Monthly Archives: May 2011

MySQL Ajax Table Editor Notes

MySQL Ajax Table Editor (MATE) is a comprehensive PHP web widget for end-user interaction with MySQL tables. There are free (GPL3) and commercial versions, the paid one priced at $19.99 with additional features. There is a 6 minute video on … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Fast Five

I saw “Fast Five” at the AMC Saratoga 14 this weekend. If you like action, look no further – this film is completely over the top. The story is pretty thin (Ocean’s 11 meets Dukes of Hazzard – say no … Continue reading

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Flight 447 Black Mark for European Aviation

The Air France Flight 447 fatal accident is a black mark for European aviation: Airbus/Air France used wrong/defective pitot tubes for that aircraft Three Air France pilots with 3,000 to 11,000 hours of experience unable to recognize and recover from … Continue reading

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National Wings of Freedom Tour 2011 at Moffett Field

The National Wings of Freedom Tour 2011 historic airshow will be at Moffett Field in Mountain View from May 20 through May 28, with tours of the planes open to the public. The three aircraft on display include: P-51C Mustang … Continue reading

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Upgrading Garmin 430 and 530 to WAAS

Max Trescott has a good article on upgrading Garmin aviation GPS units to Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS), used for advanced IFR navigation in USA/Canada. If you’re shopping for a used airplane, choosing one that has already had the GNS430W … Continue reading

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