- Pink and Blue turned 1 on Saturday. I should post some pics. Pink's favorite word is the same as her favorite game: Da! Here's how you play:
Pink: Da! *laugh*
- If you count the title slide, I have 10 slides for the 15 minute talk next week. My boss (who has done millions of these) says that he estimates 1 minute per slide, so I'm about 5 slides short and I have nothing else to talk about. I guess I'll "drill down" on a "going forward basis".
- The telescope is very close to complete. The entire base is done, including a carrying handle. I finished the mirror cell and drilled a hole for the focuser a couple days ago. Last night I dry-fitted the spider to hold the secondary mirror. (It took about an hour because it has to be aligned to perfection within the range of the adjustment screws. That said, I think I would make my own spider next time--I can get the same effect or better for a lot less than $40.) Then I painted the entire inside of the tube a flattish, darkish gray ($5 can of "oops" paint from Home Depot).
Tonight and tomorrow I'll paint the outside of the tube. Then I guess this weekend I can mount the tube on the base and put all the bits inside.
I have some more recent pics of this, but I haven't posted them yet.
- I'm tired of hearing of "bugs" "going around". there's always a "bug" "going around". If Person A tells Person B about Sick Child C, B will invariably know of some Other Sick Child D who had some similar symptom within the last 14 days. Conflating the two and calling it a "bug" that is "going around" is then mandatory by the rules of conversational stupidity. Even if you are right, Person B, a) there are always "bugs" "going around"--that's what "bugs" do and b) saying so is not particularly helpful. So the "bug" my child has didn't teleport here from a distant galaxy, you say? He must have gotten it from a local disease vector? IMAGINE THAT.
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