Wednesday, July 23, 2008

small pleasures and grainy photos

Everyday at lunch, I like to take a walk. I have always done this. Some places I work at have nice walking areas--I loved walking around midtown Atlanta and I liked going by the horse fields near the public library. One job I had nowhere to walk, and consequentially circled endlessly around the parking lot.

I grabbed a slurpy at the local QT and headed out for my daily walk.

My current job is surrounded by large, busy 6-8 lane roads, so I tend to cross one of these and escape to the cemetery. Its huge, and although I prefer gravestones to plastic flowers, they're growing on me as well. And this particular cemetery backs up to the air force base--which means some quite incredible planes are generally flying very, very low overhead.

(you liked the arrow, didn't you?)

There's also a row of very suburban houses that back up to the cemetery as well. I always think this is odd.

I'll bring my camera instead of just the phone next time.

Meanwhile, a much more productive Tavo is creating THIS:


doggybloggy said...

nice to be able to get out and have a stroll - it would be hard for me not to want to nap...LOL

Tanya Kristine said...

waht is it?

TavoLini said...

Doggy--It was! Good thing I have a mild phobia of red ants--that keeps me from laying on the ground too much ;)

TK--I think its some sort of mobile laser cart--I'll have him follow up with explanation tonight.

TavoLini said...

Hey Tanya,
That is a millimeter GPS system that I improvised with this cart to cart to simulate an earthmover in motion. The thing on the pole there gets GPS satellite signals and a laser signal from that thing back on the tripod. With this info it sends it to the box to my left and then formed into usable graphical info on the last thing to the right. With this info a contractor can accurately manipulate land development to within millimeters(MILLIMETERS!!!!) of a projects specifications.

It is all powered by a 12v car battery on the bottom level of the cart. Nevermind the things on the bottom of the cart, they are spares.

hope that answered your question tanya