F is for Flying

I have a good excuse for the lack of updates: life changing experiences!

I stumbled into a sweet gig last summer. I got to fly over Vancouver Island on fire patrols in a Cessna 150 airplane. My job was as a fire-spotter, but I also got to take the controls.

“There is an art, … or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.”
– Douglas Adams

Nothing compares to the natural high of landing an airplane.

Besides the fire patrols, which were about 3 hours long flying through scenic mountain ranges and along the coast — I also got to tag along on a charter flight to Homathko Camp.

Learning to fly has always been on my life to-do list, but figured it would be a retirement hobby. I felt completely lucky. But the flight to Homathko Camp changed my life — just look at this place.

Only accessible by air or a long boat ride to the end of Bute Inlet, I had the rare opportunity to see this amazing off-the-grid paradise.

Oh right, the life changing bit…  I decided that I have to become a pilot.

Now, I only need about $40,000 for lessons and a few years to realize my dream. I contemplated selling my website or begging my parents…but I think I have another trick up the sleeve. Stay tuned!

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Nifty Upcoming Technology and Gadgets

It’s 2012 (or another year if you are reading this from the future). Not too long ago there was no Wii, Kindle, iPhones, etc. Remember? Apps use to be something waiters would try to sell you.

Today I just learned about Google Glasses, set to be released this year! These glasses will project information to the wearer (think Terminator vision). Augmented Reality is what many folks are calling the technology. Get use to that phrase: augmented reality.

Here’s a quick video bit about Google Glasses:

Another interesting product is the Nokia GEM – only a concept, but look forward to more gadgets using similar technology in the near future.

Flying Robots – if the Google Glasses didn’t give you enough of a post-apocalyptic warm and fuzzy feeling:

That’s all for now — have a link or vid to another interesting future technology or gadget? Leave a comment. Thanks!

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Micro Expressions Test

Are you curious to test how good you are at spotting Micro Expressions?

Patryk Wezowski and Kasia Wezowski, Europe’s leading Body Language Experts, have developed the world’s only Micro Expressions training program with videos of real life simulations.

Here you can see a video of how their facial expressions program works:

Click here to take this free Micro Expressions Test: http://www.microexpressionstrainingvideos.com/blifaloo

With the link above, you can test in 2 minutes how good you are in spotting Micro Expressions. If you want, you can publish your score on this blog in the comments below.

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Body Language Documentary and Resources

Readers of Blifaloo’s various pages on Body Language and Detecting Lies will probably enjoy watching the following video called “The Secrets of Body Language”. Various techniques mentioned in our articles are covered including microexpressions:

You may be interested in my Big List of Awesome Documentaries.

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