Monday, May 10, 2021

May 9th

Chris and I agreed to meet up at Auburn.  It was pretty bloody windy, and I left Lincoln early.  I had thought I'd run around a little hill North of Camp Far West Lake, and then run up the Bear Creek canyon, but it was a bit too windy for that.  I just pottered back South and headed up as normal.

Wings was closed, which was an annoyance.  We walked over to the bar just behind the airport, but they weren't doing food until 12.  So we walked to the golf course, and found they were doing an event at $40 a head, and we weren't really dressed for it.  So we walked back and killed time until the food truck at the bar opened.

After lunch Chris headed back to Lincoln so I could give him some Dexcool for the radiator on his gyro, and we stood and talked to Tony for a while before heading home.

Saturday, May 8, 2021

May 8th

It's the second Saturday in the month, so it was the Oroville display day.  I got up early and went to get some gas, then met Randy at the airport.  We'd expected it to be windy (forecast was ~11kts) but it was very windy, like gusting up to 30kts.  As neither of us was that bothered about going, we just had breakfast at Mary's and headed home.

I didn't do much at home, but I did manage to edit up a video of our flight over Folsom earlier in the week.

The bridge we pass is called "Hidden Bridge" because it's usually underwater :o(

I think my bright red hat is blowing out the colour in the video - I might try and find a darker one to see if it makes any difference :o)

May 7th

I had today off (it's a "Wellness Day" at the office,) so I caught up on some memes and dicked around with my work laptop.  I'd like to fix it, rather than get a new one, as setting a PC up is a PITA.

I found that it looks like the filesystem is ruined - it's saying the drive's "healthy", but "raw" rather than NTFS.  I don't know that there's a way back from that without reformatting it :o(

Friday, May 7, 2021

May 6th

My day started with my work laptop taking a dump, so I'm having to use my home desktop to try and get some work done.

The DMV are fun, aren't they?  My license expires in August, and they have this new Real ID thing if you want to get on a domestic flight.  I didn't really care, as I have to carry my green card anyway, but hey, you can scan your documents and apply online, so I did that.  "Thanks," they say, "now bring those in to the DMV and we can process your application."  <sigh>.  So, I went in, and one of the things the online application does is set you up with an appointment, so you don't have to wait.  I went in, and the guy at the appointments entry told me I needed to go to the main line, so I went and waited.  And waited.  There were only a few people in front of me, but they were all being told the wait was about an hour.  I got to the front and they asked what I was there for, so I showed them the appointment thing on my phone, and they said I should have gone to the other entry that was for appointments.  <sigh>.  Still, after about 15 minutes inside, I was all done.

Despite all this, I got away quickly enough to go to the post office and send my passport back to the UK  so I can get a new one.  I believe it'll be blue, and made in Poland.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

May 5th

After work, I met Randy at the airport and we went and flew over Folsom Lake - I wanted to see the wildflowers, but sadly they're mostly done :o(  Still, shot some video of them, and we'll see how that comes out.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

May 4th

May the Fourth be with you.

May 3rd

I noticed that since the last upgrade, my ADS-B listener hadn't seen any UAT traffic.  First step, reboot it.  Only it didn't come up again.  I ended up rebuilding the SD card to get it to work, then got the UAT listener to work again, so now I'm seeing data :o)