Edit: Start time changed to 12:15:20 PM.
Pink Floyd is one of my favorite bands. I have to admit that when I first heard about the total eclipse of August 21, 2017, The Dark Side of the Moon didn’t immediately pop into my head until just recently. I’m certain it is not a new idea to time TDSotM to the time of totality of the eclipse, but to me, this is something that is right at the top of my bucket list. I know, I’m strange.
The first thing I needed to do was to find out when the totality of the eclipse would occur where I live. Luckily the Eclipse 2017 website has that information readily available. My local time for totality is 12:57:30 PM.
The second thing I needed to do was to find the time to the apex of the song Eclipse on TDSotM. This sounds simple, but can be a little complicated depending on which version of the album you have and how its stored. For me, I have the album on iTunes from the 20th Anniversary Edition, so the time to the apex for me is 42:10. Using this time should get you in the right neighborhood for a pretty good coinciding time for the eclipse.
Finally, subtract the time 42:10 from the time of totality. Again, for me, this is 12:57:30 PM. If all goes right, the time for me to start playing TDSotM is at 12:15:20 PM. Over the next few days, I am going to do some testing to make sure this time works correctly but I think it will.
Good luck to all who plan on trying this.
Last week, I wrote about trying a cold brew coffee by Bizzy Coffee. Maybe I misread where it said that you could drink it cold but, bleh! I did not care for it cold. Since we are in the midst of a devil’s sauna, I did not care for it hot either. Perhaps, coffee will never be for me, if it is, it will be a winter drink, but I think it will always be something I occasionally try.
I’ve still got some of this left that I need to get through so I got myself some French Vanilla flavoring to help me through it. That is not what is new this week, however, just an update to let everyone know that the coffee won’t go to waste.
This week, we move away from caffeinated beverages into the world of snacks, oriental snacks to be precise.
I always enjoy trying foods of other cultures, even if they are Americanized in some manner which I have the feeling this is.
Kame Rice Crackers were calling my name in the small oriental food section of a local grocery store. They looked like something I may like so I picked them up.
They look somewhat healthy having only 90mg of sodium, 0g of saturated fat, 0g of sugar, 120 calories and 2g of protein per 16 crackers. They are also certified gluten-free and non-gmo verified, if your into that. I will let you know how it goes.
Today is my six year work anniversary with Xpanxion. With the exception of about a year or so when I was sick and then recovering from pancreatitis, it has been a very enjoyable experience. Even when I was recovering from my illness, I was enjoying learning new things that I could apply to my work. Among the things I am most proud of is my continued work on an internal application I developed to handle internal employee reviews. I have learned so much about software development working on that project than you can learn reading textbooks for a class.
Now our company is at a turning point. Not a bad one, mind you, the future looks very bright for Xpanxion. We are building a multi-million dollar rural conference center in my city of Kearney that will be state of the art. Our client list is growing almost weekly, we are in a good place. We grow not because we advertise or buy clients, we grow because our reputation grows. Our quality and work-force both here and overseas is incomparable to any other company like ours.
I just wanted to take a moment to reflect on my time with Xpanxion. I am biased, but I truly believe it is one of the best places to work.