16 July 2010

This 'N That, 16 July

I'm headed to BigTown today to meet with two new students. I'll fly with one, and the other wants to talk about flying in the future. He's a high-time Fixed-Winger, and, partly on my suggestion, has decided to get his commercial FW rating before tackling the RW "frustrater".
Like yesterday, it's gonna be a scorcher with lots of water vapor in the air...
Probably not the best time of year to introduce a student to the aggravation of trying to "ride a unicycle while juggling", but things have been SO slow, I cannot turn ready cash away. At least this way I'll know how serious he is about continuing.

A friend called last week:
"I think it'd be a good idea if you brought Sara Jean over and let her shoot a little here first before you go to the CCW class."
So I talked with her about it and she agreed she'd like to have an idea of what shooting the little .22 would be like before Saturday's class. Last night I grabbed a "Bucket O' Bullets" and we went out behind this friend's house, where he taught SJ the basics and let her fire a hundred rounds or so. From this experience we learned two things:
-She'll need to be wearing her contacts on Saturday...
From 20 feet, shooting at center of the belly, she'd have hit an intruder in the heart...
A good start, but she can (and will) do better.

-When it's 90 degrees with 80 percent humidity, outdoor activities aren't much fun.
The experience wasn't a total waste, but it also wasn't the sort of experience I'd hoped for...
I really hoped this was something she'd enjoy so we'd have something to look forward to doing together.

-Oh, and a third thing too...
My eyes have also deteriorated to the point I'm gonna need some sort of visual correcting if I want to once again be good at making holes where I want 'em.

Now, about the new look of the blog:
A relative emailed and says for him the left margin of the text is now jammed against the side of his screen so tightly he's having difficulty reading my posts. For me, using FireFox, there is almost a two-inch space between text and the edge of my screen.
What's your experience? If you're having difficulties, what browser are you using?

9 comments:

the golden horse said...

It is very nice and neat on this end GB. I have about 3/4" margin.
Glad you and Sara are enjoying doing your shooting together.

ddf said...

I use Google Reader, and the formatting is fine. Every so often, when the text is a weird color I find that I have to 'select' the text to easily read it against a white background.

As far as vision goes...well, it goes.

Rita said...

Explorer here. All looks fine.

cary said...

Inch and a half left margin; Firefox, on a widescreen laptop.

Old age and gunfighting don't really mix that well; on the other hand, the older gunfighters are the ones ya gotta watch out for!

cj said...

I use IE and it looks good from here.

Give SJ a chance to get comfortable with the shooting. It may end up being what you want it to be.

cjh

Bob said...

Firefox - 3 inch margin on the left - looks great!

THIRDWAVEDAVE said...

IE here...format looks great.

Radio Patriot said...

Looks good in Safari, better in Firefox. Nice job.

A.

jinksto said...

I'm using the Chrome browser from google. Looks fine.

Your left margin problem is most likely a problem of screen real estate. Ask the person having problems what their resolution is set to and then change your own desktop to match... see what that looks like.

Most likely you have the left margin set to 0 and the very small screen size is causing things to get scrunched (is that a word?).