Sunday, January 20, 2008

Library of Congres started a pilot on Flickr

1. Operating a hand drill at Vultee-Nashville, woman is working on a "Vengeance" dive bomber, Tennessee, 2. At the Vermont state fair, Rutland, 3. Retiring a locomotive driver wheel in the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe railway locomotive shops, Shopton, near Fort Madison, Iowa. The tire is heated by means of gas until it can be slipped over the wheel. Contraction on cooling will hold it firmly in p, 4. Shepherd with his horse and dog on Gravelly Range, Madison County, Montana, 5. Parris Island, S.C., barrage balloon, 6. House, Houston, Texas, 7. Southeastern Georgia?, 8. Typical southeastern Georgia farm with newly harvested field of oats, 9. Southern U.S., 10. Typical southeastern Georgia farm with newly harvested field of oats, 11. Georgia oat field? Southern U.S., 12. Harvesting oats, southeastern Georgia?, 13. Cabin in southern U.S., 14. Cabin in Southern U.S., 15. Cabin in Southern U.S., 16. House in southern U.S., 17. Spreading fertilizer from 4-mule team wagon, Georgia, 18. Commuters, who have just come off the train, waiting for the bus to go home, Lowell, Mass., 19. Factory buildings in Lowell, Mass.?, 20. Brockton, Mass., Dec. 1940, second-hand plumbing store, 21. Headlines posted in street-corner window of newspaper off[ice] (Brockton Enterprise) ... Brockton, Mass., 22. Children in the tenement district, Brockton, Mass., 23. Detail of industrial building in Massachusetts, 24. Street in industrial town in Massachusettsz, 25. Lowell, Mass., street, 26. Railroad cars and factory buildings in Lawrence, Mass., 27. Detail of industrial building in Mass., 28. Street scene, possibly in Brockton, Mass., 29. [Children with adult in the tenement district, Brockton, Massachusetts], 30. Industrial buildings and a town in Mass., possibly Brockton, 31. [Train and several sets of railroad tracks in the snow, Massachusetts], 32. Massachusetts farm, possibly around Brockton, Mass., 33. Skating, vicinity of Brockton, Mass., 34. Near the waterfront, New Bedford, Mass., 35. Street corner, Brockton, Mass., 36. Industrial area in Massachusetts, possibly around New Bedford

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Procrastinating like crazy

Thursday and cold weather means Ärtsoppa and Pannkakor

Some years ago I worked on a project for SKF in Göteborg (Sweden). I was mainly during the winter months, meaning very cold and dark in Sweden. For the Swedes cold winter weather in Göteborg isn't even cold, since it's in the southern part of Sweden. Way up North is cold as they say. Where cars are connected to electricity posts to heat the engine and avoid frozen oil. If a truck starts driving in the morning it feels like driving on a bumpy road due to the tire being frozen and having a flat spot where it was on the road all night. Maybe I'm a sissy, but for me Göteborg was cold. Lunches at SKF main office were hearty and rich. Every Thursday it was traditionally Ärtsoppa and Pannkakor (yellow split pea soup and pancakes). With the soup you had dark brown bread and Sennap (strong mustard). The pancakes came with Hallonsylt (raspberry jam). After such a lunch one can go outside in the cold again.