June 21, 2005

Hello again

Hey, it's been a busy couple of days, and I couldn't remember the right website to post from my parents', so I've been slacking.

Summary: Went to a friend's party on Saturday, went to see Moses Guest that night at The Continental Club. [review: decent band, nothing really stuck with me]. Then went up to my parents' place for fathers day, helped my dad build a perpetual motion machine, caught a cold, and came back a little earlier than I had planned.

So, now I'm hoping this stupid cold goes away quickly. Probably got it from one of the rugrats at the party.

Posted by Owlish at June 21, 2005 10:28 PM

Perpetual motion machine? Did you just stick that in there to see if people were paying attention? If not, I'd love to see a photo.

Posted by: RP at June 22, 2005 07:26 AM

Oops, never replied to this. Sorry.

No, my dad talked to someone nearby who came up with a design for what is essentially a perpetual motion machine. We weren't really trying to make one, just making part of one to see if it would work.

The problem was, my dad sketched out the idea. When you look at the system in terms of momentum and weight [which was how he looked at it] it looks like it should work. When you look at it in terms of energy transfers [which is how I see it] it immediately fails. So we spent most of a morning, making stuff.

Posted by: owlish at June 25, 2005 03:32 PM
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