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Monday, September 17th, 2012 at 10:37 am - - Kayak Dive

What was I doing Monday and Tuesday?

Monday, September 17th, 2012 at 10:30 am - - Machining 7 Comments »

Last month in Austria I woke up and got out of my tent to be greeted by some fusspot who had just washed all my dirty dishes from the night before and was now lecturing me about what a slob I was for never doing my washing up. She was on safe ground because it was now impossible to disprove her as to my actual intentions because it was too late, the dishes were already washed up. And if I dutifully washed up before her every morning for the next seven days she would have been vindicated for telling me off and making me to get my act together. So it’s a lose-lose situation. The answer is you have to wash up immediately when there are fusspots on the loose who are looking for social credit to steal that they intend to cash in at the end of the expedition when it is time to clean out the toilets and it suddenly be your job by default.

Ideas are like dirty dishes. You have to publish them immediately before someone else washes them for you and leaves you with the job of merely making them work for the next 20 years.


Monday, September 10th, 2012 at 7:54 am - - Cave

Heavily edited (though perhaps not heavily enough) vid of the 3 hr derig trip into Steinbruckenhohle at the end of CUCC Austria Expo.

Here’s the map that goes with it. Entrance is the place on the right with the altitude.

Monday, September 3rd, 2012 at 2:34 pm - - Canyon, Cave

Got the video uploaded at last of our 10 caver escapade into Strubklamm canyon, now the recommended canyon for all CUCC-Expoers.

Monday, September 3rd, 2012 at 12:02 pm - - Cave

Drove 900 miles back to expo from Cambridge to participate in the last five days, when most everyone else had already left in time to avoid the final washing up and carry down.

You have to walk around these cows often occupy the path up to the top camp. It can be very inconvenient when the ground is steeper.