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[Nov. 20th, 2006|08:56 pm]
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The net result of the teleconference I had to be in the office early for today is that I no longer have to do about half the stuff I was going to have to do for the NASA project. Woo-hoo! And even better, it's the difficult half! Double woo-hoo!

The other half of it is already almost done: I finally managed to find a working server and download it this weekend (well, the original data; the derived dataset we were sort of planning to use is still nowhere to be found), and today (after an annoying amount of waiting for IT to make some root permissions problems go away) I got the programs I need to use to fiddle around with it (which are installed on the network drive but don't work on my computer because they can't find the right glibc library) installed.

It was a highly parenthetical day.

Sunset was really spectacular this evening. Much showing-off on the part of various celestial phenomena. I didn't have my camera (dammit!) but it was one that you wouldn't have believed anyway; much too elaborate to be taken seriously as a real event and not just very clever computer graphics.

There's really nothing like a good display in the sky for cleansing the soul and making you feel refreshed.

[User Picture]From: coloskind
2006-11-21 04:20 am (UTC)
wasnt it just awesome .. it left such an odd glow .. up here i shoulda grabbed the camera .. sigh .. so you guys coming on the ninth .. ( as angel says in Rent .. i DONT take no ... )
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2006-11-21 09:23 pm (UTC)
We are planning on it!
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[User Picture]From: zalena
2006-11-21 05:25 am (UTC)
It was a very weird sunset. I wish I had someone to explain why these things happen.
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[User Picture]From: da_lj
2006-11-22 02:07 am (UTC)
By any chance did it look anything like that?

Weird stuff. I would've loved to see it in person!
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[User Picture]From: zalena
2006-11-22 04:31 am (UTC)
It wasn't so much the clouds (which I hear make that shape because of the wave patterns created by air moving over the mountains) more the quality of light, which was a deep blue/black amber. Kind of like a bruise.

It had some similarity to the color of sky we get during tornado weather, but at the same time totally different.

Cool pictures! Thanks for sharing.
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[User Picture]From: da_lj
2006-11-22 02:01 pm (UTC)
I guess this photo gets some of the sense of the light quality.


Pretty damn cool!
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[User Picture]From: thedragonweaver
2006-11-22 04:58 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2006-11-22 06:30 am (UTC)
Wow. Yeah, that's exactly it. I recognize some of the clouds.

Okay, that's just a really amazing experience, to be wishing yesterday that I had a camera, and today to see that somebody else had a camera, so it's almost like I did. Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: da_lj
2006-11-22 02:00 pm (UTC)
The All-Knowing, All-Seeing Eye is Everywhere :)

I like how some of the photos from that search are /before/ things got really weird; just interesting cloud formations. I wonder if somebody could do an accurate time-series map of the wind/clouds from just those 80 or so pics..
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2006-11-21 09:25 pm (UTC)

Looks like it wasn't.
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-11-21 10:43 pm (UTC)


yep -- sunset was spectacular yesterday. was in a meeting with a great view of the western sky and we shut off the lights and opened up the blinds and just looked in awe for about 5 minutes. sometimes those moments are worth more than doing "work"! :)

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