Photo a day: my spool is too big

Seriously. MY SPOOL IS TOO BIG.

Seriously. MY SPOOL IS TOO BIG.

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Photo a day: westward view

This view was my treat during one of my 5 mile runs through the CERN Meyrin site. It had been a gorgeous day, in the mid-50s F in temperature, with rain rolling in for the evening over the Jura Mountains.

This view was my treat during one of my 5 mile runs through the CERN Meyrin site. It had been a gorgeous day, in the mid-50s F in temperature, with rain rolling in for the evening over the Jura Mountains.

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Photo a day: marked

It could be the sign of The Operator . . . or it could mean the wall is marked for removal because they are renovating these old CERN H.R. office. Either way, I'm not sticking around.

It could be the sign of The Operator . . . or it could mean the wall is marked for removal because they are renovating these old CERN H.R. office. Either way, I’m not sticking around.

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Photo a day: the boneyard

Aidan calls is "The Graveyard," I call it "The Boneyard." (It's my blog post . . . I'll do what I want!) This is an area just behind the CERN Microcosm (their outreach facility) that houses experiments past.

Aidan calls is “The Graveyard,” I call it “The Boneyard.” (It’s my blog post . . . I’ll do what I want!) This is an area just behind the CERN Microcosm (their outreach facility) that houses experiments past.

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Photo a day: where the web was born

Most people don't know that the world wide web was invented at CERN for particle physicists. Now you know.

Most people don’t know that the world wide web was invented at CERN for particle physicists. Now you know.

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Photo a day: the great whiteboard experiment, part 2

This is the wall shortly after painting it with whiteboard paint; you can see the change in contrast where we stopped painting. This has to dry and set for 7 days before we can use it. Cross your fingers!

This is the wall shortly after painting it with whiteboard paint; you can see the change in contrast where we stopped painting. This has to dry and set for 7 days before we can use it. Cross your fingers!

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Photo a day: the great whiteboard experiment, part 1

We cleared this wall and prepared to wash it down and paint it with special whiteboard paint. We wanted a surface near the conference table that can be used for spontaneous discussions and lots of writing - putting up a whiteboard means drilling holes, so we decided to try this experiment with paint instead!

We cleared this wall and prepared to wash it down and paint it with special whiteboard paint. We wanted a surface near the conference table that can be used for spontaneous discussions and lots of writing – putting up a whiteboard means drilling holes, so we decided to try this experiment with paint instead!

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Photo a day: cooling tower

I just like the look of this beat up, rusted out old cooling tower.

I just like the look of this beat up, rusted out old cooling tower.

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Photo a day: example magnet

A superconducting quadrupole magnet sits outside of a building near the French gate on the Meyrin CERN site. Quadrupole magnets are the "lenses" of the particle accelerator world, allowing focusing and defocusing of the beams.

A superconducting quadrupole magnet sits outside of a building near the French gate on the Meyrin CERN site. Quadrupole magnets are the “lenses” of the particle accelerator world, allowing focusing and defocusing of the beams.

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Photo a day: condenser coils

These coils sit below a large dewar intended to hold cryogenic liquid.

These coils sit below a large dewar intended to hold cryogenic liquid.

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