Electrical impedance is the measure of opposition, a circuit presents to the passage of current under voltage.
Things have gone really well at work this week. Yesterday, when I arrived early, I was met with at-a-boys from all around the office. The team has been working hard, trying to get a deliverable out on time. After about a week of struggling on just my small facet of the larger product, I managed to go from zero to hero, literally overnight. The computer jobs that I had submitted Tuesday night had finished. They are long jobs and take hours to run on server class machines. Even though I got up early with Anne and left early for work, it still felt as if I had showed up late. By the time I arrived, my results had already been reviewed and judged a success. Thank God! I spent the rest of the day gilding the lily, making good better.
The Saint Louis Cardinals also had a good day. They beat the Washington Nationals 8-0. This puts them up 2-1 in their divisional playoff series. If they win again today, they’ll advance. The game was played during work hours. We tried to get the game on Internet radio, but the best that we could manage was Flash play-by-play. We really are working hard, really. Later, son David posted on Facebook, “Definitely worth it to skip out of work early and watch the game.” Seeing this, I called him on it and impersonated the Work Police. He wouldn’t pickup, so I left him a ‘threatening’ voicemail, from the Work Police.
After the game and after work, I read a Slate article about the Washington National’s outfielder, Bryce Harper, who wore a pair of red-tinted contact lenses in this playoff game. The article posed the question, “Do tinted contacts make any difference?” The article also concluded that they reduce glare, just like more esoteric eye black or ordinary sunglasses. A second claim, that rose-colored contacts make target objects like baseballs visually “pop” by filtering out certain wavelengths of light, is more problematic. Harper’s Wednesday hit production was rather lackluster (0-5) and his series performance is not much better (1-15), for a series batting average of 0.067. Maybe the tinted contacts do filter out certain wavelengths. Their reddish color would indicate that his contacts filter out the red wavelengths. Could this mean that he can’t really see his Red Bird opponents?
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Things have gone really well at work this week. Yesterday, when I arrived early, I was met with at-a-boys from all around the office. The team has been working hard, trying to get a deliverable out on time. After about a week of struggling on just my small facet of the larger product, I managed to go from zero to hero, literally overnight.