Catching Up

I was away for the past week, as a result I’ll be in catch up mode for the next day or two as I process through things. Unlike in the past. I did relatively well keeping up with things like email, so I expect it to be much easier.

Catching Up

5 business days off (plus almost 2 weekends surrounding it) results in well over 1,000 emails (after sorting spam) and a few thousand items in my RSS reader.

3 power hours of working at it, and I’m down to < 250 email and only about 1,500 items in my RSS reader. Should be able to finish the catch up in the next few days. That’s got to be a record. I don’t think I’ve ever gotten so far in catching up so quickly.

St. Maarten Airport Fun

A week ago I came back from St. Maarten, an island known for it’s weather and beaches. There are a few ways to tell a good beach from a great one:

  1. Clean beaches.
  2. Evidence that topless tanning is allowed.
  3. Signs like the one to the left warning you of death by heavy metal.

A beach with an active runway for an international airport makes for a good time. So much so I got to this beach a several times. Equipped with a camera phone I took some video’s of the fun. The video’s are slightly grainy since it was taken on a phone, and a bit shaky since the jet blast could be pretty strong at times.

For the record, sand does go through clothing at that speed. It was strong enough that I wasn’t able to watch a takeoff live as I had to turn my head and close my eyes. Only afterward could I watch the video replay.

Noteworthy

Boeing 747 takeoff (can’t even keep the camera up).

Almost being hit by a DHL plane

Side Shot of a landing

There’s about a dozen videos and a few pictures.

Back

I was away last week… 3700+ emails (thankfully mostly spam) to process.

Have some video and photo goodness to get up here at some point, but that won’t happen until this weekend at the earliest since I’ve got some catching up to do. I suspect I won’t be blogging much this week as I do some catch up.