Archive for April, 2007

Lathe work

Saturday, April 21st, 2007

I didn’t do any spinning last weekend, but there was lots of rotational energy going on. I finally have my lathe set up with a grinder for sharpening tools next to it. A lathe, for those who have never seen one in use, is a device for turning firewood into sawdust. Most woodworking involves removing […]

Mid-April?

Saturday, April 21st, 2007

Last weekend there was lots of snow on the ground at our place in Maine. There had been a snowfall early in the week. Though there had been lots of melting, it looked more like the end of winter than April 14.

Grouse walk

Saturday, April 21st, 2007

Three weekends ago we walked around the block in Casco. Remember, that’s three miles around. About 100 yards from our house, no, make that 200, we saw a bird walking across the road. A ruffed grouse! We’re pretty familiar with them by now. This one was just walking, not particularly concerned about us. We wondered […]

A good old Springbok

Saturday, April 21st, 2007

Three weekends ago, that would be March 30 – April 1, I guess, we did an old jigsaw puzzle of computer languages, probably computer languages as of the mid-70s. It included punched cards, punched paper tape, and Fortran on coding forms. Like this — It turned out to be pretty easy because it was easy […]

Somewhat open eyes

Monday, April 16th, 2007

I hope the cars behind me on route 26 in Gray on Friday night saw the deer that crossed the road fifty feet in front of me. Otherwise they must have been pretty annoyed at how slowly I was going. There was a deer crossing sign a little before that, and I saw a glint […]

Distribution network

Sunday, April 15th, 2007

Oh my goodness, has it been that long since I updated? Yes. What I wanted to say first, is that yesterday I was struck by how we had been interacting with the distribution sector of the U.S. economy at different levels. We were a little earlier than usual leaving Newton on Friday, so we decided […]