Been really busy lately: -Almost everything moved into storage unit workspace -Moped rebuild parts all identified and found a store that supplies them -Got website running even if it's just an empty shell so far -Good progress on temperature controller and ECU for moped projects -Almost done with Jim's computer (It's cursed) -My computer is almost complete (Usable but will be much faster and quieter when done) -Week long Vaca in FL next week!
Kindle current reading list: -Vehicles: Experiments in Synthetic Psychology -Robot Programming: A Practical Guide to Behavior-Based Robotics -Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea -Getting Started with Arduino (done) -Concurrency: Plumbing with the Arduino (done)
It's gotten to this certain time of year again that really messes with me. I get on the bus for work pretty early and unless it's exceptionally clear out it's fairly dark. I work in a room with no windows and bring my lunch to save cash and to avoid the cold outside. I get out of work after it's dark again. Unless i make an effort to find a window for a month or two during the winter it seems like it's only light outside during the weekends. It's been weirding me out a bit.
The new wings, which will be the fourth and final set installed on ISS, will be used to provide 50% more power to run science experiments in space and will enable six people to live in the space station. The new equipment will be delivered by the Space Shuttle Discovery, which launches on Wednesday, and Canadarm2 will assist in the installation. The project should more or less be completed by Flight Day 8. [The Space Fellowship via Slashdot]
Today is when it really started pissing me off. They cut back on a lot of expenses but they didn't bother me until today. They bought these HORRIBLE clicky pens and stocked the store-rooms with them. I don't think anyone even bothered testing them. We try to write with them and they only write when you hold them at the perfect angle rotated the right way and they wont write on top of ANY print outs we have. I had one of the last slightly more expensive pens from the last batch and used it for a month and a half before i lent it to someone and it disappeared. Right now i'm using the cheapest pen i could find, a knockoff bic i don't mind though because it actually does what it's supposed to do.
Imagine this only much more rusted out. I drove two hours from Tampa to Lake Mary to visit tom and some old friends.
Their team won their league pool game and then we all stayed at the bar to drink. Half because i was back to visit and then probably more than half because one of their friends died about 3 weeks ago and his funeral was today. We got totally plastered doing shots and all that till about 2 am and stayed up an extra few hours at someone else's house. Today after they got back from the funeral Tom and i went looking to do stuff and were foiled at every turn the movies in the theaters sucked, the internet cafe was GONE, the driving range was GONE, the batting cages were there but it was closed 2 hours early. Later we went to the bar for texas holdem night and i actually made it to the 2nd to last table placing 9th out of about 60 or so people (beginners luck). Gotta head back to New Port Richie tomorrow to prepare for the big family party.
-there are too many pelicans on the canal behind my parents house -showed my mom how i shotgun a beer -got my picture taken with Doc Brown -they remodeled the earthquake "ride" with a Christopher Walken hologram and my dad was chosen to be blown up via green screen because he tried to volunteer victor -Ray is crazy as popcorn -rode the mummy coaster 3 times the hulk 3 times, each of the dueling dragons and almost puked from the "teacup" ride -we're goin out on the boat to some island today and then i'm taking my dad's Shaggin wagon (huge old chevy van) to Lake Mary to drink with people