The Millennium Falcon

I have been meaning to try out the 3D printers at work and final got the chance today. In a galaxy of items to make, what did I pick? The ship that made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs! Yes, the Millennium Falcon. The material is made from corn, there are 651 layers, and the total print time was 7 hours 10 minutes.

Dead Pool 2017

The prizes and trophies were awarded yesterday (Saturday January 6, 2018) at the annual Minnesota Dead Pool party. Congrats to Josh and Derek for winning this year and for Janet and Dave for coming in 2nd and 3rd! Sadly, I was a non-winner this year. Great party Sloane and Derek!

The final standings were as follows:

The 2017 Janet St Martin Sweepstakes
1st – Derek – Board 1
2nd – Janet – Board 3
3rd – Dave – Board 2

The 2017 Terry Aho Memorial Draft Pool
Winner – Josh
Runner Up – Derek

Christmas Eve 2017, part 3

Christmas Eve 2017, part 3

In Iceland people participated in Jolabokaflod, the “Christmas Book Flood,” where on Christmas Eve, everyone opens their presents (aka books) and spends the rest of the night reading. Think about it, a county where the default Christmas gift is a book. So here is my reading selection for Christmas Eve and also drinking hot coco just like the Icelanders do.

Christmas Eve 2017

Christmas Eve 2017 at Steve and Sue’s house.

p.s. I had to work on this Christmas Eve Sunday until 6pm. Dinner was at 5pm.

The Norwegian Explorers 2017 Christmas Annual

This year The Norwegian Explorers 2017 Christmas Annual’s theme was “Fame and Fortune in the Canon.” For my submission, I tried to think of something creative and a bit unique, so I submitted “The Case of the Sherlock Holmes Sudoku Puzzle.” Yes, its really a Sudoku puzzle, but with a Holmes theme. I have always wanted to create a Sudoku puzzle and figured that this would be a good opportunity.