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August 2009 Archives

August 11, 2009

What do People Do all Day

The New York Times presents a fascinating interactive graphic showing what people do all day: How Different Groups Spend Their Day

I found the differences between men and women interesting, and also the different shifts worked by whites, blacks, and Latinos.

Many nights I am among the 1% who are reading or surfing the Internet at 1:00am. This is not so good.

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August 10, 2009

How Netflix Works


How Netflix gets your movies to your mailbox so fast

Fascinating article on how Netflix processes and mails all those disks in all those little red envelopes.

It is almost enough to make me make the time to watch movies.

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August 06, 2009

Port Townsend or Union Lake?

So I have until noon to decide if I will spend the weekend of Sep 11-13 at the Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend Washington, camping solo, or at home with Saturday spent at the Delaware River TSCA messabout with friends and family.

Leaning toward friends and family, even though it is going to be a long time before the company will fly me to Seattle on the week next to the festival.

EDIT - and Union Lake wins

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August 03, 2009

Lofting supplies

A short trip to Lowes Depot yesterday, and I have what I need to start lofting the model:


  • Sheet of plywood to draw on
  • Some furring strips to stiffen the drawing sheet and create a baseline to rest my measuring sticks on
  • Cheap 2*4s to turn into another set of sawhorses
  • A sheet of spare plywood to brace my old and new sawhorses
  • New colored pencils
  • New carpenter's pencils

I have the rest, although I still have to rip battens.

Oh, and the sharpener that came with the pencils was useless. I had to sharpen them with a utility knife.

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