July 14, 2007

Notes from the Cockpit.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 8:55 pm

Yes, peeps, I am strapped into this supersonic unit, which is capable of zipping along at something like Mach 3. I am nowhere near at full throttle, because so many of the controls are so different from the Sopwith Camel I have been flying.

It’s construction too considerably longer than I/we had expected, owing in part to the annoying problems with transferring stuff from the steam-driven unit to this one. Fortunately, my buddy Mike, the Computer Mavin saw to it that the problems, although annoying, were not insurmountable. There is still a bit of data moving to do, as the goal is to duplicate all the stuff from the Sopwith and tuck it safely away in one of nooks and crannies of the Raptor to be available if needed.

We encountered one other slight problem, which was that one of the only two things I purchased without consulting Mike turned out to be wrong. I bought a Logitech keyboard, and it turns out to have the old fashioned roundish plug thing (a technical term), instead of the new kind (another technical term) of plug thing. This means that, until I pick up a new keyboard (with the right shaped plug thing) I will be typing on the laptop itself, which is a challenge for these flying fingers. The good news is that the Logitech mouse I picked out is connected, so I don’t have to use the touch pad thing, which would make me farookin’ crazy,

But, damn, this is one sexy ride. The clarity of the images on the 17” laptop monitor is exceeded only by those on the 19” flat screen. I am taken by how much I have been missing, image wise, for all this time. For instance, Dogette of Two Nervous Dogs, will no longer have to draw brightly colored outlines around images of her dog so that I can distinguish the figure from the ground.

Yo, check this out. I even plugged in my iPod, which I have had for months but have been unable to use with the Sopwith Camel. Of course, I had no idea how to work the thing. I also learned that my e-mails were not escaping Outlook. Oy!
Fortunately, TJ and Mr. Surly came by for a visit, and she got my e-mail straightened out and also gave me a most excellent iPod lesson. Sah-WEET!!!!!

Today, iPodding, tomorrow (figuratively) Podcasting. Hey, it could happen.


  1. Well, that’s it, then….

    The Apocalypse is nigh….

    (Congrats on joining the rest of us in the 21st Century, Jimbo!) 🙂

    Comment by DMerriman — July 14, 2007 @ 9:12 pm

  2. … good for you, bigman….. there are great things on your horizon… (horizons?)…..

    Comment by Eric — July 14, 2007 @ 10:08 pm

  3. woohoo!…a giant leap for man(with farookin great hair)kind.

    Comment by Jean — July 15, 2007 @ 12:24 am

  4. This could get REAL interesting. All that power. All that clarity.

    Honestly, I don’t know if the world is ready for this……


    Comment by Tammi — July 15, 2007 @ 10:29 am

  5. Uh, Jimbo? Why can’t I access the two links to Dogette’s world that you have in this post?

    Comment by joated — July 15, 2007 @ 11:37 am

  6. A podcast from Joisey? Wouldn’t it just be, “Aaaaaayyy” and “Ohhhhhh” for an hour?

    Comment by Craig — July 15, 2007 @ 12:10 pm

  7. “Wouldn’t it just be, ‘Aaaaaayyy’ and ‘Ohhhhhh’ for an hour?”

    Yes. It would be. But it’d so SOOOPAH to hear him say it.
    Get to it, Hairbro.

    Comment by Erica — July 15, 2007 @ 12:21 pm

  8. So… will the quality of the postings escalate in a similar fashion? 🙂

    Comment by Harvey — July 15, 2007 @ 12:31 pm

  9. Dogette is somewhat infamous for having multiple layers of deflector shields around her site. Perhaps she will see this comment and configure the shields to let you through.

    Comment by Jim — July 15, 2007 @ 12:35 pm

  10. Well damn – you must have posted this right after I swung by yesterday. Figures. Congrats on the new computer – congrats on the iPod and the email. Well turn you into techno-dweeb yet. *grin*

    Comment by Teresa — July 15, 2007 @ 12:57 pm

  11. Welcome to Century 21! Four more years, and you can plan on buying yet another new box…

    Comment by Elisson — July 16, 2007 @ 6:41 am

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