Monthly Archives: March 2012

Saturday, 31 March 2012

09:18 – I’m taking a day off writing today to get some work done on the new batch of chemistry kits. 11:17 – Barbara says it’s time to replace the deck. I’m sure she’s right, since the deck was built … Continue reading

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Friday, 30 March 2012

08:03 – The EU must think everyone else is stupid. Fekter announced today that the EU is boosting its “firewall” to $1 trillion+. The problem is, that’s a complete lie. The EU hasn’t boosted anything. The size of the “firewall” … Continue reading

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Thursday, 29 March 2012

08:02 – Spain is on strike today, protesting against further budget cuts demanded by the EU. The Spanish economy is moribund, with an unemployment rate of about 25% and youth unemployment running more than 50%. Those numbers are comparable to … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 28 March 2012

08:10 – More information is starting to come to light about the Trayvon Martin shooting. The media has been portraying this as a big, armed, white, fascist vigilante shooting down a small black boy armed only with a bag of … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 27 March 2012

08:43 – Barbara had a carry-over vacation day that she had to take or lose, so she’s taking it today. She’s doing some farming work out in the yard and we’ll work on building more chemistry kits later. I must … Continue reading

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Monday, 26 March 2012

08:06 – It’s official. We’re now shipping the BK01 biology kits. For the next two months, I’ll be working heads-down on the re-write of the forensic science book and prototyping the forensic science kit. The goal is to finish the … Continue reading

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Sunday, 25 March 2012

09:12 – We made a lot of progress on the first batch of biology kits yesterday. We’re making up the final subassembly, the non-hazardous chemicals, today, and we should have the first batch of finished biology kits in inventory and … Continue reading

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Saturday, 24 March 2012

08:50 – I finished the QC2 review on the biology book and sent off my comments to the production editor. We’re finished with this book. It goes to the printer on 3 April. Barbara and I are doing final preparation … Continue reading

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Friday, 23 March 2012

08:10 – O’Reilly sent me the QC2 pass of the biology book yesterday, so I’m doing a detailed read-through to try to catch any remaining errors. If history is any guide, I’ll catch all but one of them. Then, when … Continue reading

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Thursday, 22 March 2012

08:47 – Arrrrghhh! Leakage is the bane of anyone who ships liquids. I was making up the bags of hazardous chemicals for the biology kits the other day. There are seven of those. I’d distributed 30 sets of the first … Continue reading

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