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Journal of No. 118

July 12th, 2012

SF @ 04:21 pm

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Did the up and back trip to San Francisco yesterday. Mostly smooth sailing, although my flight was late leaving SF because the lav in first class was broken. All of us in steerage broke out our tiniest violins for the first class passengers on this 50 minute flight.

Had lunch at John's. Here's me with a post-1906 earthquake newspaper over my shoulder. Kind of sinister really. That's the fearsome sight my club sandwich faced - a looming bearded omnivore.
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However, I did do my one kind deed there. the lady at the table opposite wanted change so she could leave a tip, but the restaurant (somehow) didn't have any. I tried to surreptitiously make change for her, but I was spotted... the waitress left me a nice little note on my check. Drat! Good deeds that go unobserved count double!

Perhaps the most interesting technology at the tradeshow was this. What happens to your wind power turbine when there's no wind? No power of course! But that can be fixed if you simply hook up a solar panel to it, to keep it turning on calm days!

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I know what you're thinking. What happens if the wind is calm... at night? Clearly you just hook the turbine up to a floodlight to shine on the solar cell.
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Date:July 12th, 2012 11:42 pm (UTC)
I think that first picture would make a lovely usericon!
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Date:July 13th, 2012 12:14 am (UTC)


It does have a certain something about it.

I just wish I hadn't cut off my own ear (so to speak) and weren't wearing the stupid badge. Maybe I'll try to recreate it the pose under better circumstances.
Date:July 13th, 2012 03:54 pm (UTC)
Someday! Someday we will have lunch at John's.

Journal of No. 118