Three weeks at ACP (an editor's tale)

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So it begins - Jul 12, 2004 at 4:42PM
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San Marcos, Texas
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Greetings everyone.  While this site is a student site, and
the intent of the journal forum was to provide students doing
research and internships an opportunity to document their
experiences, I couldn't help getting in on the fun.
     Let me first introduce myself.  My name is Dave Donnelly,
and I'm the editor of this site.  My job as editor has been
made extremely easy by a large number of other talented
people who have been involved.  Some of those people have
posted journals in this forum.   I am a physics faculty
member at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX
(redundant, I know), and I have been active, both locally and
nationally, with SPS for the last ten years or so.
     One of the things I had decided I would like to do this
summer is devote some time to the Nucleus to accomplish a
few of the things we haven't quite gotten around to yet.  To
that end, I approached the SPS folks about spending a few
weeks at ACP, and was given the go-ahead.  After finishing
teaching summer school last Friday, my family and I set out
on Saturday to drive to Maryland from Texas.
     The drive proceeded pretty uneventfully.  The kids are
seasoned road-trippers (we drove to Florida AND California in
separate trips last summer), so they behaved pretty well.  We
passed the time listening to the fifth Harry Potter book on
CD.  It seems like they're getting darker with every book.  
After 11 hours of driving on Saturday and 15 hours on
Sunday, we finally arrived in College Park.
     We are staying in a student condo that is vacant for the
summer.  It's a 2-bedroom unit, so there is plenty of room for
the kids and us.  It also has a kitchen, which means we can
cook our own food instead of eating out every night (gets old
and expensive for three weeks).
     My first day at ACP has gone well.  I got my office, and
got started with ideas for the site.  The upgrade came out
today, and we have been fixing some minor bugs.  If any of
you have ideas for the site, please make sure and let
someone know and we will try to incorporat them.  That's
about it for now.  I will try to post something here every day
and let you know what I've been up to.

Stay out of trouble.


Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value -- Albert Einstein

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Re: So it begins   (Alysson - Jul 13, 2004 at 8:21AM)
Re: Re: So it begins   (Dave - Jul 13, 2004 at 9:21AM)
Re: Re: Re: So it begins   (Alysson - Jul 13, 2004 at 9:30AM)
Day 2   (Dave - Jul 13, 2004 at 4:41PM)
Re: Day 2   (Alysson - Jul 13, 2004 at 7:05PM)
Wednesday   (Dave - Jul 14, 2004 at 4:52PM)
Thursday and Friday (2 fo...   (Dave - Jul 16, 2004 at 4:57PM)
Better late than never?   (Dave - Jul 21, 2004 at 4:50PM)
More from the office.   (Dave - Jul 27, 2004 at 4:49PM)
It's been fun!   (Dave - Jul 29, 2004 at 11:10AM)
Re: It's been fun!   (Admin - Jul 29, 2004 at 11:40AM)
Re: Re: It's been fun!   (Dave - Jul 29, 2004 at 11:45AM)
noooo love.   (Admin - Jul 29, 2004 at 11:47AM)
Re: It's been fun!   (Alysson - Jul 29, 2004 at 11:47AM)
Re: Re: It's been fun!   (Dave - Jul 29, 2004 at 11:57AM)
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