David Knights' Weblog

February 24, 2010

Stop the insanity!

Filed under: Dining,General — dknights @ 8:32 pm
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If we’ve gotten to the point where we are paying people in the state education apparatus to spend their time on this, then maybe we need to rethink how we spend “education” money.

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February 23, 2010

Its for the little people

Filed under: General — dknights @ 8:13 pm
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That is the subtext of this statement.  If I were a Canadian subject to the taxes to support the government system, I’d be mad as hell that when it comes to his own health, this government official is acknowledging by his actions that the government system isn’t up to snuff.

February 19, 2010

New kits so far

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:14 pm
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It is mid-February and I’ve bought 3 kits so far this year.  They are:

German pilots and groundcrew

German pilots and groundcrew

and

Luft '46

Luft '46

and an oldie

Tiger Moth

Tiger Moth

February 17, 2010

Let it snow

Filed under: Family,General,Kentucky — dknights @ 4:20 pm
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This past weekend we had a lot of snow here.  I spent a lot of time shoveling snow and little time modeling.  As I live in the south, it should be the reverse.

Here is the view from my front porch on Monday.

Snow

The blizzard of '10

Here is the view in the back yard.

More snow

The snowy south

The modelchild got to sled yesterday and seemed to enjoy it.

Snow bunny

Snow Bunny

February 15, 2010

What I am reading now

Filed under: IPMS,Modeling — dknights @ 11:09 pm
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This book, by Journal editor Chris Bucholtz.  So far, so good.

4th Fighter

100 kinds of crazy

Filed under: General — dknights @ 6:16 am
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I read this and was torn between laughing and crying.  I can’t believe a city is wasting taxpayer dollars coming up with “suggestions” like this.

February 14, 2010

An interesting development in the world of books

Filed under: General,Technology — dknights @ 6:12 am
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Not sure if this is good or bad, but it is interesting.

February 13, 2010

400th post

Filed under: General — dknights @ 6:08 am
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The last post was number 400 for this version of the blog.  Just noting the occasion.

February 12, 2010

Photo of the day (An-26)

Filed under: Family — dknights @ 6:54 am
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This photo of an Afgan An-26 was taken by Maj. C.T. Knights during his deployment to Afganistan.

An-26

February 10, 2010

Magazine review: Small Air Forces Observer Vol. 33 #3 (131)

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 6:16 am
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I love getting the Small Air Forces Observer (SAFO).  It is a dying breed of magazine, a self-published specialty magazine.  It caters to that small segment of modelers and avaition historians who focus on Small Air Forces.  I suspect that at some point the magazine will be replaced by a website, since much of what it does today would now be done on a website if you were starting from scratch.  However, since SAFO has been around 33 years, it will probably continue in its present format for some time.

This issue has several interesting articles, including part 2 of an article on Buffalo pilots with kills in the NEI theatre.  There are articles on Piper aircraft in Katanga and small air force Beech Bonanzas.  The magazine is black and white and not nearly up to modern publishing standards, however, it contains information that one doesn’t find elsewhere.  I’ll continue to get it as long as it is published.

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