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Doug’s Tip Makes Engadget – the D620 Story

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

Steph was on TV on Wednesday and I get a mention on Engadget on Friday. Quite a week for us. http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/02/dell-latitude-e6410-e6510-finally-make-it-to-us/ (click on any photo for larger size)

Kindle 2 Update

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

Here’s an update on My Life With Kindle After a little less than one month of use, my Kindle 2 died. It was a horrible, distorted death, manifested by the unfortunate Lewis Carroll as illustrated here:   For those of …

Fuso Footprint

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

It was pointed out on a forum I participate in that while I am advocating conservation and energy independence, we live in a vehicle that is not all that fuel effecient. I took that as a valid observation and decided to …

Polywogs No More

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

  300 years ago in the Royal Navy, we would have been dragged through the ocean from a yardarm and nearly drowned. Even today, in the United States Navy, we would have been obliged to drink and eat unspeakable concoctions …

Fuso Units at Work

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

  We visited the world’s largest open pit copper mine at Chuquicamata, Chile today. While we were there we had the chance to see the trucks referenced in the post “Fuso Units” at work. The mine uses 94 of these …

Fuso Units

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

Those of you who remember the post “How Big is Big” will remember that we try to express size in units other than arbitrary measures such as meters or feet. Today’s example uses units of Fuso. Yesterday we found something …

The Shrine

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

You approach as any new pilgrim would after a long, long journey across the dry, dusty desert. You approach with trepidation. You approach with wonder. You approach with reverence. Click here for the rest of the story: www.hackneys.com/travel/chile/docs/theshrine.pdf .  

Digital Photography Meta Data Overview

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

Introduction Winston Churchill’s immortal description of 1939 Russia as “A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma” is equally true of the current state of digital photography meta data. Most casual digital photographers never come face to face with …

Propane Systems for Expedition Vehicles

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

Perhaps no other system on an expedition vehicle is as wrapped in mystery or inspires as much outright fear as the propane system. With its inherently explosive nature and its bewildering variety of connectors, it is easy to understand why …

Field Fix: Garmin MapSource Registry Error

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

  Background:   Garmin MapSource (GMS) is software provided by Garmin with some of its map products. GMS is used to create, edit and manipulate waypoints, routes and tracks. GMS is also used to upload and download GPS data to …