Now looking at the potential of humans (including myself) with regard to understanding complex natural phenomena.
By: ycd0108, 4:11 PM GMT on June 28, 2012
Not much to say or time to say it.
Reading other blogs made me feel like putting this photo - taken last evening - as a blog entry.
Updated: 11:56 PM GMT on July 01, 2012
By: ycd0108, 5:43 PM GMT on June 23, 2012
Thorn Tree entries for Las Vegas reminded me of Dr. Masters' comments section.
So has anyone got interesting advice or stories about that town?
By: ycd0108, 3:29 PM GMT on June 19, 2012
Jupiter now knows he is not supposed to attack Tammu.
We still don't trust him - it's in his nature.
Updated: 3:36 PM GMT on June 19, 2012
By: ycd0108, 3:44 AM GMT on June 17, 2012
The person in this beautiful photo, taken courtesy of Ken, is me. Clio. I am Ken's granddaughter, and the stuff grandma has been feeding these overgrown lily pads is normally restricted by the government. Its the only explanation that i can think of.
Updated: 4:56 PM GMT on June 17, 2012
By: ycd0108, 12:47 AM GMT on June 11, 2012
Just back from the Island with a feeling of accomplishment. The car in the picture has been sitting there abandoned 'cause I had given up fixing it years ago when the fuel pump started spraying gasoline around the engine compartment while it was running. I had crawled under that machine more than enough times: Starter motors were the worst but the clutch slave cylinder is actually mounted on top of the transmission so I had to cut the metal away on the drive train "tunnel" and we still drove it about the island with no clutch for a while till the fuel pump failed.
We got it to roll today. We have a barge coming over with a much more reliable vehicle (I HOPE!) and the wreck has to roll on to the barge.
We went over last night and looked things over.
One important fact remained: this vehicle has to roll. Or at least all it's wheels must roll. Lemme tell you it is somewhat scary when you are towing a wreck and it's tires start smoking, especially if you care at all about the bonehead you put behind the wheel of the wreck.
So we tried to select "neutral" in both transfer cases and figured we must have done OK but the truck would not roll. Went back to the sundeck and thought about it - maybe the wheels are frozen up with rust?
Front port jacked up and spins; rear port and rear starboard spin fine. Front starboard is frozen solid.
Jacked the car up and busted one wheel wrench trying to get the wheel nuts off and sprayed AD40 on everything we could see. Took a large Estwing to the caliper for a while and then started hammering the brake disk back and forth.
Updated: 7:11 PM GMT on June 16, 2012
By: ycd0108, 1:56 PM GMT on June 06, 2012
The people in the background are gathered around a powerful telescope set up to view the transit of Venus. Upper left was the Astronomy Club's welcome desk where they handed out sunblock glasses. It took a bit of patience because the sky was overcast but every now and then the clouds would thin. We brought my old welding helmet and a set of welding goggles and they worked for viewing as long as one was looking through thin cloud.
We stayed for a couple of hours and saw the image of Venus Transit projected on a white target. I took a picture but I can not see much in it. Might post it here anyway.
We stopped up at our daughter's and the clouds blew away. I brought her laptop out and put up Ylee's solar cam and checked LowerCal's blog as well and we argued a bit 'cause we were seeing the image in a different orientation than the sat. images.
Updated: 9:15 PM GMT on June 09, 2012