Just some random goings ons and thoughts from me behind the various cuts due to length. Well the Spacecraft Preliminary Design tea, had our second presentation today on the Mission Concept Review. It went reasonably well, I think. At least we didn't get reamed like one of the other design teams. But then again Dr RM had to leave before our presentation began so we really didn't get a thorough going over by a dedicated and self-described "space geek". All the stressing by the team was pointless given that we spent more time explaining the physics behind the antiproton harvester...
Busy, busy, busy... Today is just one of those days were there are too many things to do and not enough time in which to do them all. Some one really needs to invent a time warping device. That or perfect cloning and mind transference. :-)

Thoughts on the Pegasus CAG

This originally started off as part of what is turning into a ridiculously long essay/commentary on Admiral Cain, but I decided thoughts on the Peggy CAG warranted its own post. Essentially just my own ruminations and thoughts on command style, structure, and whatnot.. Cain commentary to be posted later in the week, time permitting. The Pegasus CAG Point 1 The Pegasus CAG’s belief that kill markers on Viper’s improve the squadron morale and build esprit, unity, and purpose. While this is and has been a common practice by militaries since the use of the first airplanes in combat and may...

School ramblings…

Another day at university is done and thankfully there was no lame drama over the prelim MCTS report, though it did get turned in at the very last minute. After spending an extra two hour at school working on wednesday's presentation this late afternoon-early evening I see now why it took the rest eight hours to finish the report. Too much yakking and not enough working, that and half of use sat around doing nothing for most of the time. Oh well. It's early in the semester so they can't expect the presentations to be the greatest and are mainly...

Sunday ramblings

I have some BSG stuff I'd like to write her at the moment but unfortunately that's going to have to wait until later, like tomorrow later, if time allows. Space Attitude Dynamic Controls homework taking longer than expected and frying my brain. Not sure why. It really isn't that hard. Maybe my brains taken the day off or something. Oh well, BSG can wait until later now that the fans are stuck with the mid-season break. Have to go off to the gathering and try to be back by 2030-2100 HRS to catch call from Prelim group. Why they chose...

BSG Review “Pegasus”

Well like everyone else in the BSG fandom I've some things to say about last night's BSG episode. Spoilers behind the cut! Pegasus aka How I Lost Command and Learned to Hate the Fleet First off, wow. What a cliffhanger. This episode definitely twisted my guts around especially when they took the nasty turn with the Cylons, Sharon and the captured Six model, Gina (was that the name?). Definitely an episode that brought up some striking differences between the crews of Galactica and Pegasus, as well as the command styles of Admiral Cain and Commander Adama. I'll save my thoughts...

Space Prelim Update

Just updating the lastest Space Prelim work under the cut. I just finished and uploaded my section for my Space Preliminary Design team's MCTS report that's due monday. I feel it should be more than sufficient to meet the requirements of the report for the orbit and launch vehicle sections. I know idea how far along the rest of the team's work is given that when I looked at the report friday only Mika A., Carmen C., and myself had completed parts of our respective sections. I assume the rest are doing well enough on their parts. I do know...

Just some school stuff…

Looking forward to tonight's SFF lineup. Today wasn't bad at school. It seems like all the professors were feeling somewhat lazy as almost all of them let their classes out earlier than normal, except for Spacecraft Preliminary Design but more of that under the cut. First exam is scheduled for next Friday (09/30) but I'm not worried since it's just Probability and Statistic, which is amazingly easy for a senior level mathematics class. Well as expected Dr S didn't allow the PhysicsTwins to violate the restrictions she imposed at the beginning of the semester. I honestly don't know why they...

Space Cadets R Us…Not

Well I certainly screwed up today. I was supposed to go to our usual thursday Spacecraft Preliminary Design (SPD) meeting and completely spaced it off, no pun intended, while doing assignments for other classes. *headdesk* Really embarassing, actually, given I missed a previous meeting two weeks ago. Oh, well. I already had my part of the report the SPD team was working on done yesterday, so I guess it doesn't really matter other than a few of them will bitch and whine about me not showing up. What can I say, most are young pups big on the whining and...

BSG Drabble

"Go quietly into the night? I think not, They're too many Cylons to fight."                                           -- BSG shower grafitti "You're a real poet." "Frak you, Lee. I didn't write this crap." "Sure, Kara." "I didn't. It was probably one of the frakking nuggets." "Whatever you say." "Bite me." "I'd probably chip a tooth." "How 'bout a busted jaw?" "Awful touchy for someone who didn't write that crappy poem." "Frak you. At least they have the right sentiment." "Yeah, but if they start spouting off poetry while on...