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Posted on Thu 26 January 2012 in articles • Tagged with Geek


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iPhone Personal Hotspot is AWESOME !

Posted on Mon 05 December 2011 in articles • Tagged with Gear, Geek, Systems - Communications

Dawn has been providing some travel log entries so I though it was time to give you some more geek info!

When we were a few months out from leaving Seattle I broke the screen on my aging iPhone 3G. I was tempted to get an Android phone because they …


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iPAD Weather Apps Review

Posted on Fri 23 September 2011 in articles • Tagged with Geek, Nav Station, Weather

We’re back in planning mode and waiting for a weather window in Charleston to jump down to San Francisco which made for a perfect opportunity to play around with weather Apps for the iPad.

A first rate weather application should allow you to see both wind and sea state …


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NMEA Data Sharing Across Applications and Platforms

Posted on Fri 23 September 2011 in articles • Tagged with Coastal Explorer, Geek, Maretron, Navigation, NMEA 2000, Systems - Electronics

With a Maretron USB100 NMEA-0183 Gateway and an Actisense NGT-1 NMEA 2000 gateway I was struggling to get the NMEA data to all the applications on my PC, iPAD and iPhone. Many applications can not only connect to the an NMEA data source but also share the data on another …


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Boat US Smartphone App

Posted on Fri 15 April 2011 in articles • Tagged with Geek, Review

Boat US has launched an iPhone and Android app for sending out your position, contacting Vessel Assist for a tow and browsing the Boat US directory. Panbo has a good write-up on the Vessel Assist part.

When you start the app you’re required to fill in all the settings …


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Iphone Wordpress App Test is a Success!!

Posted on Tue 05 April 2011 in articles • Tagged with Geek, Web Stuff

OK, that test post from my phone is kinda cool. The wordpress iPhone app was VERY buggy for awhile and completely useless. They claimed to have fixed the bugs so I downloaded the update and now it seems to be working!!

Cool thing about that is I can write updates …


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12V DC Ship’s Computer by Aleutia

Posted on Thu 17 March 2011 in articles • Tagged with Buying Guide, Gear, Geek, Navigation, NMEA 2000, Systems - Electronics

I just ordered the PC which will become the heart of our navigation systems--the Aleutia P1 Marine PC (@Aleutia).

I have probably spent 4 the equivalent of four full days mostly late at night looking into fanless PCs that either designed to be run on 12V DC power or happen …


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Living with PDFs

Posted on Thu 10 February 2011 in articles • Tagged with Geek, Vessel Documentation, Web Stuff

Since I decided an electronic copy of every paper thing on the boat, that means living with PDFs. I’ve also managed to get all of the agents I deal with (CPA, insurance, etc.) to adapt to using online means of communicating instead of face to face or snail mail …


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Finally...a cool Android app...

Posted on Wed 02 February 2011 in articles • Tagged with Geek, Navigation

Panbo has a pointer to an android App that shows tidal currents... it looks pretty good.

Finally...a cool Android app....


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New Site and New Feed URL for DeepPlaya.com

Posted on Wed 02 February 2011 in articles • Tagged with Geek, Web Stuff

I migrated the web site to run on Wordpress. In the long run this will be easier to maintain and customize.

Be sure and come by the home page and take a look. You will also want to update your news feed URLs.

http://deepplaya.com/feed/


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