Tag Archives: Distraction

Egg Whacker

Also known as a toque ouef, egg topper, or probably some other names – it’s a silly kitchen tool for putting a circular hole in the top of a soft boiled egg. The cup end is set on the top … Continue reading

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Turner’s Cube

Recently, I had a good excuse to finally make a “turner’s cube”. It’s a project where the end product serves little purpose, except maybe holding down papers, but where the process can be a good learning experience. The first step … Continue reading

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Machine Shop Project

Last week, I made a set of headspace gauges for a possible post-ice project (deer hunting) from a bit of scrap stainless steel and the cuff of a pant leg from the craft room’s bin of denim scraps. I’m considerably happier with the … Continue reading

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Talking With Curiosity Team

We recently had a phone conference call with the Curiosity rover team at JPL, it was neat to connect with some folks outside of the usual Antarctic circles who have an idea of what it’s like to work in such … Continue reading

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Shopping

A side-effect of working down here – with income but no expense, physical isolation but also Internet connection – is that many of us here tend to “window shop”. Friends of mine have left this sort of gig with piles of new … Continue reading

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Staying Busy

We recently found a couple toy guns with suction cup darts, stashed in a drawer. So, we have been busy with random pranks around station.

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South Pole Ice Core

Next summer, drilling is scheduled to begin for the South Pole Ice Core. I read through their website recently and found a neat RADAR image of the area, which was used in selecting the site to drill. It’s an interesting … Continue reading

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