I’m proud to announce that the literary quality of this blog allegedly meets the highest possible standards. When I applied the statistical text analysis tool found at “I Write Like” on some of the most read posts on Manufacturology over the last 24 hours, I was told that my writing resembles that of Arthur C Clarke (3 posts), Daniel Defoe (1 post), and David Foster Wallace (2 posts).
I’m therefore proud to present the following badge:
Btw, here is an interview with the software developer who wrote the “I Write Like” site and algorithm. The results aren’t based on any “real” analysis. Read criticism starting with the comments here.
Home grown tomato plants on my veranda.
Summertime is here, and I’m more or less taking a break from the keyboard. Expect only sporadic postings until the end of August. For the next couple of weeks I will be having lazy days gardening and making some smaller maintenance jobs at our summer house.
Today was the first day back at home after a week of bathing and crab fishing with the kids on the beautiful island Syd Långö on the Swedish west coast. I was very pleased to find that my home grown tomato plants have survived my absence. Thirteen of the thirty seeds that I sowed in a planting box back in April have now grown into sturdy plants replanted in ten litre buckets. There are plenty of flowers, and I also found that one carries a small tomato.
The first big question now is, will I manage to keep them alive through the summer? And then if I do, will there be any tomatoes before the summer is over?
However, I’m not completely off work. Within a few days I can expect a list of names on students that have been granted admission to the Materials design programme, a 300 ECTS credit education in materials science for which I’m assistant program manager. Applicants are required to respond within about two weeks and confirm that they accept their place. During that time, I will keep an eye on my mailbox to ensure that no questions remain unanswered. All applicants will also receive a personal phone call to welcome them and give them a chance to ask questions.