Stuff we've discussed on IRC.
Posted by ats at 2006-05-31 21:43
"But the crew could not find that bag when they were collecting together their spacewalking gear on the station. So they may use another bag, close it with bungee cords and then put it inside several other bags."
"The incident highlights the difficulties of keeping track of thousands of objects on the space station. Williams and Vinogradov could also not find a Russian foot restraint they were planning to use for this spacewalk."
"[...] if an object is not where the computer says it should be, NASA tries to track things down by speaking to previous astronauts who lived on the station to see if they can remember where it might be."
So next time someone complains my room's untidy, I can just claim "I'm using the NASA approach".
You'll have to put barcodes on everything then
I consider this a small price to pay.
(After all, all the books and most of the CDs already have barcodes, and that's at least half of the discrete items I own!)
I knew you were going to say that
Have fun barcoding your socks, and toothbrush
And the spare strings for your instruments ;)
The socks can live in a large bag barcoded "socks", and the instrument strings come in ready-barcoded packets.
The toothbrush is a more interesting problem, but fortunately it doesn't live in my room anyway... ;)
Posted by David at 2006-05-31 15:03
"Academics have rejected a 13.1% pay rise proposal amid warnings that an exam-marking boycott could intensify into strike action."
What fun. Really.
Posted by David at 2006-05-31 10:22
The One Laptop Per Child effort has a big pile of prototype systems, and they are looking for developers who would like to use them to help with OLPC development.