In this podcast Fred describes how he became a sea plane pilot. As the host, I know almost nothing about the subject. Therefore, we approach the subject from the perspective of a novice. I hope you find this useful if you’re seeking to become a recreational pilot. Enjoy!
Fred Welsh is a friend I met in 2010 when I first visited Australia. On that trip he taught me to surf and showed me a great time in Yamba, Australia. He is awesome.
We call that tiger county. It’s when there isn’t anything down there to land on and you just hope nothing goes wrong
It is a life or death situation. If you run into a huge storm, it can put you down hard. If in doubt, you stay home.
The pay-off for me is… I’ll say to my wife, “I think the whales are breaching today, let’s fly out and have a look.” You see sharks and dolphins… the rewards outweighs the costs of getting a license and a plane.
When you’re flying long distances, you want to make sure you have plenty of room where you don’t have to get back for something.
Out of all of Australia, there are only 100 sea plane pilots. Of that, only 70 are operational. It’s a very, very small fraternity of pilots.
The beauty of my category is that they have made the books more easy to understand for laymen. I found it enjoyable and not overly difficult. I found the process of learning to be exhilarating.
I apologize for the poor sound quality on this one. Fred and I spoke while he was in Australia and I was in the United States. We suffered during the conversation because there was a second delay from us speaking to when the other would hear. Also, I failed to record split tracked. None-the-less, I think the conversation was interesting enough to publish despite the low quality.
I’ve sorted it out. Next episode will be better.
Welcome to ? a podcast about art, adventure, enterprise and more.
This first episode is me my attempt at a unique podcast. Currently, I have three formats in mind:
Traditional interviews will be around an hour where we learn about interesting people who have interesting behaviors. These interviews will focus on the subjects of art, adventure and enterprise.
The idea for the linked story started on the Nomad Cruise while I was talking with my friend Becky. We parted ways in Dubai and she took one of my microphones. We did a podcast while she was in Chiang Mai and I was in Bangkok. Now that our conversation is complete, Becky will pass the microphone onto someone who she finds interesting.
The great thing about this is that the guest selection will be entirely up to Becky. Once Becky hands the microphone to someone else, that person will be the next person to be in charge of guest selection.
I hope they pick interesting guests.
Question mark riffs are segments where I splice together a collection of interesting audio based on a theme. I’ll attempt to provide some context and commentary to link them together.
For instance, I hope to do one on investing in which I can pull audio from people like Ray Dalio, Warren Buffett and Mark Cuban. Other topics could include:
…or whatever else I become inspired by.
The following podcast is a rough example of how a ? riff would sound like:
I’d love to hear from you. Please feel free to click the image below and you’ll be able to record a voice message link for the show. I’d be honored to hear from you.
In my last podcast (the Love Affair Travel Podcast), I never heard back from the audience. That was a huge problem. My statistics were telling me that around 1,500 people were listening to each podcast episode, but I never heard from anyone. I think that is largely responsible for why I stopped creating them.
If you’d like to be part of the solution, please let me know who you are and where you are listening to the show. You can either email me an .mp3 file ([email protected]) or you can click the image below:
I will be at Sea until December 13th, 2019.
Stay vigilant my friends.
In this tutorial, I work through creating a tribute page as part of the responsive web design project requirements for Free Code Camp. I completed this project a long time ago, but this time it’s different. This time, I record my process for writing the page and pushing it to production.
I think this is a good tutorial for combining the things we learned in the responsive web design certification curriculum. That covers basic CSS and HTML. This is a beginner project, but it provides the path to go from writing your first HTML code to pushing it to the internet.
Here’s a link to a great conversation:
Here’s a related music video:
How do we compare date times from now against the 15th of last month?
I’m writing a program which assigns episodes to invoices based on the time the episodes were created. Each episode’s publishing date is recorded as follows:
pry(main)> most_recent_episode_publishing_date = Episode.last.updated_at
Episode Load (0.6ms) SELECT "episodes".* FROM "episodes" ORDER BY "episodes"."id" DESC LIMIT $1 [["LIMIT", 1]]
=> Mon, 26 May 2014 18:23:36 UTC +00:00
The above code tells us that the last episode was published on May 26th, 2014.
We save that date object which we can compare against the 15th of the previous month. First we need to get a date object for the day of the 15th of the previous month. Here’s how we do that:
pry(main)> now = Time.now
=> 2019-10-28 13:05:17 -0700
pry(main)> the_15th_of_last_month = Date.new(now.year, now.month, 15).prev_month
=> Sun, 15 Sep 2019
Now that we have the 15th of last month saved as
the_15th_of_last_month and the
most_recent_episode_publishing_date, we can compare them to know if this episodes is more recent than the last 15th of the month:
pry(main)> most_recent_episode_publishing_date > the_15th_of_last_month
This means that our most
most_recent_episode_publishing_date was published before the 15th of last month. As I only want episodes published in between the last 15th and today, I’ll not add this to the
The logic can be flipped around however you want to use this tool. Enjoy!