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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

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Please do not spoil the fun. Hit forward, delete my answers and type in your answers.
Then send this to a whole bunch of people you know INCLUDING the person who sent it to you.
The theory is that you will learn a lot of little known facts about those whom you know.
Two names you go by:                                                              My answers
1.  Doc                                                                                         Iggle
 2. Alex                                                                                        Syd
 Two things you are wearing right now:
1.  A clean pair of dirty overalls                                                   Fluro shirt
 2.  warm sox                                                                               Blue trowsers

Two of your favourite things to do:
1.  bask in sunshine                                                                    lase around
2.   visit  the old country                                                              Read
Two things you want very badly at the moment:
1. a brandy                                                                                   Sex
 2.  with brandy chaser                                                                 More sex
Two people who will fill this out & send it back to you:
1.  Stewart                                                                                     Ray
2.  Andrew                                                                                     Joy
 Two things you did yesterday:
1. set up radiation experiment                               Made a two story steel stealth building
2. corrected student's draft                                                            Wrote in my blog
 Favourite foods:
1. pasta                                                                                         Oats
2.  olives                                                                                        Lamb crumbed cutlets
 Two people you last talked to:
1.  John Mc                                                                                    Ray
2.   Chris C                                                                                    Dawn
Two people you'd like to talk to:
1.  Roger                                                                                        The president of the USA
 2.  Andre                                                                                        The head of the Taliban
Two things you're doing tomorrow:
1.  clean the motorbike                                                                  Clean up
2.  proof read a paper                                                                    Write a post

Two Favorite beverages:
1.  coffee                                                                                            Tea
 2.  green tea                                                                                       Coffee but it don't like me.
Two people who are no longer alive & you'd like to talk to:  
1.  the glass blower                                                                            Alex
2.  the Philosopher Alan O                                                                 My Dad
This was sent to me by my old mate Alex whom I miss even to this day.

That questionnaire was sent to me by an old Civil Engineering friend. Through emails we keep in touch just as we do. I think it great to keep 'talking' to old friends. I have another in Canada who had to flee the country when his wife died of cancer - his mother-in-law was going to murder him and his two daughters.

I like your shed but are you sure it will withstand a gale. You must be hidden from the local council. Just make sure you do not upset any neighbors who could dob you.

I remember once when Eddy the Carpenter made a large pigeon loft as a foreign order. It was from scrap timber. I justified it as a job by calling it a remote instrumentation enclosure. See, just dream up a bull-shit title to cover your arse.

Everyone well here. I'm involved in an air cooling system using water. It is a bit different to your 'swampy' as it has a multi plastic plate heat exchanger so it does not pick up moisture to deliver inside.

The Physics people are playing with coatings (paints) that radiate heat back to space. I've made a small test box with aluminum on top over an expanded polystyrene box full of water. Over night it cools to a coke can to around 8 degrees, then water droplets form which stop more cooling. We have watched the cooling drop from 20 to 8 degrees in 10 minutes at 2:30 in the afternoon.

As for university Engineering it is in decline. It is full of Chinese imports who have no practical experience and cannot be understood in lectures - even the 'Honkanese' cannot understand them.

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