Thursday, 15 May 2008

Gnashing of Teeth

Arrived back from CHC2008 full of ideas having had a successful visit. Lots of news and views to swap with the American and Canadians. Also lovely to catch up on the Commission 4 news in person.

Had a free lunch today so sat and read the RICS Research paper on "The Potential of Synthetic Aperture Radar for assessing carbon storage in savanna woodlands" (I always thought it was Savannah with an 'h'). I'd highly recommend it. And I'm most impressed at their levelling misclosure of only 7mm over nearly 1km. As I agreed with one of the authors today - probably a good dose of errors cancelling each other out there! wink

And my rant today? I received two magazine renewals by e-mail today for which I have free subscriptions. I merrily went through the form to renew, filling in name, address, job title etc until I got to astral sign. Astral sign? What on earth has that got to do with surveying? It's a mandatory question so unless I fill it in I will forgo two interesting geo magazines. But I object strongly to filling in such irrelevant information and am digging my heels in.

For now, the magazine publisher shall remain nameless.

3 comments:

heathcotesafari said...

Ruth, you're thinking of the lovely Savannah cider you drink when you're over here!

Lisa R. said...

Must be yet another of those advertising/marketing department ploys to divide their subscribers into ever more thinly sliced segments -- you know, maybe Librans will want to see ads for scales? Maybe Aquarians want to be exposed to ads for water filters?

John said...

Or maybe it's the new GeoDating service? After all, geodesy specialists must need to find love somewhere.