I had some dreams ... they were klowns in my koffee.

(With apologies to Carly Simon)

This is my journey through job transition from a toxic environment to a better life. Join me for a few thoughts and a few laughs along the way.
What are "klowns in my koffee"? They are the factors large and small that make you less than you are. A "klown" can be a grossly incompetent boss,
a short-sighted policy or a moronic coworker. They won't kill you, at least not immediately, but they abrade the soul
as you scrape past them to get through the day. Sometimes it's best to dump them out of the cup.


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Daily Kup (My Life in 3D)
What a beautiful day! Even Princess Potatohead's vomiting at sunrise could not overcome the glorious blue sky. Crisp air, gorgeous landscape, a small girl retching into a wastebasket ... just the normal stuff in our neck of the woods.

Attila the Son is doing a book report on Albert Einstein for his "people who changed the world" project. Maybe before Kollege Kid graduates this spring, we can wrangle a chance to meet Micky (http://klowns-in-my-koffee.blogspot.com/2010/08/day-132-klaim-to-fame.html), though I hear he gets touchy if you mention his great-grandpa. That must be the "special" Theory of Relativity.

3D or not 3D, That is the Question
The American Society for Quality (ASQ) meeting that I attended last night included presentations about 3D imaging techniques. My tiny geek sensors were all aquiver and the advancing technology presented truly interesting. If you have a few hundred thousand bucks lying around, I know a couple of guys who could set you up with some nice hardware.

Sure, they talked about dimensional inspection possibilities and non-destructive testing. Quality Girl was all tech geek jazzed, but Burning Khrome was bored until they got to the following stories.

Jay Leno has one of the 3d printing systems installed in his super-garage and uses it to create 3D images from which he can print plastic molds and then fabricate metal replacement parts for vintage cars. The presenter said that Jay imaged his face as well when their team was interviewing him. Why, Jay, why?

Check out Gizmodo for more info on Jay's 3D printer: http://gizmodo.com/5311414/jay-leno-uses-3d-printer-to-replace-rare-old-car-parts

In another example of 3D imaging that rocks more than imaging samples of rocks --
English alternative rock group Radiohead created a milestone video using this technology entirely with no traditional cameras or lighting. If only this technology could make lead singer Thom Yorke enunciate ...

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