So, I have a new project at work, related to the former one (which the Navy decided to turn off for a while, i.e. cut the funding) but is new-ish. It's stuff I've done before but it's been a while so the learning curve is steep-ish.
Team player that I am (stop laughing) I've been assisting a new hire who's on the same project. He's an experienced guy but he hasn't used this system before, so we're helping each other get up to speed.
|De parabel der blinden - Pieter Bruegel the Elder
So I've been busy, far more busy than is usual, which is okay, it certainly makes the day go by fast. But some of you may have noticed that this might be one of those, "I've got nothing" posts.
And you would be correct.
But I will say this regarding the number of hits and comments on juvat's Monday offering, "Holy Crap." (Come on, you had to see that coming.)
So, just to chum the waters...
Joint Strike Fighter (F-35) - Good thing? Bad thing?Seems that one belonging to the Japanese went down while on a training mission, terrible news to hear of a pilot going down with his bird, regardless of what aircraft it was. Hopefully they find him, alive and well.
Yes, I know of Lt. Col. Dick Cole (Jimmy Doolittle's co-pilot on the Tokyo Raid) dying, the last one of the men who flew that mission. I'm not ignoring it, but in reality we're losing World War II veterans at a accelerating rate, soon none will be left. That in and of itself is sad, losing the last man from an iconic mission, a mission which boosted American morale at a time when it was sorely needed, is worthy of note. (Apologies for not getting to this sooner.)
|From left: Lt. Henry Potter, navigator; Lt. Col. James Doolittle, pilot; Staff Sgt. Fred Braemer, bombardier; Lt. Richard Cole, co-pilot; and Staff Sgt. Paul Leonard, engineer/gunner.