“Away All Boats” resources

  • The book
  • The movie

  • USS Belinda
    Ormsby class transports here
    Landing craft, etc.

  • amtracks
  • LCT – Landing Craft, Tank
  • LST – Landing Ship, Tank
  • LCVP – Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel
  • LCM
  • Places
    Looking at the maps really gives you a sense of how remote these places were.

  • Mankin island map
  • Kwajalein island map
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    laissez le bon temps rouler!

    Just a test.

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    Black hole in the center of the Milky Way

    This short video from the UCLA group says a lot.

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    Maybe it’s time to start posting again

    Read got this from Claudia the Great.

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    Problem Report Form

    I was thinking about how intractable some of the problems we face are and how nice it would be if there a government office to help us with them. Then I realized there would be a form you would fill out. To be truly governmental, the form would:

    1. Have vague, misordered questions.
    2. Not give enough space to write an answer.
    3. In the insufficient space, have lines that were too close together for normal people to use.
    4. Have weird codes in a different font at the header and footer.
    5. have vague, misleading and insufficient instructions about what would be done with the information on the form and would would do it.
    6. Have part labelled FOR OFFICE USE ONLY filled with boxes of unknown, but vaguely threatening fields.
    7. Give absolutely no assurance that the information would be kept confidential.
    ProblemReport_24Jan2009

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    Mr. Squishy – Part 3

    “Mr. Squishy – Part 3″ from the collection “Oblivion” by David Foster Wallace”

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    Mr. Squishy – Part 2

    “Mr. Squishy – Part 2″ from the collection “Oblivion” by David Foster Wallace”

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    Mr. Squishy – Part 1

    “Mr. Squishy – Part 1″ from the collection “Oblivion” by David Foster Wallace”

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    Episode Twelve – What to read

    In the final episode of this series, we talk about what to read to keep informed as a practicing academic. One nice tool is an aggregator. (I use NetNewsWire).
    MindFeed: Fundmentalism in astronomy: article.
    Music: “Pop Science” by Devin Anderson and “I could have loved you” by Robin Stine. All music fomr PodSafeAudio.com.
    Episode Twelve

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    Epsiode Eleven – Multitasking and Time Scavenging

    This week, we talk about multitasking and time scavenging. Multitasking is trying to do two things at one time and we talking a little about how the brain works, what works, and what doesn’t. We also discuss using those odd minutes by time scavenging.
    MindFeed: Type 1a supernovea in Science, the dangers of fundamentalism in astronomy.
    Music: “Pop Science” by Devin Anderson and “I could have loved you” by Robin Stine. All music fomr PodSafeAudio.com.
    Episode Eleven

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