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Welcome to the new site – SailBits.com

I’m proud to announce the re-launch of my website under a new name and structure.  I have been working on this for several months, with the final steps happening this week. The biggest change is in structure and content –...

/ March 1, 2016

Motion sickness and plane blogging

For the longest time I have been plagued by motion sickness doing various things. Sailing, one of my favorite things to do, makes me sick if I go belowdecks when there are even moderate waves.Riding in a car and trying...

/ February 1, 2011

Smartfish Engage Keyboard and Whirl Mouse

I recently had the chance to use a new keyboard at work – the Smartfish Engage.  It’s main feature is the ability to change angle and spacing at various times to reduce fatigue and RSI. I have had problems with my...

/ January 30, 2011

Macbook Air – 3 months later

A while ago I wrote about my first impressions with the Macbook Air – after 3 months of using it constantly, I can say it’s my most favorite computing platform in at least the last 5 years, if not longer. The two...

/ January 24, 2011

Bulkhead destroyed, and saga continues

It’s been a while since I’ve written about our bulkhead permit problems, but at least on that front, we don’t have to worry about permits any more.  Unfortunately, the way we got the permits issued is not one that I’d like to...

/ December 12, 2010

T-Mobile G2 WiFi calling and hotspot first impressions

T-Mobile released support for WiFi calling and hotspot a week or so ago.  I’ve been waiting for this for quite some time since the two biggest problems I’ve had in recent months have been cell signal coverage, and being able to use...

/ November 13, 2010

MacBook Air first impressions

I’ve been a die-hard user of Apple’s MacBook Pro since the first ones came out back in 2006. Prior to that, I used the older style G4 Powerbook. I’m a linux / command line person at heart, and I prefer...

/ November 5, 2010

Permits gone wrong

For the last 2+ years I have been trying to get permits to repair the bulkhead out at our Vashon Island place.  It’s been an exercise in futility at just about every step. When I first started, I was trying...

/ August 9, 2010

Music struggles

I’ve been trying for a while to get back into the music mind-set at home.  I spent a bunch of time gathering all of my gear together, bought a professional workstation to put it all on, spun up my iMac...

/ July 8, 2010