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So glad its going well, Yeti.  Yeah I know a lot about metrology. People always think its meteorolgy and ask me what the weather is gonna be like tomorrow.  I do the standard laugh and enlighten them, politely.

 

I was not in your field, but any metrology must be precise and can go down to very VERY fine measurements.  Even climate control as in temperature, humidity, radiant heat from the walls, air flow etc can make a huge difference.  Even the heat of your hands where I was.  In my previous life, I ran a lab which tested and calibrated engineer's equipment.  Loads of eyestrain with the instruments used, and working to international, national and British standards.  "Meticulous" is the word to apply here - no room for error.

 

Young students often wonder "Why I am doing Maths (etc)- I'll never need it when I get a job". Ha! Somewhere, somehow, it comes along .  Then bites you if you didn't pay attention

 

 

Meteorology ...HAH

 

Fluke sells metrology standards--water triple point ones encased in quartz, 0.999999 metal ones encased in quartz, etc. Their bath-type thermal comparison calibration systems are the ones I will be responsible for repairing, testing and calibrating (and it's a very small number of them that have an issue compared to how many they sell--hence one repair technician worldwide--the guy who was doing it, and now me in his place). Uncertainty for the systems goes as fine as a few thousandths of a degree C ... and I understand this stuff. What a nerd I am. I'm even more impressed with Fluke than I was before I took this job. I also have plenty of help available from the engineers when I have a question, so you can now breathe a sigh of relief.

 

I thank you for your everlasting good nature, Ms Sunshine

 

Now you said climate control--since you studied that, you should be able to control climate, right? We need more sun in the winter here.
 


Edited by OregonYeti - 9/11/10 at 12:45am
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Thanks!

 

I'm a wannabe chef. That's why I hang out with you cool people.

 

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Well Congrats on your new position ! .... we are all chefs at heart ....no?

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Yeah...Agreed and acknowledged. People at Cheftalk are the coolest people...

Cooking does not only involve food at the table, it's all about the LOVE that you put in it.

 And people here has a lot of those...:)

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We are going to close this one down it has been around since 2008. We can start a new fresher topic thread.

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Nicko 
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Thanks,

Nicko 
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All About Braising: The Art of Uncomplicated Cooking
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