WEEK 32 2010
Mon- Tue- Wed-
Picture of the Week
17 March 2002
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Saturday - not much to say, kind of a quiet day. Warm, but not much over 100F.
Book #54 was Gibraltar Earth,
by Michael McCollum. This was a Kindle edition, read on my 'Droid via
the Kindle App, down on the boat, over several evenings. It wasn't bad
- I would say not as well written as the Antares books, but OK.
Book #55 was Gibraltar Sun, the sequel to Gibraltar Earth, above. Again, a Kindle edition.
- a few hours at the office in the morning, then back to Lancaster. A
slow trip - there were LOTS of people heading north, despite the
relatively early hour. Well, it is the height of summer vacation season.
For a Friday-the-13th is seems OK, really.
Riley, taking a break from the GIS audit....
Thursday 12 August 2010
- well, the demo went OK, we came away with a punch list of stuff to
add, and I need to make it shiny and robust for the non programmers
that will be using it.
Wednesday 11 August
- heads down programming.
Some Amusing Chart and Plot and Map related sites:
A good graphic puts across a message that words sometimes can't. A case
in point: people are always complaining about NASA's wish to return to
the moon, because "we've already been there".
- I Love Charts
- Chart Porn
- Graph Jam
- Cool Infographics
- Strange Maps
Here is sample map at Chart Porn from today, that they found at NASA, (and resized by me), showing just how small an area the Apollo 11 astronauts explored (at great peril to themselves, I hasten to add):
- down to Ventura. It remains cool and overcast there - even the locals
remark that it is "like June". I'd like to do a bit of brightwork
(re-varnishing), but the teak is far too moist for anything like that.
Apollo 11, Exploration Limits
So anyway, the boss promised the client a big demo of s/w stuff on
Thursday, working, so I'm hitting the keypad....
-more working GIS quality audit stuff.
- doing various little chores around the house. Mostly just slacked
off. A couple of ten/twelve hour days in a row and I'm shot. It sucks
to get old.
The landscaping blocks, from last week, are still in a neatly stacked pile on the
driveway. They'd be good repairing some of the retaining walls at my
Dad's place, but we siblings are re-evaluating what to do with the
Nothing new, as far as reading
goes, too darn tired. I actually saw a couple of what looked to be
fairly readable SF books at the library the other day, "Drood" and
another whose title I forget, but decided I didn't have the time/urge,