A fun day at work
Today has been the most fun day at work in quite awhile. For my newer readers, I work at a multi-user analytical facility at a large research university. We have lots of fancy, expensive “science machines” (microscopes and spectrometers) that engineering and science students use (kind of like CSI, but not really).
Today’s highlights include:
-Some sales guys are visiting our facility to do a demo of a fancy microscope (optical profilometer) that can take topographic images (of pretty much anything) with angstrom resolution in the Z direction (vertical). I hope we buy this new science toy.
-The sales guys treated me to lunch at Chipotle
-My favorite service guy is here repairing another instrument
-An undergrad student I trained two summers ago who I haven’t seen since just stopped by my office to tell me hi, that she’s graduating, and all about her new job. Things like this make me really like my job.
-I neither have a headache nor feel exhausted nor want to hide under my desk and sleep for the first time in a week. I think maybe I had a mild cold/virus.
love the HAARP mania
for instance, this video where they rant about HAARP rings, which are of course low-level interference right next to radar sites (they only appear in a ring around the radar, nowhere else).
but damn do they go crazy about these things, call them “scalar squares” and blame everything on them now read these threads and prepare for an aneurysm:
oh, and when they talk about sylphs, i’m pretty sure they think those are benevolent supernatural entities that manifest as particularly shaped clouds. they eat bad clouds. crazy people say the darndest things
- me·trol·o·gy The scientific study of Measurement.
That’s a meta-science if I’ve ever heard of one! Methods of measurement and fine-tuned recording of the universe’s physical constants fall under the purview of the Metrologist.
I’d like to be a Theoretical Metrologist. I’d sit at my desk and ponder what it really means that Energy is measured in kilogram-meters-squared-per-second-squared.