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Barbara Tomlinson
Works at Spasms of Accommodation
Attended Georgia Tech
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I started another blog. Not sure what happens next.
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Conflatulagration: Formal Terminology for Flaring Flatus
I woke up this morning wondering if an astronaut ever tried to light a fart in microgravity. If they could do it without setting off a fire alarm that would alert Houston and get them in trouble they've probably done it. Those Nomex flight suits.... But wha...
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Unclaimed Property as a Tax Dodge?
I got a letter from PriceWaterhouseCoopers this week. They are doing an audit for Google and found that Google owes me some money. It's earned revenue from my old AdSense account. I assume it's from YouTube and the few ads I had on my blog for a while. In 2...
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Summer Hat Sale
There are a few reasons I stopped writing essays on my blog. One, I got paranoid. I follow a lot of women scientists on Twitter. Every time they express an opinion they get attacked by horrible trolls. I thank my staggering unpopularity this hasn't happened...
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Everglades Challenge 2015
My brother Harry called me yesterday morning from his car on the way to St. Petersburg for the Everglades Challenge. We hadn't really spoken much lately, but that's normal. He said he'd been really busy at work and hadn't had time to get ready. He piled eve...
My brother Harry called me yesterday morning from his car on the way to St. Petersburg for the Everglades Challenge. We hadn't really spoken much lately, but that's normal. He said he'd been really busy at work and hadn't had...
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My Best Inventions of 2014
It's the last day of the year, time for my 2nd annual list of the best things I invented in the last 12 months. I guess my life is pretty settled because I can't think of anything I invented this year. I'm still enjoying last year's best invention, the clos...
It's the last day of the year, time for my 2nd annual list of the best things I invented in the last 12 months. I guess my life is pretty settled because I can't think of anything I invented this year. I'm still enjoying last...
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2015 Was a Very Small Year
I didn't write much in 2015. I was busy knitting. I have 145 items in my iPad database of designs. I didn't really keep track of how many finished objects I made. I don't derive my satisfaction from running totals. I started out the year wondering if consta...
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Why won't millenials buy cars and houses?
I watch a lot of NASA TV. At least once a week there will be an interview with an astronaut and somebody will ask them when they first wanted to be an astronaut and what did they do to become one. Some wanted to be astronauts since childhood. I am surprised...
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How to Inhabit a Habitable Planet
I've really been enjoying watching the press conferences for the New Horizons Mission to Pluto. I love listening to scientists tell me things I didn't know. (Carbon monoxide ice is soluble in nitrogen ice. Well, I never!) Also I get some relief from our non...
I've really been enjoying watching the press conferences for the New Horizons Mission to Pluto. I love listening to scientists tell me things I didn't know. (Carbon monoxide ice is soluble in nitrogen ice. Well, I never!) Als...
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What is Home?
Yesterday on Twitter Astronaut Ron Garan retweeted a fancy script font image that read, "Home is where love resides, memories are created, friends always belong, and laughter never ends." What? No it's not. I have seen platitudes like this my whole life and...
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Orion EFT-1 Launch
I got in my car and drove about 5 hours last Wednesday to go see a Delta IV Heavy rocket launch from Cape Canaveral. That's the biggest, fastest rocket currently available to launch things into space. It was launching the test setup of the Orion capsule. ( ...
I got in my car and drove about 5 hours last Wednesday to go see a Delta IV Heavy rocket launch from Cape Canaveral. That's the biggest, fastest rocket currently available to launch things into space. It was launching the tes...
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Scientist, Writer
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  • Spasms of Accommodation
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Currently
Georgia
Previously
Austin - Atlanta - Tampa - Thomasville - San Jose
Story
Tagline
Reduce, Reuse, Recluse
Introduction
Nature and technology feel like home, society, not so much. That's why I set myself up as a happy hermit in a tiny house in the longleaf woods of the Gulf Coastal Plain. This is where I make things. I spend very little time doing anything that isn't directly related to making something. I even get ideas for things to make from my dreams.
Bragging rights
Built a house and repurposed a 31' 1951 Spartan Aircraft Trailer
Education
  • Georgia Tech
  • Florida State
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Female