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13 August 2009 @ 10:29 pm
another day  
Things went well today, for a change, considering how things started out.  There were no hotels anywhere near the jobsite, due to a convention in Oshkosh (by gosh).  The machine I was installing didn't show up until this morning, which meant I actually had to unpack it and do the actual work installing it. (usually, the customer will do the install and levelling at this site, and I would then just calibrate it.)  I assumed that at that point, I didn't have enough time to finish the job, but amazingly, the machine is installed, calibrated and ready for production.  Still trying to figure out how I pulled that stunt off.

Managed to get plantar facititis in my left heel now.  This shit is really getting old.  No clue what I did to get it.  Now I have to see the foot doc  again and get some more drugs to reduce the swelling and give it a chance to recover.  At the rate body parts are failing at this point, I'm not going to make it to 60. (On the other hand, I can still walk and the problem is treatable, which is more than a lot of people can say.  No matter how bad things get, there is always someone who has it worse.)

Cancer- evolution at work! (OK, it's the really fast version of evolution, but evolution just the same.)
I have to get me one of those Darwin fish decals for my car.

Also, recently, someone apparently proved scientifically that simple molecular processes can eventually create interactions which, with environmental influence, can cause chemical pairing and replication.  Evolving the process over a long period of time, the more complex DNA type of pattern replication could result.

I met a customer who actually believed that global warming didn't exist and was fabricated with incorrect data and so on.  I thought this type of conclusion could only come from an ultra conservative religious and somewhat uneducated person.  Didn't expect it from someone with a college education and a passing understanding of chemistry.  I'll go with the 90%+ of the scientific community who say global warming is fact and must be dealt with.  The consequences of them being wrong are expensive but otherwise not significant.  If they're right, the consequences could be devastating if we ignore the problem.  Our response to this issue should be a no-brainer.