Dave's lame hobby home page, bd4.org

You have somehow stumbled upon my "hobby" web site
Yes, it looks like crap, just like the shoemaker's kids have no shoes

(If you're looking for the BD-4 airplane website, it's at http://www.bd-4.org!  But this three-letter "bd4.org" domain name is available to the highest bidder: $40... anyone? anyone??? )

My hot-rod experimental-homebuilt airplane has been sold:
(Click for more pics)

Someday I will build another, more gentle putt-putt airplane.  (Don't hold your breath.)

Update (formatted per ISO-8601, and I can't help it, I am a total geek) as of 2014-08-28: I have not moved along at all on the putt-putt project; 'tis presently but  a figment of my imagination, but I have achieved many other things.  For example: staying alive.

I spend a lot of time camping on the ocean around Newport.  I like the coast so much that I spent the winter of 2011-2012 in a century-old funky Nye Beach cottage, beachcombing and doing my software things.

My other vehicle was a primitive electric car that I restored and used for a while, but it has been sold.

Some airplane Books... (Mostly used to test the value of Amazon Associates linkage.)

Next up is a toy app I made that will usually work on  pretty much any device, including smart phones & most old-fashioned feature phones. It's a free simplified interface to ADDS TAF/METAR aviation weather services:  http://bd4.org/taf.  If you're a pilot it's self explanatory -- others who can decipher NOAA wx-speak may find it useful as well.


  1. I don't regularly maintain these services, so they will be worth a bit less than the price you paid.
  2. The METAR function usually works, but the other features are brittle.
  3. YMMV, and good luck.
  4. No donations received to-date, LOL.

You might be able to contact me via these sites:

I have been messing with computers since the late 1960's, achieving some minor insignificant notoriety online in Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quattro_Pro#Origins and elsewhere, including a brief credit in the Windows 95 Easter egg for being on the "mission control" team (~ 1:27 into the vid.)

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