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Crickants II: The mind, it races

Yesterday: drew up a preliminary "graphical abstract" for manuscript on the verge of submission, led lab meeting discussion of awesome but complex local adaptation paper, did daily feeding experiment chores, got crickets set up to start the real deal for circadian experiments. I thought I might escape early, but I was so wrong. When I got home, I made pizza, bread, and muesli, and then it was time for bed. We didn't cook anything that generated leftovers last weekend, which is reminding me about how stressful it can get when I need to cook during the week, especially when I don't even get home until 7:30 pm. I should cook up a big vat of pasta with vegetables, and another big vat of lentils and rice, and I should freeze a bunch of the lentils and rice for quick meals.

Other things on the agenda: I want to update my website. It's showing its age, and I think it needs more visual elements. Part of the website update will be updates to my research statement, teaching statement, and CV. I'm actually excited about updating my research statement, as CW helped point out one major thing that should help bring it together. She also suggested working on my elevator speech, and she's right about that as well.

I need to keep pushing on the leafcutter manuscript, too.

Do any of you have good experiences with small solar chargers? I want to bring along a Jambox on RAGBRAI at the end of the month, but its battery only lasts 1 day before it needs a recharge, as we learned on the STP.

Hmm, I should also see about getting a new front basket for the Jolly Roger before RAGBRAI.


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Jun. 23rd, 2016 03:27 am (UTC)
Where would you mount the solar charger? I'm presuming you'd like it to charge while you're riding. How large would seem onerous?
Jun. 23rd, 2016 06:40 pm (UTC)
I could mount one either on the front rack or the rear rack, and I think anything much larger than the size of a sheet of paper would hit the range of an awkward size. I can't remember for certain, but we may be carrying camping gear and riding bike tourist style. In the very least I'm figuring I'll have at least one pannier going in the rear. If I get my act together I might also have a new picnic basket up front, and it seems to me like something could fit on the lid pretty nicely.
Jun. 24th, 2016 04:39 am (UTC)
That's sounding a lot like about A4 paper size. I haven't seen any that specific size but let me do a bit of looking around. There are a lot of trickle chargers intended for rv's or cars, to sit on their dashboards, and it's possible at least some are closer to square than to a very long thin rectangle.
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