Wednesday, July 26, 2006

I'm Baaaaack... Again!

Well, it's been almost a month, so I guess I can't get away with claiming I've only just now recovered from my road trip to South Carolina, can I? Amazing how weeks or even months can slip away from you before you even notice (and that effect seems ever more pronounced with each passing year!).

But I'm back now, ready to re(re,re,re)dedicate myself to getting this blog back on something like a regular schedule. I also have another project on which I'm way behind schedule, and I've fallen out of the habit of going to the gym regularly... so my life in general is in need of a dose of structure. Oddly, I think trying to get three (or more) different aspects of my life squared away will be easier than dealing with just one. At any rate, that's what I keep telling myself; we'll see how big a piece of self-deception that turns out to be! ;)

To help keep the blog on schedule, I'm going to try (try!) to train myself to write shorter entries more often. Again, we'll see....

Tonight, I'll just point you at a couple of my poor attempts at iMovie production: this one about the SCIPower06 launch in general and this one documenting my old friend Rocket Rick's flight. (While you're at it, you can browse my online collection of pix and vids of stuff that flies.)

Then, too, you could check out Peter Alway's description of his current road trip, which puts my recent one to shame. Peter is a scale model rocketry wizard and author/publisher who has commented here at the Spleen a couple times (which is a couple more times than most of you).

Finally, this just made me laugh out loud!

Tomorrow, a rant on the Ned Lamont vs. Joe Lieberman primary race...

Unit of the Day: The gutenberg, named after Johannes Gutenberg, is a unit of distance used in typography, equal to 1/7200 in. A gutenberg is thus 0.01 point, roughly (according to Adobe, at least!), leaving open the question of whether anyone in Gutenberg's time (he died in 1468) could cast metal type to anything approaching that tolerance! [Geeky Editor Trivia: The term gutenberg is an example of the general principle that unit names derived from the name of a person is nevertheless lowercased (but unit symbols so derived are uppercased: 100 watts, but 100W).]

1 comment:

Mara said...

Oh, the Huge Manatee!

I showed it to Elena and she was in stitches!