I’m going to Prague for work on Friday and will have a couple of days to look around. Anyone been before? Recommendations? There are some obvious historical sites and there is a KGB museum.
Remember what this man did for you. Unless you are Darth Maul.
n all the things! Happy Easter! Blue birthday candle wax and orange dye
Signed up last night to take the Mini on the Power Tour. Anyone else planning on attending? June 9-14. The planned route is below.
Launch was 4/12/81. Young and Crippen walk us through the flight.
Here is the Flight Aware data for our ride home yesterday/today. 16+ hrs. A bit knackered, but it was worth it. The entire trip went off amazingly well. Everyone had a good time, no major travel issues, good weather and no illnesses. Can’t ask for much more than that.
Cape Town is pretty. The views from Table Mountian are amazing.
The Safari portion of our trip is over and we are now headed to Cape Town for a few days. If you have ever wanted to visit South Africa and meet the people and see the animals you need to do it. Had an out standing time. We stayed at a place called Zulu Nyala. If you have kids in school, stays at their reserve…
ant argue with that.
Spotted at our reserve here in South Africa. Cool bench and chair made from used auto parts.
We’ve spent the last two days at our lodge and taking safaris. We’ve seen cheetah, elephant, hippo,rhino, wildebeest, Cape Buffalo, vervent monkey, Impala, Nyala, and more birds than I can name. We saw a baby rhino as well! Just a month old. We just got done hand feeding elephants. We had impala and local beer for…
Made it to Johanesburg. Family did pretty well on the flight considering that we flew 1/3 of the way around the planet. My wife and I got seats up front. Minions were a couple of rows behind. Enjoyed the steak and watched Bohemian Rhapsody, Bumblebee and part of Gaurdians of the Galaxy. Tomorrow we fly Mango to…
Tomorrow my family and I will be spending 15.5 hours on a 777-200LR. ATL-JNB. It’s our longest run at something over 8000 miles. Fingers crossed for an upgrade, but failing that we have a full assortment of entertainment options, snacks and sleep aids. After a night in JNB we fly up to Durban on one of these.
Edit - I fired up the car to wash it and the tire pressure warning immediately came on. It’s toast and will be changed, likely along with the rim...My wife curbed the Mini yesterday. Took a gouge out of the tire. It is on that lip just outside the radius of where the rim picks up the tire. No belt is showing and it is…
ATL Opponauts, today is the Atlanta Science Festival Expo at Piedmont Park. We will be there with a huge tent and a CF34 engine. Not a demo engine either. The real deal. I will be somewhere in the tent from 12-2 if you want to say hi. It’s a great event if you have kiddos or if you just want to get outside and get…
So, this was a thing. They aren’t bad either!
It looks like it is happening!
Many of you have read about the situation around the Boeing 737 MAX. Our own ttyymmnn put together a good primer on the subject. You may have also have read some opinion pieces saying how the FAA is too cozy with the airlines and OEMs and that is how we ended up here. I’m not going to comment on any of that. I am…
Flying from Sacramento to Atlanta via Seattle. Part and parcel of using my airline superpowers is that sometime we have odd routings. Here is the view from the Sky Club. I have time. You have questions? Planes, careers, Evos, classic Minis or random crap?
We are redoing our computer room and I came across these and a number of other games. What do you do with old PC games? Toss them? Save them? Make them into art?