Fairbanks, Alaska

Matt and I were dispatched to Fairbanks to upgrade the Gigapop node site up there. Despite my hopes, we did not see any aurorae. It was cold—the whole time we were up there, the mercury didn't crest over 0C.

Friday-Monday, November 29th-December 3rd, 2007

1: View from the airplane window, somewhere between Seattle and Anchorage

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2: More mountains from the airplane window

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3: It was cold in the data centre! Here we see Matt warming his hands in front of the ARSC supercomputer.

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4: Detail of an ice sculpture, on the grounds of the UAF campus

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5: Another detail, same ice sculpture

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6: How I got the second detail shot (the first was illuminated with my flash from the left side, where you can see my backpack)

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7: The overall sculpture, illuminated by two tungsten footlamps

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8: Matt inspects our final installation

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