I participated in interview panels for our open faculty position yesterday, and it was a lot of fun. I can't say anything substantial about it other than they provided us with good coffee and delicious scones. After the interviews I had some lunch, then went over to the hospital to meet with a preceptor and student. all is well there.
I stopped by a park on the way home and had a bit of a walk. It wasn't a visually interesting park so I didn't take any pictures, but it did have a bunch of level 8 ingress portals, so I farmed as I walked, something I haven't done for months.
I came home and started laying out all my camera gear for my trip. One of our pre-trip homework assignments was to make a checklist of all the stuff we are bringing, which was actually kind of helpful. I was missing one battery and one of my lens caps, and looked all over for them. I finally found them in my backpack, along with the external hard drive I hadn't even started looking for yet.
The sensor on my old camera was kind of dirty. The newer cameras have built-in sensor cleaning functions, but this one is too old for that. In the past I have taken it to the camera shop and they cleaned it for a nominal fee, which has since gone up quite a bit. So I decided to do it myself.
I got some sensor cleaning fluid and the little cloth-covered spatulas that you clean with. I whooshed it off a few times with my air rocket thing, then used the spatula. It worked really well. I only missed one spot, which is ok. Skill points increased.
Now I have everything pretty much ready to go. I have to pack clothes and stuff, but I can do that tomorrow. I also need to contact the Airbnb guy to see how to get into his place. I sent him an email yesterday but haven't heard back. I have his number and will call him and ask why he hasn't contacted me. Grrr.
A picture from my campus walk this morning. It's super grainy, but I like the clouds.
I was looking at someone's powerpoint yesterday and I thought one of the bullet points said "avoid llamas", but it actually said "avoid trauma," whatever that means.