Monthly Archives: April 2012

Monday, 30 April 2012

07:35 – We’d be ready to build more chemistry kits, except for one thing. Each kit includes a 30 mL bottle of 0.1 M IKI (iodine/potassium iodide) solution. I’m now waiting for iodine to dissolve. Iodine is very poorly soluble … Continue reading

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Sunday, 29 April 2012

08:22 – Barbara got quite a bit done on the chemistry kits yesterday. Today we should finish up the rest of the items we need to assemble 30 more of those. While Barbara works on those, I’ll continue work on … Continue reading

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Saturday, 28 April 2012

07:58 – Inventory of the chemistry kits is getting critically low, so while I work on the forensics book this weekend Barbara will be working on chemistry kits. We’ll put together another couple dozen of those. I also need to … Continue reading

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Friday, 27 April 2012

09:06 – I’m getting emails from a lot of people who’ve received their copies of the biology book. Kit orders are also coming in, and I’m getting a bit concerned. It’s only 9:00 a.m. and I’ve already received two kit … Continue reading

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Thursday, 26 April 2012

07:11 – Still working heads-down on the forensics book. Today I need to order a few square meters of each of several fabrics to supply in the kits as specimens for the hair and fiber analysis lab sessions. 09:34 – … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 25 April 2012

07:56 – I just put a reminder in my calendar to vote on 8 May. Ordinarily, my vote wouldn’t matter much for a largely-uncontested primary, but this time we’ll be voting on Amendment One, the obnoxious attempt to make discrimination … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 24 April 2012

07:54 – I’m still at work on the forensics book. I’m a bit behind my intended schedule, but I’m catching up fast.

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Monday, 23 April 2012

07:38 – Back to heads-down work on the forensics book. 10:02 – Wow. The government’s bogus inflation numbers continue to surprise me. I originally wrote the text for this forensics book back in late 2008 and early 2009. I was … Continue reading

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Sunday, 22 April 2012

09:34 – I’ve finished stubbing out the company web site. It was getting embarrassing to have just the order pages for the kits. There are still missing and broken links, and some of the text is just placeholder stuff, but … Continue reading

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Saturday, 21 April 2012

10:37 – Barbara is working on science kits today. I’m doing laundry and working on the forensics book. I should learn to trust myself. One of the solutions included in the chemistry kit is a sodium salicylate solution that’s 200 … Continue reading

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