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Dell mini 9

December 25, 2008 | 0 Comments
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Have been thinking about a netbook for a while, and ended up getting a Dell Mini 9 a few days …

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Switched to T-Mobile G1

November 9, 2008 | 0 Comments
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A few days ago I got a call from AT&T saying that I was likely going to have an increase …

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Strange iPhone icon – SOLVED

October 7, 2008 | 0 Comments
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SOLVED Updated 10/13/2008 I finally found out what the icon is – it’s for TTY access. Apparently I either turned …

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Boarded by the Coast Guard

August 23, 2008 | 0 Comments
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Yesterday I was out sailing with a friend in Elliott Bay, well I guess we weren’t really sailing because there …

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SPOT Satellite Messenger Shared Page

June 24, 2008 | 0 Comments
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I’ve had a SPOT Satellite Messenger for about 6 months and really like it.  I use it primarily when I …

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EVDO update – Sprint vs Verizon

June 19, 2008 | 0 Comments
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I’ve had some time to play with the EVDO options out there – I ended up getting a Sprint card …

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New Dell XPS M1330 Laptop

May 28, 2008 | 0 Comments
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Just got my new Dell XPS M1330 laptop yesterday. Thus far it is really nice, and exactly what I have …

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Everyone is after me….

May 13, 2008 | 0 Comments
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Above is a screen shot from my chart plotter at the end of the day when I was sailing/motoring back …

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Rule iL500 Portable Pump

April 29, 2008 | 0 Comments
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I’m always looking for a good pump, since the nature of having a boat is having to stave off water …

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I hate heaters

April 27, 2008 | 0 Comments
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How many heaters have you gone through? I use a West Marine 1500W cabin heater, the ones you can buy …

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April 21, 2008 | 0 Comments
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My previous engine had a meltdown before I had it removed, and that included dumping a huge quantity of watery …

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Boatsense unit failed again

March 11, 2008 | 0 Comments
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A few evenings ago I went to the boat to check on some things, and decided to test the new Boatsense unit …

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