Flying

Jumping From Airplanes

A guy walked into the student newspaper office and asked “does anybody want to jump out of an airplane?”

Without a moment’s hesitation, I said “I’m your man.” It was only afterwards that I confirmed a parachute would be involved.

Well, that was ten years ago (can’t you tell, I look young — young!), but the video is still laying around and I just uploaded it to YouTube. Actually, this video has been through the wringer. It was recorded on Hi8, edited at the jump site to VHS, years later I encoded to DV and re-edited in iMovie (version 2, I think) and just now uploaded that edited file (the source DV and iMovie project are long gone).

Carry-On Restrictions To Carry On?

The Mercury News’ QA on carry-on restrictions answered a big question I had: Q Can I still carry my laptop, cell phone and iPod on board? A Those items are still OK as long as you’re not traveling to or through the United Kingdom. But a Reuters story posted at C|Net suggests the restriction on […] » about 200 words