The last week of June has been my first full week in the office at NSTec. Things have been moving slowly but surely in trying to figure out computer programs. After some difficulties in trying to get matlab and SPW installed, and immense amount of help from Bob, I now have three computer screens and two computers, one that has matlab and unix and the other that has SPW. I have been going through matlab and unix tutorials trying to learn more about the programs. Additionally, I have done some reading on SPW but have found that the interface between SPW and the version that we have here, SPW3 is quite different. Cathy gave me the manual for SPW3 and I have been trying to work my way through it but so far I am still having troubles figuring out the program.
The vibroseis survey is planned for next tuesday and wednesday, July 9-10, but hopefully we will be able to complete it in one day. As we are unable to access one of the sites, we will only be conducting the survey at the other site. We will be conducting the survey with some people from UNLV, and we will be using their equipment. Last week we went over to the university to take a look at the cables and the mini-vibe truck. I have completed surveys before at school using a betsy gun and at orientation using a weight drop, but I have never done a vibroseis before so I am very excited to see how the truck works.
Although safe from snakes inside the building, I have learned that you have to be on the lookout for cockroaches around here as they make frequent appearances. We also caught a lizard the other day that was trying to escape the heat and set him loose outside. My mom came into town this weekend so my family made a trip up to Bryce Canyon. It was a great opportunity to get some hiking in, although we did come across a rattlesnake on the trail who let us know that he didnt want us to be there. Despite the minor set back, the hike through the famous canyon was quite spectacular.
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