We didn’t have any crazy April Fool’s Day jokes here at HiROC yesterday, but there were a few fun incidents. One of our post-docs announced he had been offered a tenure-track faculty position (which isn’t that unrealistic, actually!). Despite the lack of any actual job opening, he got a few congratulatory emails before someone spilled the beans.
Our HiPlan developer, the HiCommander, had a little surprise for us in our planning software, like last year. I was forced to click “Authorize” in order to use HiPlan, and now I owe HiRISE $620. Hopefully that’s a tax-deductible business expense.
On another topic, a number of us have signed up for Google’s new Mars expedition. It seems like the next logical career move after MRO’s mission is complete. In fact, we’re scouting potential sites for Virgle City right now. That’s assuming their references to the first “manned journey to Mars” are not to be taken literally, and that women will be considered as potential colonists. (ahem.)