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WEEK 22 2007
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- spent the morning cleaning, inside and out. Then down to Oxnard.
Friday 1 June
- I have to say that Scott of Scotts' Autotech did a great job on the
clutch. It works great. In fact it's difficult getting used to the fact
that I don't have to floor the clutch pedal to shift. Next week: new CV
here, and they let
DFRC personnel inside for a couple of hours this morning. Pretty neat.
As a member of the Structures Branch I might get in on a special tour
next week - we have a number of people working on it.
The SOFIA web page isn't updated yet, but the Dryden
web page has some info. It's a bit odd that the a/c isn't
named after an astronomer, but I guess 'Clipper Lindbergh'
was the orginal name of the aircraft.
I was watching something on the 2008 election and James Carville said "The only cure for Potomac Fever is
I recall that in Book
Margaret Truman refers to Potomac Fever as being the swelled
and sense of importance that various West Wing inhabitants get.
The NASA Administrator, Michael Griffin, came out as something of a
doubter on the seriousness of Global Warming:
trend of global warming exists, I am not sure that it is fair to say
that it is a problem we must wrestle with."
His job is probably toast now, unless he backs and fills
wonderfully. Belief in AGW has taken on the aspect of a full blown
religion with a lot of people. A full Griffin
transcript is here.
Reasons What You Think is Right is Wrong. An oddly
phrased title, but an interesting post. [via GeekPress]
I liked the articles graphic:
- it is warming up, I wore a ball cap today, just to walk from one
building to another. We've had another retasking, now I'm off what I
was reassigned to last week, and on to something else. I prefer the new
task, but I have to wonder how long it
will last. The branch is massively overextended, so we do these
retaskings a lot.
The morphing painting. Remarkable - 500 years of portraiture
distilled into a few minutes. [via Ann Althouse]
Book #37 was
John Scalzi's The
Ghost Brigades. It is a follow on to his Old Mans War, and
while I liked it, it didn't seem to have as much pizazz as that book.
The characters weren't well defined, and it didn't really advance his
particular future history much. Still, recommended.
Which reminds me, I haven't put up "The Table"
for a while:
Wednesday 30 May 2007
- took the car in. The old Probe needed new hydraulics for the clutch,
it was getting hard to shift, even with the clutch pedal floored.
Tuesday 29 May 2007
- back to work
Monday 28 May 2007
- on the road again, headed south.
Sunday 27 May 2007
- hanging out, having a nice barbecue with the family.