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Entries from March 2008

Opening Day!

March 31st, 2008 · 4 Comments

Well, it’s been another disappointing season for hockey fans in Los Angeles. Our Los Angeles Kings had another miserable season. Things are not all bleak and dark in the future for the Kings, however. There is now an established core of young players to build a hockey team around. Anze Kopitar, Dustin Brown, Alex Frolov, […]

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The first D3 workout…

March 25th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Why do I call it a workout? The D3 and the 70-200mm f/2.8 VR lens weigh a combined SIX POUNDS!! My right shoulder is SORE! I took the new D3 down to Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, CA yesterday morning to shoot pictures of the Los Angeles Kings while they practiced there. The practice […]

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D3…

March 23rd, 2008 · 4 Comments

The other night, as I struggled to sleep soundly in my hotel room in lovely downtown Odessa, Texas, I had a really cool dream. I dreamt that I had driven to my local camera shop, cashier’s check in hand to put my money down on the ever-backordered Nikon D3. After waiting for a few minutes […]

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The New Toy: Powershot G9…

March 16th, 2008 · 4 Comments

I’d been looking for a small point-and-shoot camera for about two years. I wanted something with a relatively compact size, because my D200 is just a beast to carry with me on every trip. Sure, I take it along with me sometimes, but it does get to be a bit much for me to lug […]

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Foreigner…

March 13th, 2008 · 5 Comments

During our flight from Las Vegas, NV to Kansas City, MO this morning, we were told by one of our flight attendants that several members of the rock band Foreigner were flying with us. They were travelling to play a show this evening in Kansas City. It’s a shame our operations agent didn’t let us […]

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Travel to Beefland…

March 9th, 2008 · No Comments

I was checking out a travel magazine that had been left on the airplane the other day when I came across this advert on the very back cover: I was totally blown away! For the first couple seconds I thought I was looking at a travel advertisement, only to discover from reading the graphic in […]

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Live Bugs On Order…

March 6th, 2008 · 1 Comment

As we flew towards Houston this morning, something in the seat beneath me went “CRASPROIOIOING!!” That’s right. “CRASPROIOIOING!!” One of the tensioning springs that holds the left thigh support in the position the pilot sets on a knob on the side of the seat had come loose from its attachment point. The thigh support went […]

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Cost Index…

March 6th, 2008 · 3 Comments

With the rising cost of aviation fuel, every airline on the planet has been in a sort of panic mode for the last two years. Right behind labor, fuel represents the biggest cost to an airline. Therefore, it is wise for an airline to do everything it possibly can to be as economical as possible […]

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Need some help, please…

March 3rd, 2008 · 6 Comments

I’ve re-worked this site a little bit in the last two weeks. It looks great to me in my browser-of-choice (FireFox), but I’m not seeing the same things in Internet Explorer. Things look wonky in IE and I can’t figure out why. Can anyone give me any ideas?

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Civilization…

March 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

I just finished reading Orson Scott Card’s book: Pastwatch – The Redemption of Christopher Columbus. I was enthralled with this work of alternate-history fiction from beginning to end, just as I have been with all the rest of Card’s work (save for Invasive Procedures, which was co-written). The book revolves around an organization in the […]

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