Tuesday was a pretty eventful day! I clocked in and out perfectly (8:00, 12-12:30 for lunch, and 4:30), so I was very excited because the time clock stresses me out! Anyway, I got here at 8 as usual and did my blog, but the pinwheel of death (instead of an arrow) prevented me from logging out of all of my things, and I was late for breakfast, which started at 8:30. Oh well, it was still good because I ate 2 muffins and 2 donut holes!
After breakfast, Prati and I started reading an article Andy sent us. At 9:45, we did the tutorial from the e-mail for the meeting at 10...Then, at 10, we went to a remote sensing meeting about the New Zealand earthquake just to do something different. I'm actually really glad we went! It gives us an opportunity to experience a different aspect of imaging science.
Once it ended, we came back to the lab and I did 5 maps. Basically, the website (http://tomnod.com/geocan/?group=2) gives you two maps: a before, and an after. You click on the outline of buildings that are damaged, and you say they sustained either substantial damage, heavy damage, or complete destruction.
After that, I started working on our "before surveys," or the surveys we'll give our subjects before they complete the experiment. I was having some trouble because Word is different on Macs, and I'm so used to PCs. I figured it out eventually, it just took me a bit longer. I also condensed them to fit onto 2 pages instead of the original 4 pages it was supposed to be- just trying to save the world!
Before I finished, we went to lunch. We ate outside in the grass with everyone, and it was very nice! Unfortunately, I had to leave at 12:28 before everyone else because I wanted to have a perfect day!
After lunch, I finished the "before surveys" and started to work on the "after surveys" when I realized we'd need to make the video before we could do the "after survey." Therefore, we spent the rest of the day getting frustrated and downloading YouTube clips (legally I think)! We couldn't find the show we were originally planning on using, so we "nabbed" a different show with the help of a YouTube video that taught us how. By "nabbed," I mean using a site called clipnabber to download videos on URLs you can copy and paste into the little space and then "nab" them. I started getting very good at this, and at iMovie. I won't say any more because we might be using some of you readers as lab rats!
I went home before we finished, so I'm excited to see what Prati has! Tuesday was a very good day because we started our study, and we now have lots to do! I hope you have enjoyed this blog post because it is the unintentional second draft. I just wrote this at 8:30, but it apparently didn't save and therefore I had to start over!!! UGH!!! Then, it did it again!!!!!!!! This time, though, I copied it before I tried publishing so it was much better. Anyway, thanks for reading and sorry for the delay!