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Sleep, Shorts, Plum Cake [Jul. 23rd, 2014|10:04 pm]
Beemer
Reprieve! I don't have to show up extra-early at work for the next two weeks because of this workshop! There might still be one or two days, but not all of them! This is good, because for various reasons (mostly having to do with how long it takes me to go through my boot-up cycle, as I am Not A Morning Person) getting there extra-early usually requires me to just get up when the cat wakes me wanting breakfast. Which is usually around 5:30.

Not much of interest lately; see aforementioned "Month-o-Workshops". This Sunday I managed to buy three new pairs of shorts, but only after failing to do so on Saturday because of vexations involving finding a substitute barber because my normal barbershop is closed for vacation, a lunch that was tasty but disagreed with me, and a pair of older shorts that ripped all the way up the front when I bent over to pick something up (while I was at home, thankfully).

Last night I decided to use up the rest of a bag of plums that was going bad, so I made a cake using this recipe. The recipe is in British, so I had to do a lot of translation and figure out a bunch of substitutions, but the end result is very tasty. (Also very moist. And fairly flat because I baked it in an oversized pan.) I'm not sure how much all the spices come through in the flavor, but the plums sure do.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2014-08-02 05:46 am (UTC)
Oh, man. I have been too busy with the doing to post about it, but since the end of June I have been involved in four different workshops at work. (Plus there was a fifth one this week that I was hoping to attend some of but had to skip because I was too busy.)

So, let's see. The first one was about trying to find good points of interaction for computer science people and climate science people on the big data front. Then there was one on uncertainty in estimates of surface temperatures, which had a bunch of practical work. I had to skip out on the last few days of that one to go to a meeting down the hill at a different lab about building up better network infrastructure to support climate science (since we need to send great big dataset back and forth). And then the last two weeks, my boss has been putting on a colloquium about climate change and uncertainty, and for that, I've been in charge of making sure that all the tech worked properly for this decision-making exercise. Which we did today, and it worked, and it's done, so I finally get my brain back. Yay!

But I have been working pretty hard for the last month, and especially the last week and a half. I'll try to post more soon...
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