Contrary to novice user lore, the following things will not make your computer drastically faster in performance:
Uninstalling WeatherBug and MSN Messenger and disabling some aggressive Norton Anti-Virus scanning will have some minor noticeable performance effects, but the best thing to do is just buy more RAM for your computer. Thanks.
I work at a pretty cool company; we do a lot of in-flight entertainment business for small, private aircraft. There are many different types of high performance private jets. Some of the biggest brands in this business are Gulfstream, Cessna Citation, Beechcraft, Hawker and Dassault.
An often overlooked member of the business travel family is the turboprop aircraft. This blockquote from Wikipedia gives some insight as to why:
Propellers lose efficiency as aircraft speed increases, which is why turboprops are not used on higher-speed aircraft. However, turboprops are far more efficient than piston-driven propeller engines.
So in certain business situations, a turboprop aircraft is TOTALLY better than a turbofan jet engine! Small hops, such as Atlanta to Birmingham, are a prime example of turboprop cost efficiency. You're definitely not going to cruise long enough to maximize your jet investment. Even some longer, two- to three-hour flights are better served by a turboprop.
Which brings me to the point of this post: Consider the Pilatus PC-12 for your first fleet purchase, my friends. Based on the types of owners we've installed for, and judging by the performance numbers that these aircraft are capable of, the Pilatus PC-12 is a very "hip" business jet. It's so hip that it's not even a jet!
Dear Skype application on my laptop,
Ever since Reid found Jesus again a few weeks ago, you and I have been spending quite a lot of time together.
You are my new instant messenger application of choice; the audio connection is comforting. I sort of miss using away messages, but really- your pristine audio connection and near zero lag/echo more than makes up for random text entertainment.
My friends on Skype are pretty fresh. Tonight I talked to Kevin in Guangzhou, China for about an hour. Kevin has a good enough connection to play some decent guitar and music together; he played a cool Lee Hom song that reminded me of the first time I heard John Mayer.
Anyhow, we're buddies. You and me, Skype. Partners in Voice over Internet Protocol.
Everyone knows that James Naismith invented basketball in 1891 using a peach basket.
What they don't know is that he invented the peach in 1890 to facilitate the invention of basketball.
Powerful video is apt to knock me off of my feet; but I haven't seen REALLY good video in a while. Zach showed me Koyaanisqatsi in college- That was really good in a cinematic sort of way. Ricky showed me the Stella TV pilot a few months ago- That was really good entertainment.
MIA's Galang music video, directed by Ruben Fleischer, still leaves me inspired. The Sri Lankan pop star is today's Che... well, I won't go too far. But it is a great music video.
The reason for this post is that last night I uncovered another Earth-shattering, perspective-changing REALLY good video. The video file is called (PV)YUKI-JOY.mpg and it is a music video for the song Joy by a Japanese singer named Yuki.
Part of the magic is that I wasn't expecting anything great; hopefully this rave doesn't ruin your experience.
A pre-bowling snack, complete with salted ketchup in unused portion of
Sent on my futuristic Danger Sidekick II
Here is a quote that I thought of when reading your letter. It is by a fellow named Cory Doctorow.
New media don't succeed because they're like the old media, only better: they succeed because they're worse than the old media at the stuff the old media is good at, and better at the stuff the old media are bad at.
Random Thoughts Help Keep Us in Touch...
In the effort of full disclosure... Here are some random notes for friends.
Away, Listening to Fila Brazilla's Subtle Body and playing with NASA's World Wind software on my portrait-mode LCD.