I probably should tell all y'all what I've been doing instead of blogging.
I got a new job. Well, consider it more of a transfer. My task of modeling modular satellites came to an end about three weeks ago, but my supervisor Quinn Young looked around the Space Dynamics Lab and found another guy who was hiring. Dean Ferguson came to my desk and gave me the pitch, but I wasn't sure...he wanted me to work nights.
I held out for two solid days, considering my options. Then he returned and put the icing on the cake: a one-dollar raise.
The new job is part of the MKV project, paid for by the Department of Defense and contracted by Lockheed Martin. I don't know a lot about the project, but I do know that "MKV" stands for Multiple Kill Vehicle. SDL was contracted to calibrate a sensor for it. Turns out, that's one of the things they (we?) specialize in.
I've been doing odd jobs and attending meetings during the day. I won't begin my night-job proper for about another week or so, since we're still just getting the sensor all set up. I'll be working the baker's shift (4-7am), which is optimal, since I have morning classes every day and afternoons are open to napping.
I should also mention that this pentagon project is classified. What this means is I can't bring my cell phone into the room, so don't bother calling me at five in the morning. I won't answer. Also, I've already received interrim clearance, but the FBI investigation is ongoing, which means you may be contacted to vouch for me. And they could be reading this blog right now.
Just thought I'd add a little paranoia to your day.