Category Archives: Daily

Still Alive. Yes, That theme song.

Somehow, I’ve failed to die prior to my 27th birthday. Or my 30th, 35th, or 41st. I’m staring thru the next pair of months, into the depths of winter, at the end of January, where my age will be the … Continue reading

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Antithesis

Light only goes so fast. Continue reading

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Expectation and outcomes

I really have a hard time believing that the hands typing this note, the hands that made “1’s & 0’s dance” for family, friends, and customers for the past 20+ years, hands that racked servers & ran cabling and socketed … Continue reading

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Three methods.

The first creates hydrophilic silica Aerogel, and has worked several times. The second is an extension of the first, with an additional tool that introduces TMCS, thus (hopefully) creating hydrophobic silica Aerogel. The third is a completely different method, using … Continue reading

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Patience sucks

I made a mess. I cleaned up most of it. Now I gotta try a different approach. Which means new materials, and this associated delays. Waiting is not my strong point.

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Catching up

So, the batch was a success. Now we gotta get a third party to test & verify. Had to order more TEOS. I only have about 10ml left, so I’m waiting on shipping before I can mix another batch. Anyhoo, … Continue reading

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Ethyl bleed

Still getting ethyl out of the autoclave. I’m only able to bleed for 10-30 minutes at a time, and I need to replace the “valve warmer”, as the last bulb burned out, and all I got on hand are CFL … Continue reading

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