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Message 34665 - Posted: 15 Mar 2018, 9:36:50 UTC

Friends, I'm sad to announce that I may not be as active in monitoring CMS@Home over the next year. Or maybe I'll have more time for it... My current grant support is not sufficient to sustain me full-time, so for the next year I'll officially be working only 60%, i.e. three days per week. Officially...
OTOH, that leaves me time for other pursuits, but if there's anyone in the North Heathrow area that has a job for a physicist/programmer one or two days a week, please get in touch!
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Message 34676 - Posted: 15 Mar 2018, 20:32:26 UTC - in response to Message 34665.  

Well Ivan maybe it is vacation time.

I'll admit you are the one that always got me to do some CMS here and at -dev and I will finish my last two dozen.

My wife actually has a friend here that owns a place in London that she always just rented out and I wouldn't mind moving there for a while but I could never get the wife to do that.

........well unless Cern wanted to give me $1 for each credit over the last 14 years

(but I think they want us old timers to just volunteer)

But hey you have been over here before and for some reason the sun is shining today ........
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Message 34678 - Posted: 15 Mar 2018, 22:37:15 UTC - in response to Message 34676.  
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Well Ivan maybe it is vacation time.
Yes, maybe I should take the rest of the month off. But I have a medical appointment next week, and my passport is about to expire (I've been putting off making an appointment for the interview because of lotsa-other-stuff(TM) happening this month).
I'll admit you are the one that always got me to do some CMS here and at -dev and I will finish my last two dozen.
My wife actually has a friend here that owns a place in London that she always just rented out and I wouldn't mind moving there for a while but I could never get the wife to do that.
........well unless Cern wanted to give me $1 for each credit over the last 14 years
(but I think they want us old timers to just volunteer)
Yes, I'm starting to make a list of stuff I want to do but have never been able to make it fit my work responsibility. Like a cheap lensless microscope that may be able to spot pathogens down to about 2-5 microns in a liquid sample.
But hey you have been over here before and for some reason the sun is shining today ........
Hate to rain on your parade, but they're forecasting snow here on Saturday and especially Sunday! :-{0!
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Message 34679 - Posted: 16 Mar 2018, 1:15:41 UTC - in response to Message 34678.  

Yes, maybe I should take the rest of the month off. But I have a medical appointment next week, and my passport is about to expire (I've been putting off making an appointment for the interview because of lotsa-other-stuff(TM) happening this month).
Yes, I'm starting to make a list of stuff I want to do but have never been able to make it fit my work responsibility. Like a cheap lensless microscope that may be able to spot pathogens down to about 2-5 microns in a liquid sample.
Hate to rain on your parade, but they're forecasting snow here on Saturday and especially Sunday! :-{0!


Well Ivan you can keep that snow (it might snow up on the Olympic mountains here but I live on the lower NE side) so I will get rain after a couple days of rare March sunshine. (low 50's)

I found a lensless microscope for you

I got a phone call myself today from the hospital telling me I have to go to get a *nuclear stress test* on monday which takes 4 hours........and the worst part is monday is that LAST day I wanted to do this but its my typical luck.

The reason is I played golf since 1974 and had to retire 3 years ago since it was like paying lots of money to be in pain after 18 holes and so I decided to try 10 pin bowling again and after 35+ years I decided back in January on my 60th birthday to give it a try and ended up buying a ball and shoes and bag.

And I go every monday because that is the only day the place is not packed with people so now it means I have to wait 2 weeks which will probably be long enough to forget all the tips the local former pro bowler gives me every monday.
And once I get started doing things I hate to ever miss doing it if it is monday bowling or running Cern wu's.

Of course I hope the test says all is ok but then missing my monday at the bowling alley will be even worse!!
But then I am probably the only person determined enough to try to take a 4 hour heart stress test and then drive 40 miles to roll 10 games (over 100 frames) at the bowling alley
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