Monday October 25, 2010

I’ve enlisted my little toy friends to spread the lace out a bit so you can see it.

No, I realize that you can’t see anything. Lace is like that.

Here’s a conversation I had with #2 son, by text:

“Can I bring some of my teammates to stay the weekend of Nov 6 and 7?”

“Of course.”

“Okay. 14 to 20 people okay.”

“Okay, Sleeping bags, right?”

“Alright. Do you think Dad would be willing to cook one night?”

“I’m sure he would.”

So I am looking forward to a lively weekend.

I’ve had other interesting conversation via text and instant message. The Computer Guy and I debated the precise meaning and usage of “low temperature furnace.” #2 daughter and I considered the relative cuteness of a passel of nocturnal creatures. #1 son and I worked on his resume.

#1 daughter and I had this exchange about one of our designers, who is very fond of urban grunge in black and red. His first draft of all sites is black and red, whether they are baby clothes or condoms:

CHOMPHOSY
:     omg S3 is so cute

   i made this big point of not having a black and red site for this nice older lady selling embroidery patterns

   and he has made her a black and pink one
rosalyne01 :     lol

   It’s good of you to find that cute 😛

   bless his little heart

CHOMPHOSY :     Ayyyeeee!

    He just made it red and black!

  with dragony things!

Also I had eleventy thousand emails. It’s almost like working with people.


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4 responses to “Monday October 25, 2010”

  1. illgrindmyownthankyou Avatar

    no such thing as a low temperature furnace – one would use a low temperature thermostat to  allow a furnace to heat a space to a lower ambient degree.

  2. fibermom Avatar

    @illgrindmyownthankyou – 

    Well what we’re talking about here is a small chamber that goes down to -30 degrees Centigrade. The scientist whose site we’re making calls it a furnace, and we kind of feel that its’ weird to call something that chills a furnace. She has a low temp furnace (-40 to room temp) and a high temp furnace (room temp to 1500 degrees C).
    What do you think?

  3. illgrindmyownthankyou Avatar

    technically a furnace is something that converts energy to heat, so she might be a scientist but she’s not making a whole lot of sense, imho.  a furnace doesn’t heat to a specific temeprature it’s just a box that produces heat the thermostat wired to the circuit board sends a signal for it to turn on & blow out heat & then when the thermostat senses that the area being heated has reached the set temperature it seends a signal to the circuit board inside the furnace to stop blowing heat.  obviously it’s the same scenario for air conditioning aka chiller just using refrigerant to pull latent heat out of the space rather than producing heat to warm a space.

    if you look at the thermostat on your wall you’ll see it doesn’t generally go below 60F degrees. meaning you can’t set you thermostat for 40F if you go on vacation and just want to keep the space from freezing.  for that one needs a special thermostat aka low temp thermostat.  mostly used in garages or warehouses.

  4. fibermom Avatar

    So given a small box (11″x11″) that will go down to -40 degrees centigrade so you can test radar absorption of shielding materials at low temps, what would you call it? I don’t think household furnaces are the same sort of item at all. We’re still working on the site, though, so if you have a better term, that would be great.