Color Perception

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Working in geospatial technologies, color discrimination plays a key role in the cartographic (mapmaking) aspect of my career. For published maps, understanding the differences in what people can perceive visually is important. For example, it is fairly common for men to have hues of color that they have difficulty distinguishing between, such as between blues and greens. I found this article fascinating for learning more about the role that color plays in the survival of birds and bird species. #colorgeek #birdlover #savoringNature

Long read, but that is how you learn and evolve…. Birds perceive 'warm' colors differently from 'cool' onesBirds…

Posted by Avian Conservation & Education Network on Monday, June 3, 2019

Greeting the Day

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I am happiest when I greet the day by asking myself one or more of the following questions:

  • What can I savor or enjoy today?
  • Who might play and delight in life with me?
  • Where outdoors would I like to explore?
  • How would I like to express myself today?
  • What would I like to put my hands on?
  • What skills would I like to hone?
  • Who do I get to collaborate with today?
  • What working of things would I like to understand?
  • Who can I love, appreciate, and be curious about?
  • Who might love, appreciate, and be curious about me?
  • How would I like to rest and relax?

How do you greet the day?


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Back in March, yes March, I was trying yet again to fix my gear changing problem on my road bike. Over winter, I spent quite a number of hours on it, in fact. Much too stubborn to get pro mechanic help at the bike shop (since I had no problem dialing it in in previous years), I was resolute in doing the repair myself.

Now I won’t go into all the places a thorough home geek mechanic checks for the cause of a gears-related problem. Which I most certainly did. Or the correct order of troubleshooting that we carefully follow. Which I did.

Or did I? After all my increasingly complex efforts, I had unwittingly bypassed one of the first and simplest potential causes…Maybe the rear wheel wasn’t firmly seated into the frame in the first place. Duh. An easy fix. I’ll just re-seat it.

The bike was nice and high already in the bike stand, so I quite easily reached over and released the rear wheel quick release lever. It was quick alright. The rear wheel promptly tumbled through the chain and derailleur and plummeted to the floor…

[Walking the trail of shame]
I have now lost all credibility as a bike mechanic. Not only because it was such a novice move to unlock the wheel when the bike was off the ground, but also because I left the wheel in disgust, prostrate, on the workshop floor, since March. March! Seriously its still there. Here’s proof. See picture. I’ve been riding my mountain bike ever since. I’ve been riding my mountain bike…shhhhhh… [whispering]…on pavement. Now I’ve gone and lost all credibility as a mountain biker, too.

P.S. The wheel might just languish there for quite some time…

#stupidgeekgirlmoment #tmi #ohtheshame

#mycyclinghumor 😉

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