Living Among Tourists asked folks to post what their sky looked like at 7:00am. I missed by a little but here is the sky looking east this morning at 7:14am. A little darker than when sunrise was at 2am but still light enough so you can't tell if your headlight is working. The University of Alaska Museum is the weird looking building to the left and on the right is one of the research greenhouses run by the Institute of Arctic Biology. Including a greenhouse seemed appropriate for this challenge.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
|Osaka's Small Sushi Plate|
|Looking South Towards the BEO|
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Here is one of their videos showing it in operation....
|Satellite Farm - 08-18-12 11:30AM|
Thursday, August 16, 2012
On another note. There has been a lot of discussion lately on a couple of articles written about those that refuse to turn their life over to Facebook. According to Forbes, I probably am a psychopath (i.e. non-Facebook user). They explain how potential employers now "wonder" about someone who doesn't have a digital life and how mass murderers usually aren't on Facebook. Apparantly, not having an account makes you "suspicious"...
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Yesterday, my oldest son and I tore out all of the tile in our downstairs bathroom. Individual tiles were falling off of the wall. It turns out that the previous owner used plywood behind the tile and I believe that this is the wrong material.
My last activity for the day was replacing the bar and chain on my 28 year old Stihl chainsaw and removing an eye sore from our front yard. I have been procrastinating removing this tree for years, no over a decade would be more accurate. My excuse has been needing a new bar and chain as I think I've sharpened the chain so many times that there wasn't much material left. Now it is up to my son to break down the tree and load it into the truck to haul away.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Monday, August 6, 2012
Sunday, August 5, 2012
I posted on one of the BMW forums asking about my weird "shimmy" on fast sweeping turns such as you find on Interstate highways and one of the first responses asked if I had any load up high and behind the rear wheel. Such as a top box. I think that I will spend some time this winter trying to get my Reynolds rear rack installed as that would put the top box about 4" further forward and all of the weight would be supported directly by the rear subframe instead of the seat pan. To use the Reynolds rear rack, I would either need to find their rear bag mounts or modify the stock ones.
I just ordered another Heidenau K60 rear tire from Adventure Cycleworks here in town since they were willing to order the tire and not charge me extra for shipping. I'm not in a hurry to get the new tire. Next Spring would be fine. The Shinko that I picked up in Corvallis is fine for the wonderful roads in the lower 48 but every time I've hit dirt or gravel, the rear end wants to misbehave and go its own way. On the way down, I didn't have to do much when I hit gravel sections on the road including an unexpected section in the middle of a curve.