Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas

After a whirlwind week at AGU's Fall Meeting, I am spending a week with family in San Francisco.

San Francisco's civic center was lit up for Christmas.

Rather than do the same old tourist stuff, our family opted to visit San Francisco's water supply.

It's a great way to catch up and get some exercise, too.

I highly recommend this trail!

Yes, this sits on the famous San Andreas Fault.

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Meetup in San Francisco?

I'm going to American Geophysical Unions Fall Meeting in San Francisco.  I fly in mid-day on Saturday, December 13.  The meeting starts on Monday, December 15.  That means I have 1.5 days to play in San Francisco.

Any one want to meet up for retail therapy?  Museum going?  Dining?  I'm up for almost anything reachable by public transit (or if you can drive).  I'm a returning SFBA native.  So, if you are also visiting for AGU, I can guide you to some of my favorite SF haunts.

I'm saving the weekend after the meeting for visiting with my family.  I'm bringing an extra-large suitcase to hold a poster tube and for treasures that have to come home with me.

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Slow Sewing

There is so much going on in my life that interferes with my ability to sew. It will end someday and I will have a fantastic sewing space.  It's just going to be painful for the next 6 months.

 Since I took this photo, I've sewn the patterned duvet top together. There was just barely enough fabric so I had an excuse not to try to match the pattern.  The red African fabric has the irregular pattern characteristic of hand-printed fabric.  It would have driven me crazy to try to match the stripes.  (Remember my past experience with matching an African hand-printed fabric?)

 This weekend, I hope to find some time to make the button closure band and sew it to the cozy flannel backing.

I also hope to finish laying out my AGU poster and complete all sections except for formatting the references.

Update:  See the completed duvet in Not Square.

Friday, December 05, 2014

Are you going to AGU?

I should be working on my poster presentation.  But, I got hung up on some technical hurdles and further sidetracked by user questions.

Instead, I wrote up some user guidance documents that explains some things data users should understand so that they can use data appropriately and responsibly.  (This is the iceberg in big data.)
Go ahead, geek out!

Wednesday, December 03, 2014