Archive for August, 2008

Arrggh. P.F.O.

Friday, August 22nd, 2008 by Ian

Over the last couple of months, the Canadian Space Agency has been recruiting potential astronauts for their next batch, and, of course, I applied.  I made it through the first cut of 5000 applicants, but not through the second cut of 2000 applicants.  Sigh.  Oh well, I didn’t really think I’d get in, but hoped I get a little bit farther than that.  I had a house picked out in Houston and everything!   🙂

I’m still routing for my two friends here at work who haven’t yet received an answer either way.

[Edit:  Dave got his “Please F!*k Off” (P.F.O.) too now.  Still waiting to see if Waldemar does]
[Edit again: Waldemar got his too. He made it into the last 200 though…10 times better than Dave and I.]

Europe Pictures

Monday, August 18th, 2008 by Ian

I have finally uploaded a selection (200 out of about 4000) pictures to my gallery on the Squid.  I evenwent so far as to caption them all so you can see where they are without me telling you.  Give yourself a good 15 minutes to have a peruse.  I DIDN’T upload great huge 5 megapixel versions, but I have them.  If you want to see them, let me know, but it seems like overkill for a little slide show.

Anyway, feel free to comment on them.