Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Flight Simulater X

Elroy procured for me from his workplace a copy of Microsoft' Flight Simulator X.
I love the flight sims. I remember my first time on a sim back at this Apple store back in the 80s wherein I crashed a 747 into the dust from 30 k feet. I was hooked.
I have gone throught a lot of them in the past including the Microsoft Combat sims and those are a lot of fun running around dog fighting Germans and bombing Japanese shipping and they are based on the same physics engine found in their sim. A sim I personally feel is the best out there. The image is me flying south to San Francisco at about 15000 feet.
Flying is not about imelmans and Split S turns to out fox a Zero. It is about doing everything perfectly. Climb at the right rate. Maintain the correct Altitude and speed. Land right spot on everytime. Dont get lost. Dont run out of fuel. Sure it is geeky but not so much as the train simulator which I have also played.
So the new version is much better then that of the previous and far more stable. My old one would crash for no apparent reason and this one has no crashes.
So my Goal is to fly along the coast of the country from SEattle to Bangor Maine. So far I have worked my way down to Sandiego then to Houston and finally I am happly on the beach at Key West. The Next Leg takes me to Virginia finally to Maine.

Thursday, January 18, 2007


I have not posted anything in a while but I have been heads down at work and home life took up other avalable time. (I got the new MS Flight Simulator X from Elroy)
Stay Tuned I'll be back this weekend

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Then Suddenly

In a blinding flash of clarity and realization I remembered. Today is Epiphany.
In the Catholic tradition Epiphany marks the 12th day of Christmas and the last day of Christmas time. It is supposed to be when the wise men arrived at the manger. We try to keep the tradition and season.

Friday, January 05, 2007

I am so spiderman

Your results:
You are Spider-Man

The Flash
Iron Man
Green Lantern
Wonder Woman
You are intelligent, witty,
a bit geeky and have great
power and responsibility.

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Thanks Yas it made my Day