Monthly Archives: August 2013

PQ

As I might’ve alluded to in a few earlier posts, there’s a fair bit of preparation involved before going to work in Antarctica. One of these Antarctic rituals is getting PQed. Personal Quality. Private Questioning. Panic, Quick! Personality Quantification. Parental … Continue reading

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Big Dead Place

This weekend, I finished reading Big Dead Place, the book form of bigdeadplace.com . Both are satirical stories from Antarctica put together by Nick Johnson. The book is a fun read, if a bit scattered in parts. It’s the most accessible window into … Continue reading

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Black Hole

This week, we’re spending most of our time in Black Hole, which is one of the meeting rooms in 222.  The other meeting rooms have other cosmic names too, but they all have windows. This section of training focuses on … Continue reading

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Fatbike = Funbike

I’ve had this bike for a bit over a week now, and have been really enjoying it around Madison.  Other folks seem to like it too – it gets comments every day, and test rides pretty often. The bike is … Continue reading

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A Typical Training Day

It occurred to me this evening, that I haven’t posted anything about what a normal day of training has been like so far. Getting to “the office” is about what you’d expect – complimentary breakfast at the motel, followed by … Continue reading

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This Machine Kills Quiet

  One solution to the “indoor hobby that ideally doesn’t involve a computer” problem: I’m really impressed by the quality of this machine – it’s simple, but seems very well put together for the price.  So far, it sounds like … Continue reading

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Satellites

Following a few recent conversations, I’ve been reading about satellites.  Of course, this all relates back to Internet access – we were discussing satellites that provide communications with South Pole, and now I have plenty Internet access to read up … Continue reading

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