June 29, 2006

Today, at about 5:00, after I had packed up all of my stuff to go home, I decided to clean up the home directory of my office computer. Yes, that was my big accomplishment for the day. :P

I do like how it turned out, however. I created a folder called "Research and Projects". In that folder are subfolders for each research project I have going on and the side projects that I eventually want to put up on the web. I know it is not a radical implementation of a fancy taxonomy, but I think this will help with getting the projects moving from ideas in my head to a completed and tangible result.

We burned up a coil that I had wrapped a few weeks ago, so most of the research time today was spent trying to find replacement bobbins that would make for a good solenoid. I'm not sure what we have is going to work, but I can't really seem to find the coil I used in grad school, either. Hopefully, we'll get a working coil and be on to better things sooner rather than later.

June 16, 2006

Recently, I downloaded picasa for linux. I wanted to test out the blog posting function. Here's Renae outside of Spike O'dells coffee cup museum in Door County. It's a tourist trap for WGN radio groupies (like Renae, ha ha). The weather was great that day, and the Door County Bakery had nice outdoor seating for us to enjoy our breakfast. Posted by Picasa

Police: Man severs wife's head, has crash - Yahoo! News

The following headline showed up on my Yahoo News feed this morning:

Police: Man severs wife's head, has crash

So, a guy killed his wife, decapitated her, then took her head out for a drive. Then, he gets in a car wreck and kills 2 other people in the crash! If this does not end up on CSI in the fall, I will be shocked. Shocked!

June 12, 2006

I just downloaded Google Earth for linux, and it turns out the center of the world is Lawrence, Kansas. At least, when I first started the program, that is what it was centered on. Also, this weekend I downloaded Picasa for linux, although I was not able to get it to work on my laptop.