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May. 14th, 2013 @ 09:29 am Feng Shui!
Or, Ya Gotta take your Yang with Your Yin!

Weird night resulting in no sleep.

My home is lined up almost perfectly to Magnetic North just by chance, not pyramid tolerances although the setting sun does cast my shadow in perfect alighnment to the orientation of the house, and two beams of light travel almost to the top of my driveway every year on my Birthday...

I've checked it with photos the day before, during, and after, using the tiles and a dowl rod in a stand and it's gotta be within seconds of being aligned.

I Meant to Do That!

LOL no just another Coincidence....

Anyways if I didn't mention it during my lapse I built a Tivo on Steroids a while back, six digital network tuners feeding an eight terabyte RAID5 server. Close to four thousand hours of recording time. I have a few hundred movies I thought my wife would like and have it set to record more I selected anytime they come on, even if its a year or two from now, and I'm starting to get a pretty good collection of mostly the classics that anyone in the house can access and watch. The TV is set up as a cloned monitor to one of the computers and last night we decided to watch something, forgot already what it was, but I had moved my bed that has always had my head facing South and my feet in the North, but had rolled it about fifty degrees counter clockwise to watch the flick. Fell asleep without bothering to roll it back, and in my sleep I apparently was constantly trying to turn myself so my feet were pointing West, making me lay diagonally in the bed, and fell out twice, Hahahhah!

I was having a nightmare of a job figuring out the sheets when I was half asleep, and after almost falling out a third time I was to the point I was gonna give up on sleep so I slowly woke up, then realized the trouble with the blanket was that my feet were off the bed at the far end, always a good thing to find your feet properly attached, and my right shoulder hanging midair on the other like I was a Human Compass.

Par on my Course...

Setting Sun
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Date:May 28th, 2013 06:04 pm (UTC)
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There is a theory that a lot of animals (e.x. birds, fish,) essentially anything that migrates, has an internal mechanism to determine magnetic north and that they use it to find there way on long migrations. I would bet that if that theory is correct and there really is a biological mechanism for detecting magnetic north, it is present in humans as well we just dont use it. It would be interesting to test a couple hundred people in a featureless room by asking them to point to magnetic north and see what the average error is. I sleep in a really tall captain's bed so when I fall out I really notice. I have been running my server fully redundant, it means longer down time if something goes wrong but it also means I can take some on the road if I am going somewhere.
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Date:May 31st, 2013 06:38 pm (UTC)
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Odd I seem to be trying to have my head pointing East and my feet West like I'm trying to neutralize the pull...

Either that or someone should have told me to head West when I was a young man LOL!