We’re on our way to AERO in Friedrichshafen right now! We’ve really been looking forward to this, because it’s been ages since my brother and I have spent that much time together. And we also look very much forward to meet as many of you folks there as possible! If you’re planning to go, be sure to stop by and say hello to us at our table at the artist section (AEROkunst) in Foyer Ost!
As I’m writing this, I notice while looking at all my own sticky notes in front of me that I am a bit behind with my preparations … there’s just so much stuff to pack and prepare! So, hope to see you there!
Chuckwit, needs “how-to-breathe” instructions tatoo’d on his FACE
Fond memories of meeting in F’Hafen the previous time – can’t make it this year, real pity.
A lesson I learned from being a computer tech — if you want to know someone’s computer passwords, just check the sticky notes around their desks. I used that method several times to show teachers how easy it would be for their students to get into the teachers’ grade books, e-mail, etc.
The only note like that in planes that I worked on was in a C172. It just said “TGIF”, it took me a moment to figure out what it meant. I did when I realized it was over the parking brake handle.
Captain Dunsel, that sounds like the time Richard Feynman broke into the vault with the nuclear secrets because the secretary who knew the combination was out. Rather embarrassing for the security minded.
I had “GEAR? FLAPS?” on a piece of masking tape on the computer monitor I used to play Flight Simulator as a kid. I don’t recall ever belly-landing, but I did have plenty of cross-country flights that went far slower than they should have. I also had a piece of masking tape next to the function keys on my laptop as a cheat sheet for hotkeys on a graphing calculator program I used a lot – had that on there until I recently replaced the computer’s top deck piece.
I had one teacher (who ran a computer class) who got angry when I told her not to put her password on a sticky note. I gave up and set up a BIOS password on her machine to be the model number of the monitor. In plain sight, but never noticed.
PS — Yes, Feynman was a very observant fellow! 🙂