Monthly Archives: July 2012

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

07:48 – I spent most of yesterday doing purchase orders for chemicals and other components for the forensic science kits. I’ll do more of that today, along with getting started on making up solutions for the kits. I also have … Continue reading

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Monday, 30 July 2012

07:29 – Barbara and her sister organized a party yesterday for their dad’s 90th birthday. They rented a meeting room at a local convention center and had the food catered. I shot a few minutes of video. Barbara shot lots … Continue reading

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Sunday, 29 July 2012

08:51 – We finished watching series two of Downton Abbey the other night. It’s essentially a remake of the superb Upstairs, Downstairs, and is just as good. The series is set during WWI, and they obviously took great pains to … Continue reading

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Saturday, 28 July 2012

17:01 – We were under a severe thunderstorm warning yesterday afternoon. About 1600, the storm blew through, with about 1.5″ (3.75 cm) of rain in less than 10 minutes and winds gusting to probably 50 to 60+ MPH (80 to … Continue reading

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Friday, 27 July 2012

07:50 – This Chick-fil-A thing is getting ridiculous. As far as I remember, I’ve never eaten there, and now that I know that the company is owned by a bunch of anti-gay bigots, I never will. But for the government … Continue reading

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Thursday, 26 July 2012

12:09 – We’re still in the process of building kits for inventory for the August/September rush. I find myself thinking about things I’d never considered, such as “how high can I stack these things without crushing the bottom boxes?” It’s … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

09:29 – The economic news continues to get worse, with both the UK and US numbers tanking. Nearly the whole world, it seems, is determined to spend massively more than it can afford. There will be a reckoning. It will … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 24 July 2012

09:48 – Spain has as much as said that it will require a full bailout imminently, although as a sop to their pride they’re calling their request a “bridging loan”. A bridge to nowhere. And Germany, Finland, and the Netherlands … Continue reading

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Monday, 23 July 2012

10:24 – The eurozone train wreck continues, with Spanish benchmark 10-year bond yields now at 7.6% and climbing, and Italian yields well over 6%. Even more concerning is that Spain’s efforts to make it look as though the market is … Continue reading

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Sunday, 22 July 2012

08:28 – Barbara and I are working on science kits today. We’ll do final assembly on a batch of 30 biology kits and continue working on the batch of 60 chemistry kits.

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