July 5th, 2006

krazy koati

And hit me with technology

Skyler and I set out for the San Jose Tech Museum, and on the way discovered free parking, right next to a large park and odd-shaped purple building. The park was being fenced in, but the woman said we could go in to the Tech Museum, which we assumed was the odd-shaped purple building. It turned out the fences blocked all access to the building, and a guard told us it was closed because they were launching the city's fireworks display from there. It turned out that was the Children's Museum. The Tech Museum is -- according to their web site -- a ``mango and azure'' building back closer to where we parked, helpful if anyone knows exactly what colors mango and azure are.

Outside was a huge kinetic sculpture, very much like the Singapore Science Centre's, down to some of the design elements, though this one uses billiard balls rather than Singapore's racquet balls. While remarking on that similarity a child came up to it and said, ``It's like the one in Singapore!'' And an adult with him agreed, and we chatted a bit; he was moving his family to Singapore -- his wife's from there -- to attend university. I don't make these things happen, you know. They just do.

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Trivia: - A mid-June 1972 NASA and Mathematica study of shuttle flights projected the seven orbiters of the fleet flying 86 missions in 1990. Source: Development of the Space Shuttle, 1972-1982, T A Heppenheimer.

Currently Reading: Shadows In the Sun, Chad Oliver.