In light of the recent notoriety I have achieved thanks to the ThrillistSF article
and now the spontaneous one on coolthings.com
, I am resisting the urge to go hide under the covers or in the closet behind the luggage. Possibly in the luggage. I have this voice in the back of my head that is residual security consciousness from the days of having a Q clearance. It tells me, loudly, "MAINTAIN MINIMAL WEBPRESENCE AT ALL
TIMES". It's part of why I have refused thus far to have a Facebook account.
Don't get me wrong, I've gotten some pretty awesome questions emailed to me that have been tremendous fun thinking about. Frosty martini prep on a 4-day backpacking expedition with no electricity is my personal favorite at the moment, along with a chance to discuss hot spots of the Mojave Desert. Actually getting some Steins Of Science out into the world blows my mind along with the reaction that people seem to be as tickled by them as I was when I built my first one. I'd been doing this as an "maker" project to occupy the idle hands during my furlough time. Becoming an internexpert
isn't something I wasn't expecting.
The hit rate due to Thrillist seems to ebbing now but coolthings.com is ramping up. And then I have another interview and Three Beer Science Demo on Monday. Life ain't back to normal obscurity yet.For your reference, The Three Beer Science Demo
Setup: Get three pints worth of beer, two pint glasses, and one stein of science
Pint 1: Control Beer. Leave this pint in glass on the table. Do not drink yet.
Pint 2: Pour into the stein of science. Put lid on and do not drink yet.
Pint 3: Timekeeper Beer. Consume this beer at normal rate and have pleasant conversation.
After Pint 3 is done, take sips of Pint 1 & 2 for temperature comparison of relative warming while on the table. Let minds be blown. Clean up your experiment by consuming the rest of Pints 1 & 2.