More photos are up at the usual place, with the usual credentials. As usual, e-mail me if you don’t have the sign-in info and want to see the pictures.
Because it’s been two years and a half since the last photo post, the selection is less expansive.
Not me, myself, but our lab has a 1000 kN tensile testing machine. That is the metric equivalent of the 220 kip tensile testing machine shown in this Slow Mo Guys video of a tensile test on a roughly 600 MPa rebar. What did I learn from their video? First, what we do is cool, and second, there is a unit out there called kip, and it’s not for measuring hotel capacity.
Decorating the Christmas tree, Advent calendar experiments, Daniel plays Big Brainz, The kids decorate Christmas cookies, Joseph plays B-I-B-E-L on the piano (again, with a rag on his head), Joseph plays his own composition, The kids open their stockings, Ellie’s stocking gift, Christmas breakfast, Ellie’s Toblerone, Ellie and Daniel play with streamers (again), Vivienne’s tea party challenge (again) (and again) (and again), Joseph’s tea party challenge (again) (and again) (and again), Ellie’s tea party challenge, The kids break out the streamers (again), Vivienne dances with her streamer, Joseph joins in, and so does Daniel.
Daniel was sick for the tea party challenge, which is why there are no challenge videos for him. There are no repeat challenges: “again” means a fresh challenge. I just got type-lazy.
King Ron is running into all sorts of trouble. He’s now stuck in some sort of Catch-22 where the book’s status is Proof Review, i.e. it tells me I need to review the proof to get the book published.
Status: Proof Review
But when I click on the link to take me there, this is what it shows:
And I can open the digital proofer, and approve it, but nothing changes. So King Ron remains in an “out-of-print” limbo on Amazon.com…
Welcome, King Ron of the Triceratops! The kindle version will go on a $0.00 special tomorrow, November 6th, for five days: be sure to pick it up!
The illustrations are by Milagros García of Venezuela, which encapsules the way globalization makes such ventures possible. It was great working with her (through fiverr) and the story’s improved because of her contributions that went beyond mere illustrating.
The paperback is currently not available for ordering because the folks at CreateSpace thought I might have been trying to publish copyrighted material. Even though they’ve since written they’d remove the suppression within the next 24 hours, it’s been over that much and the paperback is still suppressed.
Oh well. I’m sure it’ll show up – I’d just hoped to get it to print sooner because it’s somewhat election-themed.
First two thirds of January 2016.
Joseph makes a marble run, Second run, Halleluja!, Joseph builds a snap circuit fan, Daniel hangs up decoration, Vivienne with the jigsaw, Joseph working on his doghouse, Daniel doing a puzzle, Ellie with the Mozart cube, Daniel’s name, Ellie not standing for the camera, and cookies.
Second third of January 2016 (which are half the month’s videos).
Vivienne gets a birthday tea set, Vivienne and Joseph inspect the tea set, Vivienne gets her ballet dress, Vivienne puts it to use, Vivienne blows out her candles, Vivienne knocks over a tower, Daniel crosses the balance beam, Daniel isn’t ready to go solo, Vivienne goes solo with a flourish, Ellie stands by the coffee table, Ellie eats melon, Ellie stands by the other coffee table, Balance beam cruising, Ellie creeps up a ramp, Ellie pulls herself up, Joseph records Ellie creeping, and Ellie creeps toward the camera.