||Speaking of NASA
Posted on September 10th, 2008
|There's nothing quite like getting up several hours earlier than you're ready. Today was one of those days. The trip to the government buildings was uneventful and was over quickly enough. Afterwords we went to the Italian restaurant for lunch. I had the usual: whole meataball sub with a side of spaghetti.
Once we got back home I debated about going back to bed but ultimately I never did.
I spent the next few hours working with Din. All that's left now is the typical major code audit and the generation of the documentation and website. Tomorrow's soon enough for the start of that, as it's a project in and of itself.
However, we'll need to run up to the grocery store tomorrow as we're out of cat food. The cans we had contained discolored, foul smelling gloop that had a grainy cottage cheese texture. Something was rotten in Denmark. Ick. Some of the stuff looked like some of the pictures I've seen accompany articles on tin cans and botulism. Our cats really only like one flavor, and it never looks or smells like that.
Yesterday I remarked that the LHC (which completely failed to destroy the world earlier today) wasn't one of NASA's projects. This was highlighted as a good thing. That's because NASA has a history of bloopers such as the Challenger disaster or the fact that Hubble needed contact lenses.
Since the subject was NASA, here's a video of Mythbusters sending water heater units into low orbit.
Another good waste of time is the Flash version of Portal. I'd like the real game, but I refuse to get it because of how it's distributed. This Flash version is great however -- and this round the cake isn't a lie.
Lastly, remember Bathtime in Clerkenwell? They've made a sequel.