Tuesday, January 17, 2017
I have a problem. I have chickens that give me fresh eggs. Now almost everything about fresh eggs is really really good. But when you boil a fresh a seashell does not separate very well from the white.
I have been told that older eggs work better for that.
So my research question is How old does an egg need to be before it makes a good peeling hard boiled egg.
So I collected eggs from the 1st of January 8th of January 16th of January. And I'll boil each of them for the same amount of time and see how well they peel. I'll do that each week and then I will have a result.
Item then come up with findings and implications. I love it when we can make research a fairly straightforward process.
Monday, January 16, 2017
Friday, January 13, 2017
I suppose by the age of 49 you get to know what you like and what you don't. And you get to give fewer fucks about what other people think.
So when I was at the park and there's a roll of dog litter bags next to the bin I couldn't help to comment to the lady who was taking home about a dozen of them.
"So that's where they all go?" I said.
You can guess how the conversation went from there.
I do feel a little sorry for my son Jonah who happened to be with me at the time.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
I suppose my passion in skydiving might help with coping with the uncertainty. Take for example the jump we did the other day. It was supposed to be quite simple. My two partners were supposed to take a linked exit out the plane, I would meet them, we would change the formation twice then track off and deploy. The reality was something different.
The exit funnels, I rebuild as a two way, the novice docks hard and falls through the middle. I follow the novice briefly but we run out of time and I track off with my mate for some fun. After deployment we play around under canopy for a while and then I perform a high-performance landing.
Totally not according to plan but still safe and fun and we all come out smelling of roses.
Perhaps that's why I keep getting asked to do some of the jobs I do as a day job. And if my current clients don't want me, then somebody else will.
Monday, January 2, 2017
Saturday, December 31, 2016
I'm not that big on environmental stuff but I do like a bit of common sense. If we are talking about saving the world and using less oil then perhaps we should not be packing our water up in 2 slabs and selling it in bottles.
I am seeing many people at the moment decide they will drink the water in 500 ml units. That water needs to be bottled shipped and the bottles recycled ( if we are lucky) rather than opening a tap of some sort.
It saddens me when I see people who consider themselves to be environmentally aware just chugging out of a cheap hdpe bottle. And telling me what I should do about my own environmental footprint.