Something Meaningfull to Convey

Things have been quiet here (my website, that is) for a while. I can’t say that nothing exciting is going on, because lots of exciting things are going on. I just haven’t felt compelled to write really. I do have a couple of posts I’m working on regarding my drive from Colorado to Seattle, but those will have to wait for me to finish getting by pictures uploaded.

My brother left for a 9 week trip to Greece. I think he’ll have a great time and experience lots of growth while he’s there.

Work started last Friday. It’s fun and I love the people I work with. I do not, however, enjoying getting up at 5:30am. Unfortunately, this is not something that is likely to change now or in the future.

I also hate $4.29/gal gas; apparently not as bad as in San Francisco, but still ridiculous none-the-less. To that end, I have decided to VanPool to work. It costs $50 a month to be in the VanPool, which is $150/month savings on gas (and doesn’t include whatever fuel it takes to drive the five minutes to the Greenlake Park and Ride).


Cost of Gas

We’re having an interesting discussion about about gas/oil, oil companies, and the price/net profits of the aforementioned interests over at Audrey’s blog.

Start with $4/gallon and Pointing Fingers and then continue reading with Price Breakdown of Gas.

The conversation seems to be pretty fact based so far and hasn’t broken down to a he-said/she-said argument (or flame war, for that matter), yet.

Note: I’ve disabled comments on this post to make sure I don’t steal the conversation. If you have a comment, leave it on Audrey’s blog.


Everthing just seems to fall into place / Senior Project: Day 2

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Prom prepartations are pretty much just falling into place. The corsage is order and all that is left is to figure out the transportation issue. That should be resolved by today though.

Yesterday I finished the computer rack and put the computers in it. We recieved a shipment of circut boards, so we had to go to the machine shop to cut them up into their individual boards. We used a very cool drill press. Setting up took forever, but the cuts were perfect. I started working on installing the tap into the gas tank on the second robot so that we can drain the gas when we’re done running it. I was able to take off the gas tank before I had to leave. Today I hope to finish that project and then start working on cutting some wheel wells for robot one.

Today: 3 hrs
This week: 5 hrs 
5 hrs