Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I've got no network! -The nightmare of any procrastinator-

All of us have felt something similar to what this flower is feeling now ...
... The Net has the strange habit of abandon us to our fate in the most important moments...

To The Bible of the procrastinator:

No matter what are you procrastinating, THE NET will be there for you.
No matter the time you spend procrastinating, THE NET will be there for you.
But, my friend, if you try to do something productive...if you try doing something productive, THE NET will leave you as it has done with all the others.

The Procrastinator

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Step 1: Recognize that you're Procrastinating

Three simple steps to have a well procastination:

Step 1: Recognize that you're Procrastinating
If you're honest with yourself, you probably know when you're procrastinating.

Step 2: Work out WHY You're Procrastinating
You find the task unpleasant; or
You find the task overwhelming

Step 3: Get over it!
Make up your own rewards. For example, promise yourself a piece of tasty flapjack at lunchtime if you've completed a certain task.

And a paragraph with which 'The Bible of the Procrastinator' should begin:

Procrastinators work as many hours in the day as other people (and often work longer hours) but they invest their time in the wrong tasks. Sometimes this is simply because they don't understand the difference between urgent tasks and important tasks, and jump straight into getting on with urgent tasks that aren't actually important.



(via Microsiervos (spanish) - Each day more, I think that Microsiervos is a kind of synonymus with procrastination)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Rocket from-building-to-launch vehicles

As I told you yesterday, we're working in our first amateur rocket. Soon you'll find some interesting news about it @ .

Today we've finished the first construction sesion of two hours, here I left the results:

You could see here our SpaceSheepOne rocket placed on the Transportation Vehicle (we're still waiting for the wheels and the engines ;-) ).

At the final of the session, while taking the rocket to a safe shelve, the rocket-carrier platform reminded me (I'm sure that most of you'll have thought in it while seeing the picture above) the train which carries the russian rockets from the builder hangar to the launch platform :

Proton rocket during transport to the launch pad at Baikonur in Kazakstan.

And, as an experimented procrastinator, I've remembered the Space Shuttle,

and its massive mobile launch platform above the crawler which carries both mobile launch platform and the Space Shuttle.

NASA’s massive mobile launch platform and the crawler that carries the space shuttle
from Kennedy Center’s Vehicle Assembly building to the shuttle launch pad.

You could continue procrastinating in this way following:

Aeronautic/Astronautic pics:

Curious things:

Recommended (spanish): Space Shuttle

News about the SpaceSheepOne:

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Smallest Camera vs. Biggest Pencil (WTF?)

This morning, while looking for a mini-camera for our rocket (maybe some day I will tell you something about it). I discovered the one that is called the world smallest camera (in the photo you can compare it with a pencil). This camera, developed by Omnivision may help in medical research giving the surgeons a new and less-invasive-to-the-patient method to many medical procedures. It also allows certain medical devices such as intubation systems and endoscopes to be made even smaller to allow for use on infants and small children.

Some people could say that it could not be as small as it seems ...if the pencil were the biggest pencil ever built... I'm sorry of those who wanted to procrastinate looking for the biggest pencil, because I've already got it:

...Faber-Castell's facility in Malaysia near Kuala Lumpur. This pencil is nearly 65 feet tall and is housed in a glass enclosure. (...)The project required over 7000 man-hours over a two year period to complete. The pencil is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's largest.
But..friends..I've never find the way to finish my day-by-day procrastinations and I would suggest very hardly 'The Pencil Pages' where you could find lots of 'amazing'(WTF?) things, photos and 'posts' like '
LEFT-HANDED PENCILS - do they exist?'

All this and much more seen @:


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Saturday, November 1, 2008

32 nearby stars

Guys, my mind I can only see an advert that shows a child with an airplane, the text says: It's exams time!

But I love procrastinating so I couldn't study as I think I need so here I leave for you a 3D map of the '32 Nearby Stars'. I hope you enjoy it!


via...I can't remember it...:(

I've just read in 'Microsiervos' (Spanish) a similar applet which shows a simulation of our Solar System and some Extrasolar ones: Solar System Visualizer
via: Microsiervos

Arp 147: Good news from Hubble

Here you have the first image from a recovered Hubble Space Telescope.

From Hubble Space Telescope Site:

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is back in business. Just a couple of days after the orbiting observatory was brought back online, Hubble aimed its prime working camera, the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2), at a particularly intriguing target, a pair of gravitationally interacting galaxies called Arp 147. The image demonstrated that the camera is working exactly as it was before going offline, thereby scoring a "perfect 10" both for performance and beauty.

The two galaxies happen to be oriented so that they appear to mark the number 10. The left-most galaxy, or the "one" in this image, is relatively undisturbed apart from a smooth ring of starlight. It appears nearly on edge to our line of sight. The right-most galaxy, resembling a zero, exhibits a clumpy, blue ring of intense star formation. The galaxy pair was photographed on October 27-28, 2008. Arp 147 lies in the constellation Cetus, and it is more than 400 million light-years away from Earth.

But good news never come alone, so here I left you a link to read while procrastinating some productive things.

Hubble Space Telescope Site


(Both via Bad Astronomy Blog)