ufoMike

ufoMike

So you want to know a little about me ? I am 65 years-old. A former news bureau chief/ assignment editor and head writer for a national news service in Los Angeles. I spent a little over 30,000 hours in small Cessna airplanes and helicopters reporting on the traffic, high speed pursuits, wildfires and earthquakes. I was even involved in the O.J. Simpson slow-speed chase many years ago. I also landed live on TV in the parking lot at Dodger Stadium after our engine died. I have the video to prove it too. When the security guards from the stadium rolled up and asked if we were okay ? I said “Yes—What’s The Parking Fee ?) They all laughed at my lighthearted attitude.

I was also heavily involved in astronomy and am a published astro photographer. I gave lectures on astronomy, science, seismology, plate tectonics. I even (quite literally) sold telescopes to the stars at a telescope shop in the Hollywood area. I’ve been on radio and television for about 30 years in one capacity or another. I used to hang out in a well known cigar store in the San Fernando Valley north of L.A. where all of the Hollywood elite came to relax and blow off a little steam – and quite a bit of smoke.

We now live in Maine, not far from the Bush Family Compound in Kennebunkport which is located about 25 miles South of Portland. A slower pace and nice people make it a nice place to live.

Since leaving the glitz and glamour of Hollywood behind me, I decided to build myself an ultimate PC. Currently 8 hard drives and growing. What do I fill them up with you may ask ? You will either laugh or say (what’s wrong with this guy) Both I and my wife have become huge Anime Fans. That’s right. The animated shows from Japan now fill my days with both a hobby and a never ending list of tasks to complete. I actually find that many Anime shows are far better (story-wise) than what’s on TV these days. You see, I not only watch the show, I burn them to Blu-ray discs so that I can watch them whenever the mood strikes me. That’s what takes up so much hard drive space. I actually save the BDMV files that my Editing software creates so that I will always have a backup just in case. Each one hour single layer disc can be about 23 gigabytes. That only hold three episodes, and with some shows having from 13 to more than 50 episodes, hard drive space is at a premium for me. I do enjoy it though. That’s why being able to burn dual layer Blu-ray blank discs is so very important to me. I hope that I can put these delays behind me relatively quickly.

Thanks again for all of your help.
ufoMike