November, 2005

  • FSInsider

    I promised customer mgh that I would follow up on some issues regarding the FSInsider site .One of those issues revolved around the Terms of Use link at the bottom of the page . Well Mr.h, you should expect the TOU to change to a more MSFT consistent...
  • Added another alumni to the roll...

    Proving that I actually read the blogs on my blog roll, even extending to their links, I've added another former ACES alumni to my blog roll...
  • Kids? Just say no.

    The new Johnny Cash bio-pic opened last night. Which caused me to take a look at my Cash collection of music. To make a long story short, after coming across a great version of "cocaine blues" from the greatest live double album of all time , I wondered...
  • Quick one

    Yesterday as I was leaving for work I happened to notice a quick darting movement in the bushes off to the side of the porch. It was a hummingbird. Who knew they were active this late in the season ? Anyway, whatever your interest in flight is,...
  • title goes here.

    My best friend Robert passes this along, and I thought it was cool... http://www.aaronkoblin.com/work/faa/ Robert's giving a talk at Macworld this year... tracksessions bio
  • It's official...

    ...ACES blogging has jumped the shark . I think I can name the moment when it happened. First there were a few brave souls ( Steve , Mike , Sebby ), but then Hal and Jason crashed the party ("ummm... our invites didn't come in the mail? But we're here...
  • Test article

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  • sick

    I'm at home sick, but I did take the opportunity to cruise over to the Avsim forums, where I caught this post: In fs9 why can't an airplane fly inside a cloud? Poster Cindy_Zoonan responds: “ Clouds are not true volumes in FS9. That's why we...
  • miscellany for all

    1. This thread is from simflight.com, and is well worth the look. Who woulda thunk?! 2. Still at over at simflight , poster psykie asks about Jumping mountain tops . As several other posters surmise, the issue is indeed one of view distance....
  • And now for something completely different...

    I saw this video internally a couple of months ago. Check out the link Dean has in his blog.
  • Is it live or is it Memorex? Part 2

    As mentioned in Item #4 yesterday, I tried to address to some degree the doubts held by an FS user who posts at Avsim under the name "mgh." Mgh is, as I've said before, quite properly sceptical of the FSinsider site in particular and some of the ACES...
  • Misc.'ing in Action

    The pun may be a bit of a stretch, but nonetheless, lots of ground to cover, dear reader… Item #1 Over at Steve Lacey’s blog there’s a nice post about what our users call err… affectionately, the blurries. Be sure and read the comments section...
  • Boeing 777 Flight simulator challenge News

    Trying to use my blog powers for good instead of evil... Our (ACES games studio, part of Microsoft Games Studios) newly minted community program manager (PM for short) Michael Zyskowski has asked me to post a snippet for him regarding the 777 challenge...
  • "Gee, Brain what do you want to do tonight?" "The same thing we do every night Pinky. Try to take over the world!"

    Okay, so I'm not exactly Brain , but I did find out that one of the patent applications I'm named on was approved. How did I find out? Did I get a call from Bill Gates ? Nope. How about the US government ? ("uh... hey. um... one of your patents has been...