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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 ...

Macbook Pro Retina features

10 features you may not have known about in your Macbook Pro Retina. The biggest thing for me is an analog audio input.  I really miss that.  It’s not the greatest quality but it allows me to hack ...

Foot recovery well underway

At the end of the expedition, I was having a difficult time skiing and generally waddling around. The tendons in my big toes swelled to the point of being distended  obscuring the middle joint.  It was rather ...

Union Tribune column

Thank you very much to Tom Pfingsten at the Union Tribune in San Diego for the follow-up column on my Antarctica Expedition.  I had the pleasure of meeting Tom when I was living in Carlsbad.  He came down and ...

Jackson Hole News and Guide Article

Thank you to Miller Resor at the Jackson Hole News and Guide for the follow-up article on my expedition!  The article was posted February 20, 2013.  Click on the photo to the right to read the full article. ...

What it’s like – Californian Article

Thank you to Aaron Claverie for the article in The Californian, Temecula’s newspaper, on my post-expedition review: What it’s like to ski to the South Pole The Californian ran a nice article prior ...