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Hi +Samantha Cristoforetti​!!

This three-year-old wants to visit. 
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Doing this is far more fun than it should be. I've done three previously, and digging up the dirt on random strangers then posting them cool loot from across the planet gives me so much joy.

Oh, I don't want to sound like I'm bragging, but doing this has so far made me a two-time Guinness World Record holder. This year, I hope to make it a hat trick!

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So, do I know anyone who is going to One Electric Day?

I'm rather looking forward to it. It won't be my first time as a loner at such an event should it come to that, but I'd rather be in company...

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The desk I spent most of my afternoon working at. The view is wasted on me, I'm afraid. Which is a shame, I know lots of people you would have enjoyed it far more.
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An oldie, but I loved it enough the first time to save it onto the desktop of my old Windows 8.0 VM. I was just checking it over to see if there was anything I needed to salvage on it before I deleted it. :)

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Neil Armstrong. Not just the guy who walked on the moon.
NASA Center Renamed in Honor of Neil A. Armstrong - President Barack Obama has signed HR 667, the congressional resolution that redesignates NASA's Hugh L. Dryden Flight Research Center as the Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center, into law.

Armstrong was a naval aviator from 1949 to 1952. During the Korean War he flew 78 combat missions. In 1955 he joined the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), NASA's predecessor, as a research pilot at Lewis Laboratory in Cleveland. He later transferred to NACA's High Speed Flight Research Station at Edwards AFB, Calif., later named NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center. As a research project test pilot over the course of seven years at the center from 1955 through 1962, he was in the forefront of the development of many high-speed aircraft. This photograph shows Neil Armstrong next to the X-15 rocket-powered aircraft after a research flight. He was one of only 12 pilots to fly the hypersonic X-15 as well as the first of 12 men to later walk on the moon. In all, he flew more than 200 different types of aircraft.

Image Credit: NASA

#nasa #armstrong #apollo #space #memorial #dryden #honor #name #edwards #x15 #moon

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The #Myki fun continues. I'm 14th in line to do a top up. I walk through this queue every day and never really think about how long it is. Do these poor souls stand in this line regularly? 
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So, this is a thing. It turns out your #Myki has a limited life span.

That's silly enough, but it gets sillier:

Mine is registered and named. So, I need to post it off and have a new one made/posted back.

My balance will take 36 hours to be carried over to my new card.

Once I have my new card (because every early adopter is expiring at the same time, this will likely take 10 working days), I'll need to re-establish auto top up.

I happen to have a spare Myki, because I forgot my wallet one day and needed to buy another one to get to work. If I didn't have that Myki, I'd need to buy it now to get by for the next two weeks.

I should say the system is silly, but the ptv staff themselves I've dealt with have been as helpful as possible within that system.

http://ptv.vic.gov.au/news-and-events/news/replace-a-myki-on-the-spot/
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Um, Jingle Bells Jingle Bells...

Starting a little early this year, huh Wollies? I'm not even mad - I love me some Fruit Mince Pies. 
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