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Saturday 5 October 2002
Saturday - up at my father's. My brother
was going to come as well, but various small emergencies (eight
gas leaks in his house!) made it impossible. I left him a key to my
house so that he could get a warm shower... Because of the late start Friday
night I didn't get in until after midnight.
Friday 4 October 2002-
Friday - therapy and work.
Thursday 3 October 2002
Thursday - more therapy in
the morning, and a little bit of programming in the afternoon. Dinner was
at the Thai Cafe, then I visited briefly with my brother.
Wednesday - did a lot of proposal evaluations. It took
most of the day to do them. It's a bit like scoring in the Olympics, anything
less than a nine is considered hopeless. I understand that the evaluations
for promotion in the military are in much the same boat - grade inflation
run amuck. In any case the proposals I saw were all interesting and of
use - I can't go into detail because of a non-disclosure clause,
but they would all advance the state of the art.
In other news I see the shuttle launch is delayed. The mission control
building is in Texas, although the shuttle is in Florida - a President
Johnson (of Texas) legacy. Apparently a lot of gear on the roof in Texas
is rated for 50MPH wind, and hurricane Lili is at 135MPH! So they are shutting
I want to say
to all the friends and family that have checked in on me today - it
warms the heart...
The other day the
Astronomy Picture of the Day
was Hoag's object - here is a small copy, linked to the big one:
This is apparently a galaxy in the shape of a ring
. No squar
e galaxies, but it's just a matter of tim
e I suppose.
Tuesday 1 October 2002
Tuesday - well, the stitches (ten, about
a half inch apart) came out. Then a couple of hours of the therapist picking
out various types of gunk out of the scar... I screamed and cried
, but they held me down until it was done. Just kidding. But I have to
say that my mental focus was at a low for most of the rest of the day after
Monday 30 September 2002
Monday - hand therapy and work. Nothing
too exciting. Tomorrow the stitches come out...
Sunday 29 September 2002
Sunday - rather quiet. It was a 'by'
week for the 'niners, so I watched a couple of other games, none particularly
Picture of the Week
Photo Notes: This is a close up of a historical
marker I saw, outside Death Valley, on the west side.
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