Sunday, August 3, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
One of my favorite German words is schadenfreude, which is enjoyment taken from the misfortune of someone else. I like it because the particular type of enjoyment was actually common enough to warrant its own word. Well now I just found my new favorite Japanese word. Karoshi. They kind of go together actually.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
My first month on the job and we had a spectacular landing on Mars. I even had to work. Although I was glad to be to be part of the event and I was shadowing Katherine so I wasn't doing anything critical.It was pretty darn cool. I worked in the Navigation Mission Support Area were the Phoenix navigators were working round the clock for a couple of the events like trajectory corrections and EDL. We watch the lander touch down through our real time doppler feed and everybody cheered when the lander relayed back the successful landing tone. Later on the pictures came in and we went into the main mission support area to check them out Its the room that you can see from NASA TV where everyone is wearing blue shirts. The back row is where all the VIPs sit, including Dr. Elachi, the lab director and some other big wigs from NASA. This is a shot taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter of the heat shield, parachute and back shell debris. Pretty awesome.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
they definitely make sure there are no obstacles to get in the way of you doing your work around here. Not in photo: the non functioning badge reader (for me at least).
>On 2008-05-12,20:52:12 grandmasophia wrote:
>>hey stinker, i wish i had 2-3 monitors at my work station!
>On 2008-05-17,13:16:31 Blaise wrote:
>>If I had some time, I was going to cut out the actual size photos on the cinema display box and put up two more cardboard cutout monitors. But I had to go home.
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
We got the day off today since its Ceasar Chavez Day (UC Easter Break) and so I drove up to Malibu to check out Mishe Mokwa Trail off of Circle X Ranch. You drive about 9 miles on Yerba Buena Road which branches off PCH at the county line to get there. Basically make a right after you pass Neptune's Net. This is the view North on the beach side of PCH. Lot of surfers out today, and dogs. The hills were all yellow too, I think they're poppy blooms. It rained so much everything is green and yellow.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Check out Kathryn's trip to the Palmer Station in Antartica to install a magnetometer. Science equals adventure! http://kathryninantarctica.blogspot.com
>On 2008-04-07,06:03:39 grandmasophia wrote:
>>i'm so jealous she got to go to antartica!
Thursday, March 20, 2008
I subleted my apartment for the month of February while I was in the Philippines. After I moved back into my apartment all my toilet paper was gone. Turns out I didn't need TP that much, its been 3 weeks and I finally bought some. Think of all the trees I saved. And all the newspapers I defiled. Oh checkout Tasmeen's myspace artists page. The girl I subleted my place to. She sings and acts. Free promotion is always nice, haha even if its just to my journal's three remaining subscribers.
Monday, February 11, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
My family and I rung in the New Year on the strip. Scott and his classmates were also there. Big thanks to Dave for hanging out with us too. Everybody was out on the road, Las Vegas Blvd. was shutdown from about 6 pm to well into the early hours of the morning. All the hotels also started restricting entry to hotel guests only. Haha I'm already looking forward to 2009. This photo is about 250 ms of the 10 minute fireworks show shot thorugh my 50mm lens.