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The Adventure Blog

The Adventure Blog provided amazing coverage of my Antarctic expedition, more so than even my personal satellite phone blog. Here is a listing of all the blog entries in part featuring what was happening to ...

Running oh running

Oh running, how I missed thee. Shakespeare, I am not.  However, I am exceedingly happy to be able to run at least short distances again!  Granted, I’m not up for half marathons yet.  But, I will be. ...

Setting up speaking events

Things are beginning to roll with setting up speaking engagements.  I love to invigorate audiences and get them excited, not only about what I have done but also, more importantly, what they are doing with ...

More Mac stuff – Finder folder ordering

In an attempt to become more efficient at using my Mac, I’ve had to search for a way to view my files in a more organized way in the Finder.  The default is alphabetical with every file type and folder ...

Degree symbol on the Mac

When typing on a PC, I had access to the complete ASCII set of characters.  I did this holding the ALT key and then typing the three number code for the desired character.  It allowed me to put all sorts of ...

Dictating text built into your Mac

One problem that plagues me is typing properly and quickly while working on my book.  Even though I can crank out a decent amount of text, my typing accuracy isn’t perfect.  One thing I learned from my ...

Changing windows on a Mac application and other keyboard shortcuts

One thing I’ve just found today while working on my book was needing to switch between windows in an application.  This is one area where I’ve found the Apple interface isn’t as consistent ...

Impressive statistics

After posting the video and blog link on Vilborg, I was blown away by the response I received.  Vilborg said it was the number two blog posting on that day in Iceland – not too bad of a mark to hit. ...

Christmas eve meeting

Along the way an Antarctica, something unbelievably strange happened.  I heard a voice calling out my name in the literal middle of nowhere.  Having traveled over 300 miles at that point, it never occurred to ...

Getting somewhere in rough conditions

Several years ago, I made a study of tire surface area versus inflation pressure.  This information was most helpful when driving in sand and in extreme off-road conditions.  Many times my brother, his family ...

Engineer thinking

Engineers think all alike.  We think the stuff we made is glorious and what was made by others is junk.   The below comic illustrates that point. The biggest trouble with this thinking is everyone else thinks ...

Macgregor 25 1970’s

On transferring computers, I found the original instructions to my old sail boat, the Macgregor Venture 25′, late 1970’s vintage.  Perhaps someone will find these useful in the future. I had many ...