Linked List: August 2022

23 Custom Bits First Ever Cheer 🥇 Schippah #

Thank you for being the first person to cheer a custom 23 bits, Schippah!

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de Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide for MSFS #

Dave Garwood et al’s beautiful de Havilland Rapide for the latest version of Microsoft Flight Simulator, converted from the FSX version, and downloadable at Sim Outhouse forums, after free registration.

Some notes:

  • Brakes are very touchy causing easy nose-overs. There may be a way to remedy this by editing a text file.
  • Even with throttle closed completely the plane has almost no drag. Need to cut out engines to land.
  • I had to map Engine 1 Throttle and Engine 2 Throttle to my GNX WWII throttle axis for the engine throttles to work.

I first heard about this aeroplane from my aunt Beu, who flew in one with my uncle for their honeymoon in 1954, from Bristol to Guernsey in the Channel Islands. I will be attempting to recreate this flight on stream soon!

Thanks to Mattrogg for letting me know about this plane. I’d pay for a brand new version with 3D WWise sounds!

There Is No Peace With a Tyrant #

Pieter Hintjens:

To live or work with a psychopath is to live in occupied lands. It is dismal, gray, with the constant threat of violence, and the total loss of freedom.

I’ve found, over the last years as I wrote this book and internalized its lessons, that confronting bad actors also made me generally happier in life. I’m pretty sure that psychopathy is an all-or-nothing strategy. We are all bad actors at times in our lives. Yet most of us work hard to self-correct. We’re obsessive about it. It’s enough to tell most people: “not cool!,” show them an alternative, and they will stop. Psychopaths don’t self-correct. Instead they get better at not getting caught.

So understanding these two paths of human nature, one can speak to people according to what path they are on. To the good actors, one gives order and structure, power, freedom, and protection from the bad actors. To bad actors, one gives the stick.

Blackbox BN2 Islander Version 2.0 Update #

A lovely surprise, free for existing owners of the Islander!

NightMercury358, on the MSFS forum:

We should have the ALL NEW Islander available via the BBS Store by the 2nd week of August.

Completely redesigned and rebuilt Panels
Rebuilt exterior and VC Models
All new Texturing
32 liveries across 7 variants
Civil, Military and Cargo models Plus “long nose” Variant (Image above) 3 panel colours
Many varied Seating colours
optional ASPEN EFIS
Redesigned DME (Not Wasm Based so works on Xbox platform)
100% Brand New Flight dynamics using CFD and New Prop physics
Accurate Electrical & Fuel systems
Operational external tanks and Tip Tanks (On Maritime Variant)
All working Circuit breakers
Fully dimmable Panel lighting and Overhead map lighting
Cabin and exterior lighting with rotating beacon
Brand new “WWISE” sound set Matched accurately to real Islander sound
Opening Doors, cargo hold(s) and clear-view Panel
Adjustable sun visors
Fully featherable propellers
Chocks, Flags and Gust-locks
Also Engine covers and Boarding steps

Goodbye, Lt. Uhura #

Nichelle Nichols, Lt. Uhura on ‘Star Trek,’ dies at 89.