and Japan, and found the cheapest fair had a stop-over in South Korea. The interesting thing was one leg of the flight is on a Boeing 747…

I’ve only once ever flown on a 747, and that was a half-hour flight where I was the only passenger. I’ve never taken a “real” flight on one. That got me to thinking “what are all the other aircraft types upon which I have flown?”

Hence this list…

  • Airbus A320 (ACA)
  • Boeing 737 (CPC, CDN, PWA, SWA)
  • Boeing 747 (ACA)
  • Boeing 767 (ACA)
  • Boeing 777-300 (JAL)
  • Canadair Regional Jet 900 (DL)
  • Canadair Regional Jet 700 (DL)
  • De Havilland Canada Dash 7 (TAF)
  • Douglas DC-10 (CPC)

I’m sure I’m missing some.

Small world, small actors

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

So, today at my local Starbucks, I ran into Arnold Schwarzenegger.

He’s only about an inch taller than me. I thought he would be bigger.

Rather odd comment spam

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

About a year-and-a-half ago, I wrote this very short entry, which said (in its entirety):

My car is one year and ten days old today, and I just rolled over to 10,000 km. That’s 6000 miles for the metric-impaired. I think I’ll buy her a drink. She looks thirsty.

Today I found the following comment in the moderation queue:

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Now let’s see…

  1. The comment is longer than the entry itself.
  2. It did not contain any links to questionable web sites.

Either someone is being sarcastic, or I have been hit by the world’s worst comment spammer.

Comment: Mark as Spam. Click. Done.

Back to Japan

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

At the end of November, I’m heading back to Japan for two weeks to photograph the fall foliage.