May 13th, 2010

AAAAAA, angry

Oh, look, I've found the line between use and abuse.

Observation: two cups of coffee within 90 minutes is my limit.

The third seems to produce mildly disorienting side effects, a little bit like anxiety, and a little bit like motion sickness while sitting perfectly still.

It's almost subliminal.

I'm glad I don't have to drive for a few more hours; I can sense my temper just looking for an excuse.


hope, science, green hills of earth

This is what I wanna do when I grow up.

People are always sending me "cool" links from places like BoingBoing, but it's always stuff related to SF and fantasy, or gaming and superheroes, or gadgets and space travel.

Among my various job titles over the years is "Historical Bathymetry Change Analyst", and that's the one I got to pick myself. I love maps. I love history. I love teasing out patterns from reams of data. Examining the way bodies of water change over decades and centuries fascinates me.

Ladies and gentlemen, This is Relevant to My Interests:



That's the course of the Mississippi River, as it's changed and meandered over tens of thousands of years.

Look at that incredible image.

Just look at it.