Well I wanted to post a blog about my trip to NY, but I haven't been able to find the cable for my camera, so I have no pictures and so I don't want to blog about it. So instead I will complain about stupid lab equipment which wont work for me regardless of how many hours I spend trying to get it to play nice.
Only, I'm sick of complaining. Really I just want to go home, I don't even want this bowl of Crunchy Nut, I just want to go to bed. I nearly had it, I could see both continuum, not focused properly exactly but I could see them, but the intensity was too low, and then it seemed like the light from the setup was coming out much lower than it had been, as if I had to lower the periscope. So I tried to do this delicately, so as not to change the distances too much, but the slightest change threw the focus a mile off, and now I can't find the original position. And not only that but I'm thinking it isn't the right height, which means I have to go do the calculations again and put the setup together differently for the millionth time. On top of that it seems like the laser beam is coming out at an angle again even though I had fixed that months ago and haven't changed anything. All in all I need someone to do this for me, because clearly I am totally incapable of getting any optical alignment correct.
The experiments are supposed to be the fun part.
(pictures keep me sane)