Monthly Archives: October 2005

Flying and the Metric System

The featured article of the day on Wikipedia for Saturday 29 October is Metrication, the process of converting a country to metric from various historical units of measure. Now that Ireland has switched, the only three countries left not officially … Continue reading

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XML 2005 Conference

My Warrior’s engine is finally back from overhaul in Halifax after its lighting strike, and I hope to be back in the air in a bit over a week. Next month, I’m planning a long (7+ hour) flight from Ottawa … Continue reading

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FedEx flying spares

According to this New York Times article (via Kottke), FedEx launches five mostly-empty jets every night — from Las Vegas, Duluth, Laredo, Fort Myers, and Portland (ME) — all heading for Memphis through various meandering routes. These flying spares often … Continue reading

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