Tuesday, April 24, 2018

April 23rd

I met Rick at the airport after work, and showed him the pre-flight for the Flightstar, then took him out for a bit to fly it.  I think it's going to take him a little while to get used to flying it, as he's obviously used to something with a much higher nose, so he defaults to ending up in a climb at a low power setting.  I showed him some turns and the wallow before a stall and then went back and landed.  Right now, he's buying it, and we're talking about me delivering it on Saturday afternoon / evening after the open hangar day presentation at the EAA, and the possible Vanagon meeting I had hoped to go to.  We'll see what the weather's doing at the weekend.

April 22nd

I spend the day just pottering about.  I did go to the airport to see a guy from Marysville who wants to buy the Flightstar, and we've agreed to test fly it tomorrow evening.  I'm looking forward to being able to fly when I want to, rather than after the worst of the thermal activity :o)

Sunday, April 22, 2018

April 21st

I headed out to the airport via the bank, where I pulled out a cashier's cheque for the Magni.  At Lincoln, I gave the cheque to Ken, then watched the LRAA presentations in their annual meeting.  After that, we peered at the Magni to figure out how we're going to convert it over so I can fly it :o)  At the moment, it sounds like I'll have a foot brake, and a twist grip throttle, but that could change.  The Magni has a 1" stick, where the Flightstar has a 7/8" - the standard motorcycle stuff is 7/8", so we're going to move over to using that to make it easier to get parts and suchlike.

I tried bending the brackets for the headlight mounts for the van using a proper brake at the airport, but the first one cracked - seems that there are different grains in some aluminium, and if you go the wrong way, it can cause this sort of thing.  I'm going to try and get some more, better stuff and try again.

I took all of my easy to remove clutter out of the Flightstar, as it sounds like Ken might have already found a buyer for it.  I'll need tools to take the conversion stuff out, and I'll do that after I'm sure I don't need to demo fly it for anybody.

When I got home, I spent some time sorting out a couple of Google Groups to do the mailings for the EAA.  It'll manage subscriptions, and have a history, and hopefully stop us getting stuff labelled as spam.

Friday, April 20, 2018

April 19th

I took the day off, and we went over the the airport to throw Vic out of a perfectly good airplane.  She seemed to enjoy it, but I don't think it's something that she wants to do regularly.



When we got home, I managed to get the grass in the back garden cut, and rotated the wheels on the Jeep (for the first time in >10,000 miles - oops).

April 18th

I went over to the airport and cooked burgers and hot dogs before the meeting.  After the meeting, we ended up painting the whole hangar floor - we're looking at a few spots (like under the plane that's parked in there) on Saturday and we're done.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

April 17th

I rode over to the airport to help get everything tidied up after painting the floor, for the meeting tomorrow night.  The paint looks to be pretty solid, so we're talking about getting some painting done after the meeting, then finishing up on Saturday.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

April 15th

I've been taking to Ken about his gyroplane, as he's selling it because the insurance company won't let him train in it.  The more I think about it, the more it makes sense (other than the cost, obviously), so we made a deal and I'm going to be the owner of a Magni M-16 in the next few weeks.  He's taking the Flightstar in part exchange - he'll just sell it, but it means I don't have to sell it before taking the Magni.  It's been a stressful few days while I talk myself into it, but hopefully once I start flying it, everything'll be great and worthwhile.  Mid life crisis here I come.

Other than that, I tinkered around in the house, fixing the drain on the patio cover (I think the downspout was installed poorly, so I've cut the hole bigger), hopefully in time to see it rain this evening and see that it was worth it.  I did some more work on the headlight mountings for the van, so I'll need to get those bent up at some point.

April 14th

I pottered around the house for a while in the morning, then went to the airport to cook barbecue for the EAA presentation.  After that, we shifted things away from the back wall and started painting the floor.  We ended up shifting everything further towards the front, and painting more than we'd originally intended.  I stood around taking to people until about 4pm, then went and did some tinkering on the plane before taking it out for just over an hour.  It was bumpy, so I stayed above 1200', but it was nothing too bad.  I got back and put everything away and then went home.

Friday, April 13, 2018

April 12th

After cutting the grass, I started fielding queries about Steve's gyroplane crash - he's OK.  There are only a few gyros at Lincoln, and Ken's off with his shoulder surgery, so people thought it might be me.


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

April 10th

In the evening, I spent a little time updating the EAA web site.  Truly, it never ends.

Monday, April 9, 2018

April 8th

I went out to the airfield and met Steve and Don, who came over from Cameron Park in his orange Magni , then Chris arrived in his Ercoupe (having followed Don until he lost him).  Then Paul arrived in his white Magni, and Don took his son up for a lesson (Paul's not ready to sit in the back seat yet).  When Don got back, Steve and I sat down with him to go through the theoretical part of our gyro endorsement, then Steve went out for his practical test.  Ken arrived, and we did the theoretical part of my endorsement, then I went out with Don while Steve did his stuff with Ken (one instructor signs you off to do the test, and the other instructor does the test).  I felt really rusty, as I haven't flown a gyro for almost 2 months, but it all came together and I passed :o)  I've been talking to insurance agencies, and they all want me to have 15 - 20 hours of instruction before soloing, so I can now learn to fly (having learned to pass the test).  I left Ken taking a friend of Steve's up for a demo flight, and went home, knackered.

April 7th

I started the day at the airfield cooking breakfast for ~15 of my closest friends while we watched "Air America".  We had planned to get some floor painting done, but the torrential rain yesterday and overnight meant there were a few leaks.  Sadly it was still wet enough that we have to wait for it all to dry out before patching it.

I went home and hit the books.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

April 4th

I went along to the EAA board meeting, as I wanted to put in my 2c about volunteer stuff, and the cooking crews idea.

Monday, April 2, 2018

April 1st

A new month, so here are the stats:

Power billed

Power generated










I've found some LED lights that should work on the van, so I pulled the grille off and took one light out so I could get a look at the mounting bracket.  I've sketched out what I think I need to make to fit the lights, but I need to get some more cutting wheels to start trying to make something that'll work.  It actually doesn't look to tricky, so I'll play when the parts have come in.

I spent the rest of the day just doing odd jobs around the house - the annual inspection is now due on the Flightstar, so no flying for me tonight.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

March 31st

I'm feeling a bit better, so I went to the airfield to help out with the hangar work party.  On the way, I saw Steve towing his gyro (well, at first I was "WTF is that?"), so I followed him in.  He taxied it around, but isn't ready to fly it yet.












We did a bunch of sealing around the edges of the hangar, and some insulation on the walls.

After we all got tired out, I went home and installed some new LED side marker lights on the van - they're for a Mercedes SUV, and a little smaller than the VW ones, but the mounting holes line up just fine, and they're nice and red rather than the faded pink of the old ones.

I went back to the airfield, and took the plane out for a little potter around, then went home and watched "The Last Jedi".

Monday, March 26, 2018

March 25th

Still sick, but there's light at the end of the tunnel.  I got tired of my PC constantly whining about losing the BIOS config, so I took it apart to replace the battery.  I was looking on the motherboard for the thing, only to find it on a nice little vertical holder.  It's the little things that cheer me up.

We went out and filled the van with gas, and dropped some jerry cans at the airport.  I didn't want to hang around and get everybody sick.

We watched "Atomic Blonde", so it's been a weekend of watching James McAvoy get the crap kicked out of him.

March 24th

Still sick.  We watched "Wanted".

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

March 18th

I'm starting to come down with a cold, so I decided against going flying.  Especially after Tim wadded his Carbon Cub :o(

Sunday, March 18, 2018

March 17th

We got the 503 mounting crate all put together, and a shipping quote, so now I just need to wait for payment, and drop it off at Fedex (they want >$200 extra to come and get it, which is unreasonable).




In the evening, we watched Thor: Ragnarok, which wasn't as funny as the ads made it seem, but was still good.

March 16th

Got the correct M10x1.5 bolts for mounting the 503 to the crate, and mounted it.  I'm going to put it in the other way round (so the inlets have more space), but I want to add some braces too.

March 15th

I've sold the spare 503 engine I had, so I started cutting up the pallet that the 582 was delivered on.  Part way in, I figured that I need to get the bolts to mount it to the pallet, so we went out to dinner and I picked up 4 M10 bolts at Lowe's.  Shame Lowe's seem to think that the standard pitch for M10 is 1.0 (metric bolts aren't as easy to get as imperial, so I just bought what they had), the Rotax uses the standard 1.5.  Bugger.

March 14th

I went to the EAA board meeting, as Cherish had asked me to back her up on the sponsorship proposal.  We've been talking about sponsoring kids for the ground school, which is $400, so several kids at a time isn't a massive financial risk (they also talked about spending >$4000 on racking for the hangar).  Basically I'd rather do something and get it wrong than do nothing, and I pointed out that, for example, $2000 of flight training (should be enough to solo a new pilot) isn't really useful to a 16 year old.  It's been decided to try a couple of iterations to see how it works out.

March 13th

We went over to the airport and picked up the Rotax 503 and a shipping crate from the 582 from the hangar, as I believe it's sold, and I need to ship it to Indiana :o)

Monday, March 12, 2018

March 11th

I'm on call this weekend, and something went insane overnight, logging thousands of tickets.  I spent some time tidying that up, and getting some work done.

I went over to the airfield and got my biennial flight review sorted out with Ken.  We went to lunch, then I went home and did some more work.

Later on, I went out to the airfield and took the plane out for an hour of pottering around.  When I got back, the parachute guys were all out, so I put the plane away and went and said "hi" to them before going home.

March 10th

I'd said I was going to convert Tilly to daylight savings a day early, as she'd had her supper early yesterday, so I fed her at 7am then went out to install the dash back in the van.  When I started the engine to check the tach worked, Vic assumed I was going to the airport and got up and fed Tilly.  Again.

I spent some time finishing pressure washing the drive.

Some D-sub-9 connectors I'd ordered showed up, so I wired one of those up for a digital altimeter I've picked up, and made sure it worked.

I went to the airport to try and catch Ken to sort out my biennial flight review, but he wasn't there, so I dropped off the altimeter and headed home again to change the few clocks that don't use NTP.

March 9th

One of Vic's cow-orkers was leaving, and we were going to a leaving do in the evening.  Rather than complicate organising everything, I drove her to work and had the use of the Jeep for the day.

When I got home, I did some updating of the EAA web site.

The guy came up and collected the gearbox at the airfield, so that's something else out of the way.

When I got home, the dash wiring kit had arrived, so I installed that on the dash, then fed Tilly early and went to collect Vic.  We drove up to Auburn to a little pub where we met her erstwhile cow-orker.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

March 8th

I was supposed to be meeting a guy at the airport to sort out the sale of Jack's gearbox, so he can buy mine.  It's rained on and off overnight, but I got to take the DRZ because the van's dash is sitting on my desk, rather than in the van.  On the way there, I stopped to pick up a new airspeed indicator at Chris', only to find they'd got the wrong one - I wanted the 100mph one (part number something-311), and was presented with an 80mph one ( part number something-331).  While we were talking about things and stuff, the guy called to say he'd lost his wallet, and was going to spend time looking for it, and hopefully come up tomorrow.  Yay.  After talking to the guys for a while, I went home, to find the dash wiring kit still hasn't arrived, but at least it left Sacramento this morning.

I spent some time pressure washing about half of the drive, until I got bored.

March 7th

The new dash wiring was supposed to show up, so I took the dash out of the van and removed the old blue foil wiring in preparation.

The new dash wiring did not show up.

March 5th

I've taken the week off, to have some time off work.  I spent the day in waiting for a shipment of Lift and chocolate to arrive, while watching stuff on HBO and doing another FAA online learning thing.  Yay.

Monday, March 5, 2018

March 4th

I spent a little time putting the van back together while I wait for the dash foil replacement kit.  At least I can drive it.  Well, in the daylight :o)

My biannual flight review has run out, so I can't fly at the moment - the plan was to get a rating in the gyroplane, but Ken's insurance company have told him that he can't fly commercially, so he can't instruct in it at the moment.  Hopefully this'll get sorted out quickly.

I spent a few hours doing online training with the FAA, that should help towards the BFR.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

March 3rd

I started the day at the airport cooking breakfast for about 10 people.  I have no idea how many people are coming and when, there's no pattern to it at all.

Jack and I spent some time removing the flywheel and damper from his 618, then building it into a box so he could ship it out to be fixed up.  While he was out getting a tool we needed, I changed the speedo cable in the van.  Interestingly the inner in new one is a good 1/2" longer than the old one, so I'm expecting it to work just fine.  I then decided to look at the non-functioning clock.  It works when I give it 12v, so it's the foil breaking down again.  I've previously hacked it so the dash lights work, but they've stopped working now, too, so I've broken down and ordered the replacement wiring kit for the dash.  Hopefully that'll be here in the week, and I can get it installed quickly.

In the evening we watched Spiderman: Homecoming, which was pretty good.  I think it's interesting that Michael Keaton (Batman) has lived long enough to see himself become the villain (The Vulture) :o)

Thursday, March 1, 2018

March 1st

A new month, so here are the solar stats:
Power billed

Power generated

Monday, February 26, 2018

February 25th

I played with my Lego set in the morning, shooting a couple of timelapses, here and here.

In the afternoon, I went to the airport and took Cherish up for a longer flight.  Jack was lurking around when we got back, so we ended up going to get something to eat on the way home.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

February 24th

I went to the airport and cooked lunch before the presentation, which was a lot better than the last time the guy gave it - he was talking about a crash he had, totally unprepared, in the winter in Idaho.  Last time I got the impression "shit happens", rather than this time when he actually seems to have realised that he made a series of bad decisions that lead to the crash, and last time he thanked his god rather than the 150+ people who risked their lives to save him and his family.

I had intended to fly the gyroplane with Ken, but he's had some insurance weirdness (he's suddenly been told he's not covered for commercial use), so that went out the window.  With Cherish (airport bunny)'s help I changed the grips on the joystick, then we went for a couple of pretty bumpy circuits.  Luckily my landings were OK :o)

In the evening Vic and I watched "A Monster Calls".

Thursday, February 22, 2018

February 21st

I went to the EAA membership meeting and had dinner in the main restaurant with Jack (rather than the limited menu with everyone else in the very cold conference room).

February 20th

We watched "The Foreigner".  The DVD was really scratched, so it kept barfing, but we don't think we missed too much.

February 19th

Today was Presidents Day, when Americans remember the famous old presidents by going shopping.

It was too windy to fly, so I mostly tinkered with stuff around the house.  In the evening, we watched "Geostorm".

February 18th

I started the day looking at the speedo cable on the van and it looks like I just needed to pull the outer down again, and give it more slack at the bottom.  Now I need to drive it and see if the problem's solved.  Again.

It was too windy to fly, so I didn't.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

February 17th

I started the day making some updates to the EAA web site.  The newsletters always take me a while to copy the PDFs into HTML pages.

I tinkered around with the speedo cable on the van again.  Basically, it looks like the inner is too short, and I'm not sure why that's suddenly become (more of) an issue.  After playing about with it for a while, I gave up and cut about 3/8" off the end of the outer, and plugged it in again.  When I went for a drive, it worked better than it ever has (it used to jiggle, which it no longer does), but a hard turn has seen it stop working, so I think it's either broken loose at the bottom, or the cable itself has snapped where I nicked it with the Dremel.  Oh well...

I went to the airfield and took a lesson with Ken in the gyro.  The air work was fine, but my landings still need a bit more practice, as I'm rounding out slowly like you would in a plane.  Something we noticed is that he's always telling me to use more left rudder on landing, and I can never see what he's on about - well, I naturally slump to the right when I sit down, usually to take the weight of my arm off my shoulder to stop that aching so much.  I can't do this in my plane, as it has a 4 point harness, but I can slump in the gyro, so that's what I'm doing.  I need to practice not doing that, methinks :o)

After standing around chatting with various people, I took the Flightstar up for a bit (to finish this page in my logbook, if nothing else), then went home and watched "The Hitman's Bodyguard", where Ryan Reynolds basically plays Deadpool without a suit.

February 15th

I couldn't sleep, so I got up and found that the last form for my taxes had come in, so I got those finished and filed the Federal taxes online (I refuse to pay $20 to file California online too, so I print those).  $626 owed... oops.

I've modified Tilly's old adventure lead (made out of 12' of proper climbing rope) so I can use it as a slip lead, and that seems to work OK.  Crisis averted.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

February 14th

We walked Tilly up to Starbucks so she could have a puppacino.  It's been a while since we were there, but she remembered the way and towed me for the last bit.  She also chewed her lead up a bit, so methinks that needs replacing now.

When we got home, we watched "Snatched".

February 11th

It was still too windy to fly, so I tinkered around with stuff at home.

February 10th

Vic headed off to see her mother for the weekend, leaving me to look after the minimals.

I went to the airport and cooked about 25 burgers before a talk from an airline pilot about flying 737s to 787s.  It was too damn windy to fly, so I went home again afterwards.  Meh, I was on call anyway, so I had work to do.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

February 9th

I jacked the van up again and checked that turning the wheel makes the speedo cable inner turn.  Speedo problem?

February 6th

We went and met Jen for dinner, for a change.

February 5th

I pumped the Van up in the air and took off the driver's side front wheel, and it looks like the speedo cable is properly attached to the front dust cap, so I have more poking around to do until I figure out what the problem is there.

Monday, February 5, 2018

February 4th

I started the day going over to the airfield and taking a lesson with Ken in the gyroplane.  It's sounding like I'm making progress, so here's hoping it won't be long until I can take the test and add them to my license :o)

I went home and tinkered around the house for a bit (it looks like I've managed to break the speedo on the Van, for example), then went back to the airfield and took the Flightstar out for a while.  I was just done putting everything away when Vic showed up, so we stopped off for dinner on the way home.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

February 3rd

It's the first Saturday of the month, so I started the day cooking breakfast for a bunch of people at the airport.  After that, I went and helped Todd tinkering with his powered parachute, then took the Flightstar out for a flight around.  It was a bit bumpy, probably because I was up earlier than usual.

At home, I've noticed that the sensor array on the weather station has had a few spots where it's stopped transmitting, for example:

I finally realised that the old one was sitting on the patio table, and even without batteries, it's been transmitting a panic signal when the solar panel is in the sun.  I brought that back inside the house, and it seems OK now - I left everything outside when I was working on it because of the amount of time it took it to cool down to ambient temperature (not that it matters now that the daytime temperatures are getting into the high 60s).  Here's hoping I get my little gold star back from Weather Underground :o)

Friday, February 2, 2018

February 1st

A new month, so here are the solar stats:

Power billed

Power generated

January 31st

I got up at about 02:30 and put the camera setup on top of the patio cover, got it all aligned then set it off.  Something I hadn't realised was the camera reset everything I'd set up when it turned off, so it didn't do what I wanted (auto focus off, size, 16:9 etc).

Anyways, here's the timelapse I generated.

January 30th

I decided to run a timelapse of the lunar eclipse, so I spent some time setting up the camera.  It was going to take hours, so a battery was out of the question, so I set everything up using the AC adapter on my Sony NEX, and used the time lapse controller to run it.  I got everything taped to the tripod, and covered it with a hacked up plastic bag so the dew didn't form on it too badly, then went to bed.

Monday, January 29, 2018

January 28th

The new weather station sensor array arrived while I was out yesterday, so today I got it working and installed it :o)

I toddled over to the airport and went out with Ken in the gyro to just screw about - he flew, so I had to sit in the back :o(  I then took the Flightstar out for a bit - the circuit was pretty busy, so I wandered off for a while until it was starting to get dark.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

January 27th

I got up and went over to the airfield, taking the plane out for a bit.  Despite the tinkering I've done, I reckon the airspeed indicator is still ~5mph high.  Oh well.

I cooked burgers for the 12pm presentation, which turned out to be watching a video - I didn't really see the point in that, to be honest, but was kept busy cooking for a few late arrivals.  I'm going to guess at around 25 burgers sold :o)

Todd was talking about getting his S-14 flying again, so we pulled everything out to get it out of the hangar, only to find it leaking fuel - looks like the wings need to come off to replace everything between the tank and the engine - hoses, grommets and suchlike.  While it was out, we washed the 3" of dust off it, then put everything away again.  As it was almost getting dark, I shot about 1700 pictures and went home to create a timelapse.  Next time I'll play with the settings on the camera before kicking it off - I stopped taking pictures when the flash started going off, but there were a few frames missing where it couldn't focus on anything.  Not that you can see that on the video :o)

Monday, January 22, 2018

January 22nd

Ambient Weather (the weather station manufacturer) and I swapped email, and the upshot is that it looks like I'll need to replace the sensor array, so I've ordered one of those.  Oh well.  My weather station is going to be down until that gets here, as the old array is in pieces on the table on the patio, so is only registering temperature and (incorrect) humidity.

January 21st

It was a bit gray and miserable, so I gave up on flying and took the weather station array down from the roof to replace the temperature / humidity probe.  I decided to test the new one before climbing back up on the roof, and I'm glad I did - it was reading 140F.  I put the old one back in, and it read correctly, then put the new one back in, and it read 140F again.  Ambient Weather (the manufacturer) had a few tips, so I recalibrated it down to correct and left it to see if it was any better - spoiler, it wasn't.

January 20th

Vic was supposed to be doing a tandem parachute jump, so we went over to the airport separately - I'd intended to fly the Flightstar, but it was a but blowy, so I stood around and talked until I took the gyroplane out with Ken again.  When we got back, Vic was waiting for us - he jump had been postponed because they'd just run out of daylight.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

January 19th

I had a comp day for being on call last month, so I went and took a blood test thingy for some health thing at work.  I then went to the airfield with the intention of taking the Flightstar out, but Ken suggested a lesson in the gyro, which went pretty well.  After that, I played with the static and pressure hose for the airspeed indicator on the plane - I think it's still reading high.  Again.

January 15th

Today is Martin Luther King Jr Day, when Americans celebrate the civil rights pioneer by going shopping.

It was a bit too foggy to look at flying, so I didn't.  We did watch "Dunkirk" though.

Monday, January 15, 2018

January 14th

We got up early and went to Ocean Beach for bURNING Van 2018.  Ben's initial count is 159 vans :o)



Dave and Sam showed up and we walked the dogs on the beach, then I handed over some goodies and they headed home again.  We left around 15:30, and got home in time to be 20 minutes late for Tilly's supper.  She's very, very tired.

January 13th

I went over to the airport to cook burgers before the EAA presentation, then hung around looking at the clouds.  I had hoped to fly with Ken in the gyro, but all we could have done was circuits, so I ended up doing some circuits by myself, seeing as I was there and had nothing else to do.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

January 10th

I discovered that the zap2it TV Guide I'm using in Kodi has changed its format, so the zap2xml process doesn't grab it correctly, so our TV Guide data runs out in a week.  I installed the new zap2xml, but then had to delete and redo the NextPVR setup process, installing a NextPVR update on the way.  It all seems to work now.  Jeez.

January 9th

The dude came out and replaced the broken garage door spring.  I had him do the other door while he was here, as apparently these things are supposed to last around 10 years / 10,000 openings.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

January 8th

We came back from dinner to find the garage door wouldn't open.  The tensioner spring was broken in half.  Of course we didn't have a door key, so we had to get our spare from Jim next door :o)


Monday, January 8, 2018

January 7th

After wasting most of the morning tinkering with stuff for the EAA, I went over to the airfield and took the Flightstar out.  It was fairly busy at Lincoln, so I flew to Marysville so I could cross that off my list of places I've landed.  It was dead there, despite it being a much bigger facility.  It was a little bumpy on the way home, but nothing too bad.

January 6th

I went to the airport and cooked breakfast for the members, then spent a little time washing the plane.  I had intended to go for a flight, but the little puffy clouds suggested that it would be bumpy if I did, so I didn't.

January 5th

I waxed the driver's side and the rear of the van, and put vinyl shapes on it.  All done.

January 4th

I finished up putting vinyl shapes on the passenger side and the front of the van.

January 3rd

I started putting vinyl shapes on the side of the van that I'd waxed yesterday.

January 2nd

I went out into the garage and waxed one side, and the front of the van.

Monday, January 1, 2018

January 1st

Merry New Year.

Here are the solar stats for December:
Power billed

Power generated








In the afternoon, I went to the airport and took the Flightstar out for a bit - George came along in his 150, and we screwed about, then did a few circuits before calling it a night :o)

December 31st

I went to the airfield and took the Flightstar out for the last time this year.

In the evening, we went and saw "The Last Jedi" with Jen.