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December Days in Photos: Day 11: Doing Science [20151214|14:49]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Scientist At Work
[Me sitting in what the bloke calls "NASA HQ": my home office.]

[personal profile] silveradept asked for a photo of me doing science. I'm afraid this may have turned out to be less exciting than anticipated, since most of what I do is sit in front of a pair of large flat screen monitors and tinker. Anyway, here I am at my desk at home, with my overly long hair half-pinned up. Essential fuel sits in front of me on my desk: a glass of water and a cup of tea. Precariously balanced, semi-organised piles of paper are to my left and a printer/scanner to my right. My notebook, in which I still faithfully record by hand the instrument status every day, as well as meeting notes, etc. On the left screen can be seen instrument ops (this is why the photo is deliberately out of focus) and on the right, a Word document containing an abstract submission that I'm procrastinating on by writing this post in progress.

My desk is not actually a single piece of furniture. It is a piece of wooden kitchen worktop balanced on a pair of lime green filing cabinets (which are packed to the gills). It provides a large surface at a comfortable height, and it was a lot cheaper than buying a desk this size would have been.

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[User Picture]From: beamjockey
2015-12-14 18:54 (UTC)
Using Firefox, the photo is not visible to me on Livejournal nor on Dreamwidth. Instead I see a small gray circle with a white hyphen in it.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2015-12-14 20:24 (UTC)
My annoyance with Google Photos knows no bounds. This photo is in a public album. What more do they want me to do? /o\

It is now hosted on Flickr. I hope you can see it.
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[User Picture]From: bryangb
2015-12-14 22:52 (UTC)
Yup, now visible. I used to run two 17" flat-screens like that, then I replaced them with a single 22", and now I'm thinking about junking my desktop PC (as it's become annoyingly unreliable) and instead plugging my 13" laptop into the 22". I could even then run the two screens together, though quite why (apart from "because it's there") or how I'd use the two I don't know.
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[User Picture]From: beamjockey
2015-12-15 20:15 (UTC)
Visible now, thanks.

I haven't figured out how to make the newer Google Photos allow me to embed a photo in Livejournal. But I keep an archaic link to the older "Picasaweb" interface that still offers links:

It's the "slash questionmark noredirect equals 1" that's the secret ingredient.
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[User Picture]From: mysterysquid
2015-12-15 10:01 (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2015-12-15 10:05 (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: bryangb
2015-12-15 13:04 (UTC)
Oh no, I'm blind!
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