December 28th, 2010

krazy koati

Without a warning there's a thought, it just comes over you

We got in to bunny_hugger's home late Monday night --- I'm including the story here for better balance of these --- and she was eager to show off some of the changes.

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While an otherwise successful day, it did end with continued frustration regarding my computer and her network not speaking to one another. I had formed an excellent theory which tied in to why sometimes my computer refuses to deal with my Time Capsule to explain it. I still think the theory correct even though the cure it implies didn't work.

Trivia: William Burt, assigned to survey the Michigan Principal Meridian starting in 1836, discovered while doing so that his Gunther's Chain, used to measure distances, would contract by as much as an eighth of an inch in the lower peninsula winters. He thus built a fire each morning to warm the chain up to its proper 22 yards. Source: Measuring America: How The United States Was Shaped By The Greatest Land Sale In History, Andro Linklater.

Currently Reading: Iron Sunrise, Charles Stross.