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MNC Jets

Uncategorized, Work | Posted by Richard September 13th, 2010

photo-2New stadium, but so far the show has gone very well.  Uh well, now rain delay.

Download YouTube Videos with Mac

Programming and Hints, Uncategorized | Posted by Richard January 3rd, 2010

hintslogoThere is an easy way to download YouTube or other videos with Safari.

Open the page with the movie and press Command-Option-A, which shows the Activity window. If you’re also loading other sites, you’ll see a list of them. This window gives a lot of information on a web site.

Scroll until you find the YouTube page and click on the arrow to show details about what is being loaded.

You will see an element whose size is large over 0.5MB and if still playing is growing.

Double-click on it even if it is still loading.

Safari will download it.

When the download is over, navigate to the file in the Finder which will probably be called get_video and add the extension .flv to its name if needed.
Now you can play it with VLC or convert it to a format other than .flv.

Channel Islands Dolphin Audio

Uncategorized | Posted by admin December 28th, 2009


Cody, Shannon, Ken, Sharon and I went for a boat ride yesterday. We got into a huge pod of dolphins. Pictures, of course. But here an audio of them….

Channel Island Dolphin Audio

Nature, Uncategorized | Posted by Richard May 8th, 2009

intensityWe just felt an earthquake here.  If you are going to have one, guess this one was good as it was a “kewl” and then over.  Just a sharp jolt but not enought to rattle anything.  Although, I grew up on the New Madrid fault and felt these types of quakes all the time.  There was another small quake down toward Orange County last week.   Maybe this is good an releasing energy.  Seems this area has a large quake about every 10 years and I have been out here about that long.

Uncategorized | Posted by Richard May 5th, 2009


Here is a photo from the beach of a Delta II rocket launch from Vandenburg AFB.  Vandenburg is about 50 miles away, but we can often see the launch and lucky enough to have see a couple at night.   See

5000+ Miles In Two And A Half Weeks

Travel, Uncategorized | Posted by Richard March 21st, 2009

What started off as a trip to Arkansas to visit family, ending up driving instead of flying.  I drove from Oxnard to Dallas to visit Collin and Becca, then up to Arkansas.  My youngest son is going to Henderson State University in Arkadelphia.  So after an afternoon visit and dinner, I drove up to Conway where I stayed in that area for about a week.

Cody flew into Little Rock on a Friday and after a weekend with grandkids, we headed back going through Mounument Valley, Bryce and Zion National Park.  An overnight stay in Las Vegas and then home.   Eighteen days and 5064 diving miles!

Will be posting more specific information in the near future.

We are building

Uncategorized | Posted by admin December 21st, 2008

Please be patient, we are just building this site……