Thursday, January 15, 2009

Small problem with the next ISE website.

At the current IAHS conference in Concepcion, we all received pamphlets and posters advertising the 2010 ISE conference in Seoul, Korea. However, when you type in the website, you currently get the following webpage (it's a screen-capture):

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

HEIC 2009 Conference

At the HEIC 2009 Conference at the University of Concepcion, in Concepcion, Chile. So far, stuff is going well, although there are many canceled sessions (especially this morning). However, the canceled sessions means that there are more people attending each of the talks, which is a good thing.

I could post photos of the conference, but that would be rather dull - photos of people talking, or photos of out-of-context slides (you need the notes to really understand some of them). So I will post some photos I took on my walk to the conference yesterday.



Monday, January 05, 2009

Moved in to Saginaw Forest

I'm "all moved in" to Saginaw Forest caretaker cottage. The quotes indicate that "in-between" stage of moving in: still have some things that I want to do with the place, and some things that I have to unpack.

I'm also thinking about building a major wall-unit on the south-wall of the house - partially for storage, partially for insulation. This wall-unit would have shelves above a section for my futons - which would be either on the floor (as they are currently), or on a small riser. Behind the back-support board, I think I'll put in some storage for larger things - linens, pillows, etc. - for when I have a guest over (so they can easily use the futon).

The wall-unit would allow for me to customize the height of the shelves for DVDs, CDs, hardcover fiction books, paperbacks, folders, etc. to maximize the amount of storage possible.

As for insulation, I'm thinking that it would be nice to back the shelves with some sort of foam, but I'm worried about possible condensation between the wall and the insulation. Maybe I don't need to be, but I just am... If it will be a problem, then I won't do it, and just satisfy myself with the shelving unit.

Friday, January 02, 2009

Where the Hell is Matt?

Apparently, this is his third video of traveling around the world and dancing. Here, though, there is more of the human element, and not so much of the dancing-in-front-of-monuments type of thing. I must admit that I like this type of video more than the other. The joy and happiness that everyone shows is heartwarming.

(The HD one really is worth watching.)