Freakin’ cool thing of the week

Stumbled upon this in my travels, it’s a mapping of every commercial flight over the entire world in a 24 hours period, represented in 72 seconds, uh-mazing!

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In other news RIP my Logitech Cordless MX-3100 Keyboard, best keyboard I have ever used and it’s dead, Jim. The good news is, it’s still under warranty. The bad news is that the retailer I bought it from is no longer trading and Logitech doesn’t have a local warranty center, and on top of that they no longer make the MX-3100 and their new models all look ugly and crap, so, I dunno.

Logitech MX3100

Forester vs Skid Pan

Kristie’s Christmas present last year was a Skid Pan session at Fairburn, because I thought it would be a good idea for her to get familiar with the new car in a safe environment with a trained instructor….err..who am I kidding, what could be more fun that hooning around in a 4WD Turbo on a watered flat slick surface with very little chance of hitting anything.

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So we finally got around to booking in for the course, and Kristie spend four hours on the skid pan (shared with 5-6 other cars, two at a time) alternating between instructor led hooning and solo hooning. The end result was an increased appreciation of how ABS works, how hard it is to 4 wheel drift an All Wheel Drive vehicle and four layers of the most horrible baked on dirt which took an hour to wash off.

A good day!

(I’ll post more pic once I’ve had a chance to go through them all)