Monthly Archives: February 2009
1234567890 Seconds Since The Unix Epoch
mysql> select unix_timestamp() from dual;
| unix_timestamp() |
| 1234567890 |
1 row in set (0.00 sec)
Historically Important Date
Today is a very important day.
On this day in:
1809: Naturalist Charles Darwin was born in Shrewsbury, England.
1809: Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, was born in present-day Larue County, Ky.
1915: The cornerstone for the Lincoln Memorial was laid in Washington, D.C.
1977: I was born.
2000: Charles M. Schulz, creator of the “Peanuts” comic strip, died at age 77.
2006: A record 26.9 inches of snow fell in New York’s Central Park.
2009: I received my very own HobbyZone Super Cub!
I’ve read all kinds of great things about this plane, and I think I’ve watched just about every youtube video of people flying this model. Given my apparent lack of skill as a pilot this far, I’m pretty excited about the prospect of getting it in the air to see if it really lives up to the claims about how easy it is to fly.
I spent some time this evening putting it all together, charging up the batteries, and trimming the control surfaces. It’s ready to fly – if only the sun were up. 😉
Stay tuned – I’ll try to get a video made of my maiden flight!