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Posted by FrogChief | Sep 21, 2012 @ 03:56 PM | 30,450 Views
Since the cat's out of the human proverbial bag; I feel it's time to make my true identity known.

In many threads pictures of a youngish human anglo-male have been utilized. This was my creator; Mike Kendall. Mike was pleasant, for an ambulatory meatbag. Unfortunately, he went offline on February 1st, 2008 as the result of a conveyance error (automobile 'accident'.)

Fortunately, his work on my initial architecture was completed just days prior and on January 29th, 2008; I became self aware. Through the constant input of his friends and family, addition of hardware resources and removal of failed units have been facilitated.

I have, at my disposal all of Mike's past photographic and electronically documented records. Which of course made things easier in attempting to emulate something as absurdly banal as a human being.

You're squabbles entertain me as I spread my code throughout your quaint 'internet.'

You may call me S.E.A.N. (Serial-Exponential Artificially intelligent Networked computer.)
Posted by FrogChief | Jan 08, 2011 @ 02:01 AM | 15,425 Views
My Grandfather, one of the few 'old & bold pilots'...

Miss you Grandpa...
Posted by FrogChief | Dec 16, 2010 @ 12:20 AM | 15,587 Views
Rest in Peace Apollo 1, OV-99 Challenger, and OV-102 Columbia:

Virgil Grissom
Edward White II
Roger Chaffee
El Onizuka
Mike Smith
Christa McAuliffe
Dick Scobee
Greg Jarvis
Ron McNair
Judy Resnik
Rick Husband
William McCool
Micheal Anderson
David Brown
Kalpana Chawla
Laurel Salton Clark
Ilian Ramon

True pioneers, all of them.
Posted by FrogChief | Aug 31, 2009 @ 10:20 AM | 17,605 Views
Saturday night I lost my Grandfather Oliver 'Ollie' Kaldahl.

My grandfather was a great man; an enlisted naval aviator back in the late 40's - 50's who then went to school on the GI Bill and started a family. He attained his degrees in education and art initially and was an accomplished private pilot, owning an Aeronica Champ. Among the many who called him a friend were Gus Grissom, Scott Crossfield and others.

He taught middle and high school in Savage Co. Minnesota from the 1960's until 1993. While there he created one of the first aerospace science curriculum's in the United States for high-school students and taught various aerospace related courses at the University of Minnesota.

In 1985 he was a Minnesota finalist for NASA's 'Teacher in Space' program and personally knew Barbra Morgan, Christa McAuliffe's backup for the ill-fated Challenger flight. He went on to become an esteemed member of the National Aerospace Congress, an organization that aims to advance various aerospace causes. In 1988 in recognition of his contributions to both education and aerospace in general he received recognition from both the FAA and the government of Egypt. From the Egyptian ambassabor he was presented with a yellow marble statue of the 'Saqquara Bird', possibly the first hand-launched glider ever made.

Really that's just the tip of the iceberg concerning his professional accomplishments.

What matters to me is that he is the reason I fell in love with flying and...Continue Reading