Friday, June 25, 2010


I had never heard of Ratatat before last night when Pandora thought to give them a spin for me. Enjoyable!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


62" DLP, thanks Craigslist!
From forweb

Thursday, June 17, 2010


To all of you who patiently listened while I explained how the rear hatch on my car had become heavy because water was leaking into it. I was wrong. So wrong that I drilled a small hole in the bottom of it and no water poured out wrong. So wrong I pulled the trunk trim off and had to take a look wrong. My Dad told me the gas struts on the hatch were blown a month or two ago at least. He was right, good job Dad. A pair of replacement gas struts on the way at a cost of $32 each. A hatch that stays up all by itself in my very near future.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

X-ray pin-ups

Haha, link pretty silly

Flying with Chase

This evening Chase invited me to ride along for some flying over Ventura County! Fun stuff, it had been about 8 years or so since the last time I was up in a small airplane. We checked the airplane out, took off from Camarillo and went a short distance over to Santa Paula. There we did a few landing and take offs with 3-4 other people doing the same. And then we flew over to the coast just west of Magu Rock. And then back to Camarillo for a few more landing and take offs. Here's the pics!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

PhD's bum deal

You knew you didn't want to become a grad student for 7 years, but you couldn't quite put your finger on it...

You laughed at The Simpson's jokes perhaps.

This _lengthy_ article lays out why PhD study is a bad deal for American grad students.

tl;dr summary: There is not shortage of scientifically trained persons in the USA, there is a shortage of research positions and adequately paying jobs. This is why American students are shunning the technical fields: it's a bad deal.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Cool flight tool

Let's you see how far you can get for given dollar amount.