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Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
4:01 pm
Women who regret having children
There is a whole book about Women who regret having children, and this is an article about the book, and the women. Just remember as you go about your day, that there are lots of things that we keep bottled up inside. Not necessarily healthy for anyone. So give your neighbour a chance to make a mistake once in a while.
Friday, June 2nd, 2017
3:31 pm
Biggest Iceberg Ever!
I'm getting the popcorn ready. The break off of the colossal Larsen C ice shelf into the biggest iceberg ever, of 5,000 km^2, could happen in the next week!
Thursday, May 25th, 2017
2:02 pm
More tectonic plates
More Tectonic Plates in the liquid transition zone under the mantle. Look into this.
Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
11:12 am
Melbourne Weeping Festival
This is a cartoon by Michael Leunig. I saw one similar by him, in a book, in 1999, and I've been looking for it ever since. This one will have to do. :D

It was a foreshadowing of when I went to a weeping festival. It wasn't in Melbourne, but there was a lot of crying. I have thought for some time now, that there should be a Crying Festival for ANZAC Day. Oh well. I'm not dead yet.

Good on you, Michael. You are truly special.
Saturday, May 6th, 2017
6:20 am
Nearly Wild Camping
I went on a field trip yesterday. We went to a forest. As I'm looking at it, looking further in, into the darkness, this phrase floated into my head, "wild camping". I don't know where it came from. I don't remember any conversation about wild camping. Certainly not any time recently. Who knew that it's really a thing? But Mr Google tells me that other people are looking for "wild camping" places.


Nearly Wild Camping

It kind of makes me laugh to think that if I took a lot of people that I know "wild camping", they would probably die. :D
Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
6:07 am
job for a glaciologist
Normally I wouldn't bother marking this. But I can't remember if I've ever seen a job for an actual glaciologist listed at the Australian Antarctic Division. But now that I started looking, and I can't find it in five minutes, I have to come back to this.

Looking for the mystery program mentioned in the job listing.

AAD program Antarctica and the Global System (AGS)

Because if I was going to apply for this job, that would be the next thing that I would do. Look for the information about the program, and it's research. Etc. Maybe even ring them and tell them that I can't find their mystery program. Secret knowledge. If I don't already know, I'm not meant to know.

5:57 am
Adrian uses Sentinel-1 data to monitor Larsen C ice shelf. I want to check if those melt ponds are actually that blue, or have they been artificially coloured to the colour of the aerial photography because I have never seen them look like that in the Sentinel data. Or on Greenland. Or anywhere really in the satellite imagery that i've looked at.
Monday, May 1st, 2017
9:05 am
The stubbornest little snow patch in Australia
I suppose that this is how glaciers begin. There's one little snowpatch that managed to remain through the summer like this one, this one snowpatch, on the walking trail from Thredbo to Mt Kosciuscko.

Then there's some kind of freak April snow storm that tops it up with snow before the main snow fall for the winter, which is June. Since the ski season starts in the first week of June, there's been a few weeks of snow to build up the piste. Maybe May is when they can usually expect there to be snow. But once that little snowpatch remains through a summer, then it's got a head start for turning into a glacier, in a few hundred years. Maybe.

I might try and find the link to the local source. Seems to be Thredbo website somewhere.
9:03 am
Posting issues with Livejournal.
Hm, so maybe this is going to be an issue for other LiveJournal users.

I have some communities hanging off me. And if I am logging into my GMail account at the same time as my LJ account, LJ thinks that I want to post as my GMail account, but it is not actually a community, and it keeps saying "cannot post to this community". If i log out of GMail then I can post to LJ. Maybe this will post, and then I will know that i have to do some more troubleshooting. I would like LJ to work just like it did before.

So far, not quite.
9:00 am
And another test.
Saturday, April 29th, 2017
8:04 am
Climate variability: handy list of papers
I want to read through these papers, and look for an actual literature review that has been published.

List of Papers about climate variability that might actually be in a useful article. Not sure about the conclusion.

Hey Livejournal, it's good to have you back.
Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
8:56 am
This is a test.
Monday, March 20th, 2017
2:08 pm
8:26 am
The Iceberg is Coming!
The biggest Iceberg that we have ever seen is on its way getting ready to be born.

Satellite Image of the iceberg in West Antarctica, and the land-fast sea ice breaking up.
Friday, March 10th, 2017
10:46 pm
Worker Burnout in Mining
I had reason today to Google "Worker Burnout in Mining". I remembered an old buried thought that i didn't talk about much at the time. I realised a long time ago that I never wanted to work as a geologist because I thought, or feared, that I would have a mental breakdown. Maybe it was those Scientologists that put the thought into my head.

Today I had reason to think about those 12 hour days, and how they don't leave much time for anything else. What is the cost of a mental breakdown?

Still, I was surprised to find this:
Mining, fly-in, fly-out workers and the risk of suicide
Of course it makes sense to me. But still, I quote the article:
"there has been very little scientific study of possible connections between FIFO/DIDO work and suicide." Fly in/ Fly out, and Drive in/ Drive out. In spite of there being an Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention, National Centre of Excellence in Suicide Prevention. Oh my god, no one say anything too loudly about how evil mining is, we still need it to shore up the Australian Economy. We couldn't possibly do anything else. I am so angry about this.

There is a research paper about suicide cases, mining, and Roxby Downs, but I haven't read it yet.

Anne-Marie Battaglia

Maybe there is plenty of scope for Lila the Sacred Play in building suicide resilience.
Friday, February 24th, 2017
8:08 am
the Mathnavi
The Masnavi or the Mathnavi. Located at the Sacred Texts Internet Archive. I remember last year, or maybe even the year before, looking at UQ for some Sufi literature, and finding one book. I need to look again for his whole name Maulana Jalalu-'d-din Muhammad Rumi or the favourite popular variations like Jalal a'din Rumi, or maybe Rumi Jalal al'din, will turn up different things. I'm sure there's some fancy at Fryer, that looks like this illustration
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
7:09 am
Here come the Icebergs!
Some aerial footage and News on the nature of the rifting in the Larsen C iceshelf in West Antarctica from the British Antarctic Survey.
Monday, February 13th, 2017
12:39 pm
the Warka Water Adventure
Yesterday it was 42 degrees Celcius under the verandah. It is so not good. I have a friend who likes to weave, so I want to get her interested in doing this....

I want to build one of these

The warka water house

I suppose I could start working on the mesh Which looks a little bit like onion bag mesh. Spider webs collect dew, and leaves as well. I could experiment with different kinds of structures that would funnel the water down into the ground.
So when i looked for some research around the mesh, I found this editorial
How Emerging Technologies and Biomimicry can Help Solving Water Problems: Desert case Studies
And I was gobsmacked when I found Sietch Nevada We so need one of these in Australia. When I look at this location in Nevada, there is something nearby, with bodies of water, but I couldn’t quite get anything telling me what it is. Is it Sietch Nevada? I still don't know. Arturo Vittori was one of the designers, but I still cannot find any research papers.

This is not "rain harvesting" because that is apparently a "water tank". It is not fog collecting because not everywhere gets fog, and a "fog fence" won't necessarily work in the backyard. If I knew what it was called, I would look for an Instructable. I will have a think and a play, and wonder what it could be called, and wait for the Universe to tell me.
Saturday, February 11th, 2017
10:08 am
Fused with his neighbour
"....each one feels himself not only united, reconciled, and fused with his neighbour, but as one with him..."

Poetry from the sleeve of the 12" of  Welcome to the Pleasuredome by Frankie Goes To Hollywood.  Seems particularly relevant at this time.
Monday, February 6th, 2017
9:52 am
Glacial Balance: a documentary

New documentary about the glaciers of the Andes.  Seems to be by the Thompsons.


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