Tuesday, October 6, 2009
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY STEPMOTHER JANE BORN IN 1914!!
Congratulations to some winners of the 2009 Nobel Prize for Physics. In 1969 Willard S. Boyle and George E. Smith invented the first successful imaging technology using a digital sensor, a CCD (Charge-Coupled Device). The CCD technology makes use of the photoelectric effect, as theorized by Albert Einstein and for which he was awarded the 1921 year's Nobel Prize. By this effect, light is transformed into electric signals. The challenge when designing an image sensor was to gather and read out the signals in a large number of image points, pixels, in a short time. The guts of my digital cameras. CHEERS!!
Slowly shifting back into gear at the Field Lab. Spent untold hours finally figuring out how to get the static image to come up on the webcam when I'm offline - instead of the last frame of video for the previous session. Break time at the GrubShack for a BLT on Texas toast. Texas toast is the secret ingredient for any great sandwich.
After lunch I set up the web cam and wrestled two trusses across the greenhouse courtyard. Needed to clear a path so I could move the scaffold into place for the next "up in the air" truss painting session. That about did it for the day due to toasty temps and gusty winds. 88,104, 68,0
Had 5 longhorns in and out all day. They are leaving quite the mark with their poop. Lots to clean up including this one on the edge of my chair. I have to start training them to respect where their butts are aimed before they let loose.