Double Dog Dare You…

What in the world is my “football” you ask?

Go ahead ask me about my “football” and you are likely to get me to go off on a half hour or more deer trail where I send you links to watch clips of my “football”. Remember you asked! My “football” entails long hours of watching live streams on YouTube of a variety of channels all focused on rocket ships. Not just any ship but Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy, StarHopper and Starship the lineup of rockets built and launched by SpaceX.

This is the short version of the best parts of this launch. It was actually about an hour or more watching the whole thing and then watching Starman until he was out of range! The MOST impressive and yelling worthy point of this mission was the fact that BOTH of the side boosters landed on land at the same time! Sadly the center booster missed the barge due to the high seas (if I remember right). This rocket has only ever gone up TWICE but there is one more planned for later this year!
My next favorite was watching the “flying water tower” known as Starhopper take off and land as the precursor to Starship testing.
These tests have us watching “football” multiple times per week just to possibly see something like this brief instant. Often everyone is up late as SpaceX does testing at night with 4-6 hour windows.

The BEST is coming soon however…

Next week is the launch of Dragon 2 to the ISS with VERY SPECIAL cargo… the first humans since 2011 to launch from the USA! Yes, it is football season year round for me…. right after the DM2 is a Starlink launch AND a 150 meter launch and land of Starship after likely a couple more test fires of it’s engines!

So really, I double dog dare you to ask about my “football” you will end up getting an education on Raptor Engines and LOX and so many other things that go into a launch. I’m only an armchair scientist but with every single launch I learn something new!

Want to learn even more about the rockets and their engines along with ALL the other rocket companies out there? I totally recommend watching ANYTHING Tim Dodd, The Everyday Astronaut has done from his videos on the engines to his live streams of all the launches including landings! On the live streams he answers questions as they fly at him in chat and there is so much he has learned just by talking to those in the industry including people at NASA and SpaceX!

I do have to admit I have watched other live streams of Boeing, Ariene Aerospace and several other ships going up too but I am a big fangirl of SpaceX.

Care Coordination & Personal Care Assistance Agency Lists

While the State of Alaska now has a fancy new dynamic tool to find providers it wasn’t always like that. In fact the Non-Certified Providers, Care Coordination and PCA lists were generated for posting to the website monthly by me. Below are how I built the lists:

XML Resume

I plan to edit and add to this XML resume in the coming days and weeks, for now this is a nice skeleton hand developed and coded. <?xml version=”1.0 encoding=”UTF-8″ ? >   <name>Sue Darby</name> <phone>907-707-5654</phone> <email>[email protected]</email> <website>www.sue-a-darby.com</website> <linkedin>www.linkedin.com/in/suedarby</linkedin>   <titles>Technical Writer, software Documentation, Software Support</titles>   <summary>Sue is a master of software applications both old and new. She enjoys both learning new applications and teaching other how to use those applications via written and illustrated tutorials documentation and chat.</summary>   <skills>XML, JSON, HTML, CSS Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Libre Office, Google Docs & Spreadsheets DITA, Scapple, Scrivener, Scribus, Publisher Corel Draw, Inkscape, Gimp Present information to technical and non-technical users Digital Verbal & Written Communication</skills>   <job>Technical Writer</job>   <company>Alaska Office Specialists</company>   <website>www.alaskaos.com</website>   <achievements>5+ Websites are demonstrations of website coding, writing and maintenance Author, illustrate and diagram 10+ instructions & articles written with an end user in mind Author XML documents</achievements>     <job>Technical Writer, Published Author</job>   <company>Sue’s Tiny Costumes</company>   <website>www.suestinycostumes.com</website>   <achievements>Published author of 2 books with articles in 4 magazines ~ “Pattern Drafting for Miniatures” & “Pattern Making for Dolls”, International Doll Magazine”, “Doll Castle News”, “Dolls, Bears & Anywears”, & “Dolls In Miniature “</achievements>   <job>Board Secretary</job>   <company>Alaska Coalition for Telehealth & TeleMedicine</company>   <website>www.akctt.org</website>   <achievements>Participate in discussions on regulations and effects of Telehealth and Telemedicine in Alaska</achievements>   <job>Senior Services Data Analyst Technician</job>   <company>State of Alaska</company>   <website>www.alaska.gov</website>   <achievements>66% increase in workflow via macro design, programming, development and implementation</achievements>     <college>Charter College</college>   <degree>Bachelors of Science Business Management & Information Technology</degree>    

Please Perform the Following Miracle

I am generally known as a “Miracle Worker” who can get insane amounts of tasks completed. As a joke I was left with a hand drawn version of this on my desk one day and so decided to turn it into a sheet of 4 that I could print. I left them on the corner of my desk and would find notes from co-workers, supervisors and other managers from time to time which would always make me smile! miraclenotes

Experience

Business

Sue’s Tiny Costumes

Entrepreneur, Owner, Webmaster, Technical Writer, Designer, Author

1995-Present

Alaska Office Specialists

Entrepreneur, Owner, Webmaster, Technical Writer, Designer, Author
2008-Present

Craft Pattern Emporium

Entrepreneur, Owner, Webmaster, Technical Writer, Designer, Author

2008-Present

Books, Music & More!

Entrepreneur, Owner, Webmaster, Technical Writer, Designer, Author

2008-Present

Coffee Institute

Entrepreneur, Owner, Webmaster, Technical Writer, Designer, Author

2008-Present

Professional

Launch Consulting

Data Analyst 
2018-2019

State of Alaska

Division of Senior & Disabilities Services

Senior Services Data Analyst Technician

2014-2017

Office Assistant II

2011-2014

Admin Clerk II

2008-2011

Nine Star Education & Employment

Americorps Career

Development Mentor & Computer Instructor

Michael’s Arts & Crafts

Cashier, Stock Clerk, Events Coordinator

Portland, OR

New Marine World Theme Park

Outback Gift Shop Clerk

Vallejo, CA

Steamboat Ski Corp

Food Service Cashier

Steamboat Springs, CO

Hamilton Stores

Fountain Cashier

Yellowstone National Park,

Old Faithful Basin, WY

Solano College Fashion Design Department

 Computer Tutor

 Suisun, CA

Camp Rotary

Arts & Crafts Counselor

Boxford, MA

Marine World

Food Service Cashier

Vallejo, CA

House of Fabrics

Floor Clerk

Fairfield, CA

Volunteer

Barony of Ravenstone

Sephaline, Order of the Rose

2018-Present

Alaska Collaborative for Telemedicine & Telehealth

Secretary

2017-Present

Alaskans for Palmer Hay Flats

Webmaster

2014

CCS Headstart

Classroom Aide

2005

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