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Panbo Visit

Panbo Visit

During our stay in Belfast, Maine, Ben Ellison dropped drove up from nearby Camden to visit. Ben is the editor and owner of the Panbo marine electronics blog. If you haven’t spent time on the Panbo blog and you care about marine electronics, you really should. Ben covers most gear available, takes the time to dig…

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Goodbye GoDaddy

Goodbye GoDaddy

Back in 2005, I maintained a blog accessible only inside of Microsoft where I worked at the time. Having the blog internal to the company allowed confidential topics to be discussed openly, but over time, I found much of what I was writing about might be useful externally. And I knew, if I wanted to…

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For sale: Westminster Teak Martinique extension table, excellent condition *** SOLD ***

For sale: Westminster Teak Martinique extension table, excellent condition *** SOLD ***

The table has sold. Westminster Teak Martinique extension table, dimensions 74.5/64.5/54.5L x 51W x 29H. Solid teak in excellent condition. The Martinique Veranda Extension Teak Wood Table with flexed leg design seats six to eight people comfortably. Twin leaf butterfly extensions allow you to extend both leaves simultaneously, or one at a time depending on…

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Where are we?

Where are we?

On our Prince William Sound trip this summer, we started keeping a live, map-based travel log. We posted updates several times a day during the offshore run there and back, giving our location, sea conditions etc. And we made daily updates while cruising throughout Prince William Sound. Several people commented that the updates were useful,…

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For sale: KVH TracVision M5 satellite TV system

For sale: KVH TracVision M5 satellite TV system

KVH TracVision M5 satellite TV system in excellent condition, used for only one year. We are installing a TracPhone V7 and want a similar-sized TracVision dome, so are upgrading to an M7 and need to sell the M5. Contact James at jrh@mvdirona.com for details. Click pictures below for larger images.

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Brief Blogging Hiatus

Brief Blogging Hiatus

We’ll be taking a brief hiatus from blogging during the first three weeks of August. Tomorrow we leave for China. You might wonder why we would go to China during the hottest time of the year. For example, our first stop, Xiamen, is expected to hit 95F today, which is fairly typical weather for this…

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A New US Citizen

A New US Citizen

This month James finally became a US citizen, after a nearly three-year delay. We’d both applied in late 2005 and were interviewed in early 2006. I was approved in a couple of months and became a citizen in the summer of 2006. James, however, went into application limbo pending an FBI name check, but eventually…

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Blogging Hiatus Until Mid-August

Blogging Hiatus Until Mid-August

We’re voyaging north to further explore the Hakai Luxvbalis Conservancy Area and the outer islands north of Seaforth Channel, so we won’t be blogging again until we’re back and caught up in the mid-August time frame.  More then.   Jennifer & James Hamilton Jennifer@mvdirona.com / jrh@mvdirona.com  

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Blog Data Corruption

Blog Data Corruption

The only thing worse than no backups is restoring bad backups. A database guy should get these things right.  But, I didn’t, and earlier today I made some major site-wide changes and, as a side effect, this blog was restored to December 4th, 2007.  I’m working on recovering the content and will come up with…

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