WEEK 16 2013
Mon- Tue- Wed-
Picture of the Week
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Saturday - Spent the morning taking pictures. A bus, a fire engine, etc... Lunch at the Thai Cafe.
- After talking it over we've decided to see if we can do our own
photography for the Show-Me app. It's simple, basic stuff, cups, coins,
haven't had a lot of luck looking for stuff on the Internet - it's
there, but copyright laws being what they are one has to be careful.
Even Wikipedia Commons pics sometimes have restrictions. We were
looking for someone to search stuff out for us, and what we ran
across a lot were web sites and ads for people whose job is
was to find copyright violators. It's a whole industry!
The biologist has found some
birds nesting at one of the next demolition sites, so we'll have to
wait on that. The other site is clear, so we'll just change the order
of demolition around. So it goes, a quarter million dollar job
rescheduled because of a common roof finch.
lose their appeal to a cat.
Thursday 18 April 2013
- well, it doesn't look like it quite got down to freezing - no signs
of frost anywhere. The tomatoes were fine, and now I know how to
arrange things if there is another frost warning - doubtful, this
I was just beat yesterday evening, and tired today. One day on the road?
spent most of the late afternoon and early evening practicing how to
shoot pictures of small items, for the app. Trickier than you'd think.
Wednesday 17 April
- OTR, down to Thousand Oaks. The job looks to be progressing nicely,
the tank is about half torn down already. Met with the on site foreman,
and our inspector, a couple of minor issues had come up, but nothing
After lunch headed home again. I had planned to go to Ventura, but there really isn't any reason to, at this point.
was pretty tired when I got home - not sure why - but spent an hour or
so in the late afternoon freeze-proofing my tomatoes, as there was a
freeze warning. One bed was easy, just putting emptied cat litter
containers over the small plants. The other planter had tomato cages
already installed, so I draped a couple of large tarps over it, with a
100W bulb (75W?) inside the tarps for heat. With bricks on top of
everything, in case a breeze came up.
Book #15 was Darkship Renegades, by Sarah Hoyt. Sequel to book #14.
- Working away on this and that. Keeping busy, looking at the specs and submittals. Down to Thousand Oaks tomorrow.
- Another windy day, working away on some chores around the house in
the morning, and paying my quarterly estimated taxes.
Then it was just working until early evening on the app.
I decided to change my style from nibs to storyboards. I don't really
like storyboards, they hide too much, although it is quicker and easier to do some things.
All the current documentation uses them, however, so it's just easier to change
over and be prepared for the way that Apple has decided it's going to
be. It's not hard, just tedious.
- A very windy day here in Lancaster, which is saying a lot.
I went to see Lord of the
Dance with S,
at the LPAC. Her husband and son chose not to go - too bad, because it
was fun. Lots of energetic dancing, some more like ballet rather than
just dancing, and some
singing. There was no talking, no introduction by the actors, and the
story was a bit hard to follow in spots (there was a fairy, whose flute
got broken by storm troopers & Michael Flatley got killed but came
back from the dead to beat up the storm trooper leader). Mostly it was
dancing, which makes sense.
Update: The LPAC page summary of the plot:
Don Dorcha, Lord of Darkness, challenges the ethereal Lord of Light, the Lord of the Dance.
The contractor's submittals for the first part of the job are in, so
I'm probably down to Thousand Oaks in the middle of next week.