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Living on a houseboat?

April 3, 2009 | 0 Comments
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I’ve been thinking off and on for a while about moving from my current 1 bedroom, 900sf apartment into something …

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NexentaStor storage appliance

March 27, 2009 | 0 Comments
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In the last few weeks I’ve had to find an alternate solution for storing and serving VMware images to a …

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Sailing … slightly cold but still nice

February 17, 2009 | 0 Comments
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In the last two weeks I’ve been out on the water twice, once only for a short sail (about 2 …

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ACR Nauticast Class B transponder

January 10, 2009 | 0 Comments
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Update Early 2015:  I have since moved to a new boat, and have a Vesper XB-8000 AIS unit.  The ACR …

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Favorite G1/Android stuff

January 6, 2009 | 0 Comments
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I’ve had the G1 for a while now, and have found a few things that are must-haves both in hardware …

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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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