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WEEK 22 2006

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Saturday 3 June 2006

Saturday - busy, busy, busy. Checking in on a friends house, feeding the fish, cats, turtles while they are gone. Down in Oxnard, visiting a friend, looking at boats.

Friday 2 June 2006

Friday - The thing about statics is that it really doesn't require much more than the ability to multiply and divide. None the less I got it wrong in a spreadsheet yesterday. But I caught the mistake myself, so that's something. Extended the analysis to a few more altitudes and speeds, colored the worksheet prettily in light yellow and turquoise, taught myself how to make a graph in Excel.

Exciting stuff.

Too much excitement can be a bad thing though.

A B-1 made a gear-up landing at Diego Garcia - there's one AF major that isn't going to pass his next promotion board.


Thursday 1 June  2006

Thursday - working away on things. Too hard perhaps; I think I was getting eyestrain in the afternoon.

Wednesday 31 May 2006

Wednesday - I'm back to calculation of reaction loads - about where I was last Tuesday...

Had a meeting with the boss today - we're getting a new hire and discussed what she's to be doing. It's quite an involved process, with forms and progress reports and so on. But we only get the new person for six months, then they spend another year working at various jobs around the center, familiarizing themselves with NASA Dryden. Then they might come back.

On the other side we will temporarily get another branches new hire, when they go on walk about. For six months.


Also discussed jobs for a summer student - always tough until you meet them. One we had just wanted to read his comic books, another was a hard core JAVA programmer that you had to tear away from the job. The trick is to find a challenging - but not frustrating - job, as befits each students' particular abilities and education.

I like this time of year, co-ops, summer grad students, new hires flocking about. It's like swallows' returning to Capistrano.

Went for a nice hour and a half walk this evening - coolish, 80F or so outside, so not bad. Some high clouds, but Jupiter and a half moon were bright.

Tuesday 30 May 2006

Tuesday - back to work.

 Monday 29 May 2006

Monday - Memorial Day.

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Sunday 28 May 2006

Sunday - a nice day. Warm, nearly windless. Ah well. We all got up late, hung out, then went to feed the ducks at Apollo Park. After retreating advancing to the rear from an attack of geese we went over for a reprise of the Saturday pool party and lunch. This time I went in - and it was tolerably warm. Just. In the early afternoon my friends headed back to San Diego with some thoroughly tuckered kids (they slept most of the way) and I, equally tuckered out, went home and napped in front of a baseball game.

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Picture of Riley by a three year old

Photo Notes: Here's a pic of Riley, as made by one of my younger guests this weekend. I think Mom or Dad drew the person in the corner.

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