The Little Guy lives on!
Monday, July 13, 2009

Maybe three months ago or so, I posted this thread ( because I was dreading the results for some lab work I did on a property.

The city that hired us to do this work I did not have good faith that they had serving their citizens in mind. By the preliminary lab results, we did detect some species of contaminants, but at a very low concentration that wouldn't be toxic. Furthermore, the contaminants were inconsistent from contaminants you might expect from historical activity at the site.

Still, I was worried the positive hit would give the city the excuse it needed to swindle the rightful landowner out of his property.

But the lab results came back, and we've put together a report, and the city shouldn't be able to use our data for unethical confiscation. Very happy, very relieved.


Wednesday, July 15, 2009 7:08 AM


I'm sure you'd be surprised. Sometimes I wonder whether people read any of our stuff, but when they see something that they don't like that worries them? Whoo! Flooded.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 9:02 PM


Haha, I hear you about internet addiction and getting work done. These past 1-1.5 internet-less months have perhaps been the most productive of my life! Who knew?

Glad there's no way your research might be misused though. That's always a scary prospect. I'd say the kind of stuff I do runs that risk, too, so I get where you're coming from – but that would be assuming that anyone will ever read what I write. Which would be a pretty big assumption. :-D

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 9:29 AM


Yeah, now if only I wasn't so addicted to the internet, so I could get more work done.

Also, I did not at all mean to sound like Jayne talking about applying cortical electrodes, and yet...

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 8:37 AM


Nice to know when you're going to work that you're doing something that means a damn.


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