Starry, starry night, paint your iPhone blue and grey…

Mastering even the rudiments of astro navigation is still an ambition for me. Its one of those skills that really must be learned through practice…

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7 days sailing just to cross the garbage in the North Pacific

Capt. Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation first discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch — an endless floating waste of plastic trash. Now…

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“How to” videos online….

You will be well aware of the many videos of various quality that are available on YouTube and on Google Video . The following sites…

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Xmas gadget list 2009

It seems that my gadget Xmas gift list is getting more and more popular each year. I know a lot of the items are geeky…

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“I want my VMG” why are we in Dire Straits?

In a previous post I complained about the inability of expensive chart plotter devices to calculate proper routes by assessing the correct Course to Steer…

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