Sunday, February 25, 2007
Saturday, February 24, 2007
Sixteen Tons And What Do You Get?
While not everything went as smooth as everyone would have liked my team and I executed superbly on a really complex set of tasks. We basically did a rehearsal for launch day where we set up our satellite as if it was sitting on top of the rocket. We step through setting up and verifying all the important systems required to keep the sucker safe and alive on its journey from Earth to orbit. Ultimately we need to get our duration down to under 10.5 hours, but this run, which took 15, was already 4 hours better than our first try. Put it this way if we hadn't had the problems we did I have no doubt we would have been done in nine hours or less. My team is that good. As it was the problems that occurred helped us better plan for crap that could happen on the real day.
It was long day and I wasn't all that excited while it was going on. There is lots of interaction between our launch and mission control teams and there can be a lot of dead time waiting for someone else to do there bit and move to the next step. At the end of the day though looking back on all that had gone right and gone wrong I was really excited about how our team worked together as a team to solve those problems and stay focused on the task at hand. We'll have a bunch more rehearsals, not soon thank dog, and I can only see us getting better and better. It's days like yesterday that keep me coming back to this damn job.
So now since I worked so many hours last week I have a choice. I can either go in to work next week and every hour I work will be overtime. Or I can take the 80 hours I've already worked in basically a week just stay the hell away.
I'm opting for the second choice. :)
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Just A Test
If this had been a real emergency your ass would be grass long before this system did its job.
The Cool(Hot) Wind In Your Face
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Das Right Bitches, I'm The Debil
You are The Devil
Materiality. Material Force. Material temptation; sometimes obsession
The Devil is often a great card for business success; hard work and ambition.
Perhaps the most misunderstood of all the major arcana, the Devil is not really "Satan" at all, but Pan the half-goat nature god and/or Dionysius. These are gods of pleasure and abandon, of wild behavior and unbridled desires. This is a card about ambitions; it is also synonymous with temptation and addiction. On the flip side, however, the card can be a warning to someone who is too restrained, someone who never allows themselves to get passionate or messy or wild - or ambitious. This, too, is a form of enslavement. As a person, the Devil can stand for a man of money or erotic power, aggressive, controlling, or just persuasive. This is not to say a bad man, but certainly a powerful man who is hard to resist. The important thing is to remember that any chain is freely worn. In most cases, you are enslaved only because you allow it.
What Tarot Card are You?
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Monday, February 12, 2007
CJP So Clazy
It May Even Be Older Than Sherri
So Mrs. LK gave me this for my birthday last month. I finally got around to snapping a picture of it. I've had 10, 20 & 30 year old port and I'm really curious about the 40. So far the older the vintage the better it was. I'm hoping this trend continues. Not sure when I'm going to open it. I kind of want to save it for something special, but at the same time every day I wake up in the morning and bless Mrs. LK with my presence is a special day so we'll see.