Posted by: thebylog | August 21, 2004

Lately I’ve been e-mailing myself reminders for stuff.

I had a really good day today. It connected with people–some acquaintances from school, a guy at work, talked to Brandon for awhile tonight.

This morning–bluntly stated–I participated in the deceit that is photography. The IME department was trying to come up with people to take pictures of so at least they’d have real pictures in their brochures instead of “stock” photos from who-knows-where. They bring this cool two-wheeled electronic vehicle that when you step onto it and lean forward, you go forward. Lean back, you stop. Lean back some more and you go backward. Turn this little knob-thing, you turn, as easy as you please. So they bring this think out to take pictures with, the implication being, of course, that if you come to OSU Industrial Engineering, you will not only work on designing neat electronic gizmos like this (which had not been developed at OSU), but probably get to ride them around campus all the time as well.

Then we go to this classroom, and they have us pose on this gizmo again, this time in front of a white sheet. They wanted us to crouch around, and act like we were riding down the street with the wind in our hair having the greatest time of our lives. Seriously, they took a fan and blew it on the girls and one of the guys who had a tie, so it looked like they were outside in the wind.

I got more, but it’ll have to wait until tomorrow.

A sobering thing happened yesterday.

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  1. Yes it did. I assume you’re referring to the fact that yesterday a guy in my plant cut off 3 fingers in a tablesaw.

    Of course, some co-workers didn’t take it too soberly. Probably within twenty minutes of the incident, Bill shouted out to me “Hey Tom, want a motorcycle? That guy had one but he won’t be able to ride it now with no fingers!”

    Everybody should work in a large factory, just for the experience.

    This “electronic vehicle, gizmo,” are you referring to a famous Segway?

    Tom

  2. Yes it did. I assume you’re referring to the fact that yesterday a guy in my plant cut off 3 fingers in a tablesaw.

    Of course, some co-workers didn’t take it too soberly. Probably within twenty minutes of the incident, Bill shouted out to me “Hey Tom, want a motorcycle? That guy had one but he won’t be able to ride it now with no fingers!”

    Everybody should work in a large factory, just for the experience.

    This “electronic vehicle, gizmo,” are you referring to a famous Segway?

    Tom

  3. Eeew, gross! How terrible! to have your fingers cut off!
    Lauren

  4. Eeew, gross! How terrible! to have your fingers cut off!
    Lauren

  5. So the Segway’s famous? Ok, so it’s not a gizmo. It’s a cool machine, real cool.

  6. So the Segway’s famous? Ok, so it’s not a gizmo. It’s a cool machine, real cool.

  7. Is it famous? It’s been all over the news for years, since way before they were even available. I’ve never seen one. Did you get to actually ride it?

    Tom

  8. Is it famous? It’s been all over the news for years, since way before they were even available. I’ve never seen one. Did you get to actually ride it?

    Tom

  9. Yep, rode it. One of those things that showed up in Popular Mechanics, huh?

  10. Good lands. You got to ride one and didn’t even know what it was.

    Tom


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