November 20th, 2015 8:05 PMNolafus
Well, it's gone back down to normal now. If that happened for the entire week, I think I would have had a heart attack, haha.
November 20th, 2015 4:06 PMbobandbill
Nothing better for the pizza business than power failures for everyone else, haha. Lots of pizza there! Maybe afterward it'll be quiet because people would get sick of pizza. But maybe that's a blasphemous statement. =p
November 20th, 2015 8:10 AMNolafus
Out store didn't lose power, but nearly everywhere else did. Pizza tripled in sales on Tuesday and Wednesday, while coffee quadrupled on Wednesday, and I'm probably looking at three and a half hours of overtime, so I was busy! My apartment lost power for a little while, but it came back up within a couple hours of being home, so that wasn't bad. Some houses really suffered some damage, and one was even cut in half from a tree falling down, but thankfully it seemed not a lot of people were hurt.
November 20th, 2015 12:09 AMbobandbill
Glad I didn't lose power otherwise I wouldn't have been able to do observing! Hope you didn't suffer much from that. And yes, it was tiring but hopefully useful!
November 19th, 2015 9:23 PMNolafus
We just got done having a wind storm with 70 miles per hour gusts that snapped several power lines, so several people have no power. It sounds like we're both having crazy weather! But that's awesome with the observation. Sounds tiring, but yay for research!
November 19th, 2015 2:56 PMbobandbill
I think I have mentioned it in a previous discussion, haha.
It went alright. Got 6 hours on my bonus source, so when I get the data I'll check it out! And a bit on yet another source as well... But boy was I tired. All up being in charge of a semi-active back up I had 24 hours of observing that weekend. @_@ And between I was cleaning up from the hailstorm that had occurred at my parents' place as well. And right after the conference. And despite finishing that and the day-long workshop yesterday I went and did karate in warm weather because I am crazy! \o/
November 15th, 2015 11:41 AMNolafus
That sounds familiar. Did I ask you about it when you were observing for the second half? Anyway, how did it go?
November 15th, 2015 2:51 AMbobandbill
Indeed. I'm looking forward to it!
On the results of a survey I helped observe/analysis the data for the second half (the first half published already). Search for HI (neutral hydrogen) in "nearby" compact radio galaxies to learn more about how newly triggered/restarted radio galaxies affect their environments. My poster is also on it!
November 10th, 2015 8:42 AMNolafus
Sounds like a pretty good break to me! The Pokemon orchestra concert especially sounds like a lot of fun, so enjoy it!
What's the paper on?
November 10th, 2015 3:03 AMbobandbill
I kinda will! There's a day-long workshop after the conference back in my home office, and then on the weekend belated seconady birthday event with friends from high school (some have work others have uni exams now, so last weekend or even this one was/is not a good time). And we'll be seeing the Pokemon Orchestra concert at the Sydney Opera House. Aw yeaaaaaaah.
After that back to focusing on editing my first first-author paper! :B
November 10th, 2015 12:05 AMNolafus
Oh yeah, I'd consider that to be pretty busy. Hopefully you'll get a break after this!
November 9th, 2015 11:28 PMbobandbill
It would still be a challenge! I have exam/assignment marking all day tomorrow, meeting on Thursday, my 'annual progress review' Friday, this poster to finish off and print, the sparkler presentation for it to actually do as well, haircut to get, etc. And my attempt at Nano (pfft). Plus because I'm a sucker for punishment I'm going to apply for ~extra~ observing on the weekend on the off-chance I get it to help confirm a result. In the early morning hours. WHOOPS. :V
So yeah, not getting the talk (as it appears) isn't too bad given this busier-than-usual week, haha.
November 9th, 2015 8:08 PMNolafus
Don't worry, you somehow make time for everything.
Oh, nevermind, haha.
November 9th, 2015 3:25 AMbobandbill
Heh, of course. I wouldn't mind talking too much, but having to throw together a talk (even if it would be a short one) would be the annoying bit just because I'm busy with other things as well (like that poster!).
That said judging by a version of the agenda looks like the talk may have been dropped entirely. :< Oh well!
November 8th, 2015 12:53 PMNolafus
It would be cool if you did, but that's coming from someone who doesn't have to go up there, haha.