August 2nd, 2005


Honey-Do List

NASA orders emergency repairs on Discovery
HOUSTON, United States (AFP) - NASA ordered an unprecedented repair operation on the Discovery shuttle to ensure it can make a safe return to Earth. The US space agency decided to cut off two ceramic fibre strands hanging from the belly of the shuttle to end any "uncertainty" about whether it would be in danger on re-entering the Earth's atmosphere, said Wayne Hale, deputy head of the US shuttle programme. Either Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi or American Steve Robinson [probably Robinson] will carry out the repairs during their third spacewalk of the mission on Wednesday, officials said. NASA experts are worried that the shuttle could overheat because of instability that the gap fillers, dangling from between thermal tiles on the underside of the shuttle, could cause.

NASA Sets Spacewalk to Repair Discovery's Heat Shield
Hale said that while the gap-filler repair is slated for an Aug. 3 spacewalk, an extra day added to the STS-114 mission on Sunday allows room to push the EVA back a day should the shuttle crew and spacewalk planners request it. "We would take the extra transfer day that we’ve added…and move it in front of the EVA instead of in back of it if they request," Hale said.

Gap Filler Repair Techniques
Engineers practice techniques to eliminate or trim protruding gap fillers that Astronauts Soichi Noguchi and Steve Robinson will use during their spacewalk. The ceramic coated-fabric gap fillers are used to prevent hot gas from seeping into gaps between the Shuttle’s protective tiles.

Flight Day 7 : Post-MMT Briefing Images

ironically, Wednesday, 03-August falls on the 10th House (Aries - Career, social stature, and destiny (Career)) in my Excel grid. Atu VII. The Chariot assigned to Day Triplicity (Aries 00°-15°) & Atu VIII. Adustment assigned to Night Triplicity (Aries 15°-30°).


Boundary Layer Transition


Boundary layer @ Wikipedia
In physics and fluid mechanics, the boundary layer is that layer of fluid in the immediate vicinity of a bounding surface. In the atmosphere the boundary layer is the air layer near the ground affected by diurnal heat, moisture or momentum transfer to or from the surface. On an aircraft wing the boundary layer is the part of the flow close to the wing. The Boundary layer effect occurs at the field region in which all changes occur in the flow pattern. The boundary layer distorts surrounding nonviscous flow. It is a phenonomen of viscous forces. This effect is related to the Leidenfrost effect and the Reynolds number. The aerodynamic boundary layer was discovered by Ludwig Prandtl at the beginning of the twentieth century and represents one of the greatest discoveries in the history of aerodynamics. It is particularly important in aerodynamics because it is directly responsible for the drag experienced by a body immersed in a fluid.

Boundary Layer Transition
Despite being studied by many researchers, the fundamentals of boundary layer transition remain poorly understood. In recent years there has been an increase in the level of interest in the subject because of its widespread applications, from the design of gas turbine blades to that of the thermal protection systems on lifting re-entry vehicles such as the space shuttle. Appropriate transition models are still lacking and many fundamental experiments need to be carried out to obtain a better understanding of this phenomena. In addition to transition inception, the transition zone itself needs further study where recent evidence suggests that turbulent spots are not simply uniform two-dimensional arrow-head structures and could have a significant effect on the surrounding flow.

NASA ponders shuttle repair work during spacewalk
The concern is that one or both gap fillers in question could "trip the boundary layer" during re-entry, that is, disrupt the smooth, laminar flow of supersonic air across the belly of the shuttle and create eddies of turbulence that, in turn, would result in higher downstream heating.

Exclusive: Did Rough Wing Break Columbia?
The three axes of flight are roll (tilting of one wingtip up and the other down), pitch (movement of the nose up or down), and yaw (turning of the nose to the right or left). "Anything to cause increased drag on that left wing would certainly have caused it to yaw," Anderson said. "The shuttle is designed to fly straight. It is not designed to fly sideways. That would have been absolute disaster if something had yawed it so much that it was basically trying to fly sideways." As a space shuttle re-enters Earth's upper atmosphere, the initial movement of air over the wings is smooth and orderly—called laminar flow. At a key point in the flight, called the boundary layer transition, the increasing speed causes the smooth flow to breakup into eddies, becoming "turbulent flow." The shift increases heating and drag on the wings.

Columbia Accident Board Refines Failure Scenarios
Boundary layer transition heating. Adm. (ret.) Harold W. Gehman, Jr., who heads the Columbia accident board, said his group has "begun a line of investigation" into how premature changes in the boundary layer possibly caused by launch debris damage could have increased reentry heating. The board is still investigating whether Columbia experienced an early boundary layer transition (BLT); Aviation Week has reported that such an early transition could dramatically increase thermal effects, especially on any damaged areas of the wing (AW&ST Feb. 24, p. 20). Last week, investigators said left-wing roughness characteristics that had caused earlier premature BLT events on Columbia had been corrected in its 1999 overhaul, but wing-roughness BLT factors associated with the tank debris remain an issue in the thermal analysis.

Boundary layer transition @ Wikipedia
The process of a laminar boundary layer becoming turbulent is known as boundary layer transition. This process is an extroadinarily complicated process which at present is not fully understood. However, as the result of many decades of intensive research, certain features have become gradually clear, and it is known that the process proceeds through a series of stages [receptivity, linear stability, non-linear effects ??].


Asian Ambrosia Beetle

found this yesterday

Rare Beetle Found in Massachusetts Forest
BOSTON - A species of beetle never before seen in North America has been discovered in a Massachusetts forest, but the Asian insect does not appear to pose an ecological threat, experts said Monday. Twenty-two beetles belonging to the Xyleborus seriatus species of ambrosia beetle were found in April in traps set by state forestry workers in Southborough, about 25 miles west of Boston. Two or three more were trapped in nearby Stow. The insects were sent to Cornell University to be studied. They may have "hitchhiked" to the United States on wooden crates shipped from Asia, Cornell entomologist Richard Hoebeke said. "My guess is that it has been around awhile and simply gone undetected because nobody was looking for it," said Hoebeke, who announced the finding in an e-mail to colleagues on July 20. Each year, a dozen species of insects on average are discovered for the first time in the U.S., he said. Some insects, such as the hemlock wooly adelgid, emerald ash borer and Asian longhorn beetle, can wreak havoc on wildlife habitat. However, most ambrosia beetles feed on fungi in dead or dying trees, not healthy ones. "So far, it's not a cause for concern," said Glenn Rosenholm, regional spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service. The new beetle is about two millimeters long and has brown legs and wings. Scientists are thinking about naming it the "Southborough beetle."

Ambrosia Beetle
Ambrosia beetles are wood-boring beetles in the genus Platypus. They attack weakened or recently cut trees, feeding on a fungus which they bring to the tree. They attack both pine species and hardwoods, but do not attack either healthy trees or seasoned lumber. The beetle derives its name from its curious cultivation of a succulent fungus, called ambrosia. Ambrosia beetles bore deep though minute galleries into trees and timber, and the wood-dust provides a bed for the growth of the fungus, on which the insects and larvae feed. Scientific classification :: Kingdom: Animalia; Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Insecta; Order: Coleoptera; Family: Platypodidae; Genus: Platypus.

Fact Sheet on Ambrosia Beetles
It's not enough that our trees are under attack by pine beetles. It's also that time of year when the Asian Ambrosia Beetle (Xylosandrus crassiusculus (Mot.), Coleoptera, Scolytidae) may be attacking your trees. Usually the "toothpicks" are the first sign of the attack. The "toothpicks" are the frass (sawdust) created by the adult female beetle boring into the tree. A wide variety of trees and shrubs, including pecan, peach, plum, cherry, persimmon, oak, elm, sweet gum, magnolia, fig, buckeye and possibly others, may be attacked by the beetle. The female bores into branches and trunks of the plants in order to lay eggs. Once the beetle is in the hole the "ambrosia fungus" is seeded into the plant. The fungus grows rapidly in the moist environment. The female and the new larvae feed on the developing fungus. They do not feed on the wood.

Five Mile House
When burnt-out homicide policewoman Leslie Stone shoots a suspected child murderer, she is put on leave of absence. Her building contractor husband gets a job in a small New England town, restoring the house of Eleanor Bly, who, legend says, killed all her children and then jumped to her own death. Unknown to all, Eleanor's ghost haunts this house, and Eleanor's first-person narration of her own tale alternates with Leslie's story. For modern-day atmosphere, the town has a Wiccan coven. Leslie befriends Gwen, an ex-member of the coven. After a miscarriage, Gwen kills herself, but Leslie does not believe it is suicide. The ghost narration is a nice hook, and might carry the book if it weren't overshadowed by problems large and small. For example, a character misquotes Macbeth; the correct line is "Double, double, toil and trouble", not "Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble" as it appears in Novak's book. This line is quoted often enough, and Shakespeare is easy enough to check, that Novak and her editor have no excuse for the gaffe. Another annoying problem is the name of the lost, mystical book whose existence Gwen was attempting to disprove before she died: the Analecta Seriatus; the second word should be "Seriatim". (You can find it in the Oxford English Dictionary.) Although people in small New England towns have been both famous and much maligned over the years for their reserved manner, they generally are more reserved than the people in this book; Wellington feels more like a Midwestern town than one in the Northeast. Mixed up with the Wiccan coven are stories of the aforementioned Analecta Seriatus, which supposedly begins with a lethal recipe for cement, and continues with a calculation of the number pi all the way to the last digit. Never mind that pi is endless; the New England Wiccans I've known are far more interested in books about herbal remedies, and they forbid sacrifices, whether human or animal, in the strongest terms. The focus on this mystical book, which may or may not exist, ruins the climax of the mystery. Although I won't speak to the interests of individual Wiccans, a Wiccan group fixation on an ancient cement mixture and the calculation of pi is so out of character that by the time your heart is supposed to be thumping, your mouth is yawning instead. Although the ghost narrative is truly intriguing, it cannot save Five Mile House. A reviewer never enjoys panning the toil of a first-time novelist—so here's hoping that this new author works to make her second mystery trouble-free. Novak should set her next book in a more familiar place, study up on her ancient languages and Shakespeare, and stay away from the sensationalized, Hollywood version of goddess worship.

Beetle Gematria


222 :: see - fini, 50 Gates & star figures, &etc.



AQ 380 = INDICATION OF REALITY = SOUTHBOROUGH BEETLE = CRAZY FUCKING BASTARD (personally i like fucking crazy bastard!)


Beetle Etymology
Coleoptera (meaning "sheathed wing")
Xyleborus is a family of beetles, Coleoptera one of which X pyrii, causes Pear Blight.
Latin Seriatus (arranged in a series)

ser-2 :: To line up. 1. series, sertularian; assert, desert3, dissertate, exert, exsert, insert, from Latin serere, to arrange, attach, join (in speech), discuss. 2. Suffixed form *ser-mon-. sermon, from Latin sermo (stem sermon-), speech, discourse. 3. Perhaps suffixed form *ser-a-. sear2, serried, from Latin sera, a lock, bolt, bar (? < "that which aligns"). 4. Suffixed zero-grade form *sr-ti-. sorcerer, sort; assort, consort, ensorcel, sortilege, from Latin sors (stem sort-), lot, fortune (perhaps from the lining up of lots before drawing).

ambrosia :: 1. Greek & Roman Mythology The food of the gods, thought to confer immortality. 2. Something with an especially delicious flavor or fragrance. 3. A dessert containing primarily oranges and flaked coconut. ETYMOLOGY: Latin, from Greek ambrosia, from ambrotos, immortal, immortalizing. See mer- in Appendix I.

amaranth :: 1. Any of various annuals of the genus Amaranthus having dense green or reddish clusters of tiny flowers and including several weeds, ornamentals, and food plants. Also called pigweed. 2. An imaginary flower that never fades. 3. A deep reddish purple to dark or grayish, purplish red. 4. A dark red to purple azo dye. ETYMOLOGY: New Latin Amaranthus, genus name, alteration of Latin amarantus, from Greek amarantos, unfading : a-, not; see a–1 + marainein, to wither; see mer- in Appendix I.

series :: 1. A number of objects or events arranged or coming one after the other in succession. 2. A set of stamps, coins or currency issued in a particular period. 3. Physics & Chemistry A group of objects related by linearly varying successive differences in form or configuration: a radioactive decay series; the paraffin alkane series. 4. Mathematics The sum of a sequentially ordered finite or infinite set of terms. 5. Geology A group of rock formations closely related in time of origin and distinct as a group from other formations. 6. Grammar A succession of coordinate elements in a sentence. 7a. A succession of usually continuously numbered issues or volumes of a publication, published with related authors or subjects and similar formats. b. A succession of regularly aired television programs, each one of which is complete in and of itself. 8a. Sports A number of games played by the same two teams, often in succession. b. Baseball The World Series. 9. Linguistics A set of vowels or diphthongs related by ablaut, as in sing, sang, sung, and song. ETYMOLOGY: Latin series, from serere, to join. See ser-2 in Appendix I.

Word of the Day for Thursday February 21, 2002 :: seriatim In a series; one after another (or, point by point). Seriatim derives from the Latin series, meaning "row, chain," and is formed on the same model as verbatim ("word for word") and literatim ("letter for letter"). (see: Word of the Day for Monday January 24, 2005)

Seriatim Font & Seriatim-DTD-Ornaments (full) by David Thometz

seriatim :: (sear-ee-ah-tim) prep. Latin for "one after another" as in a series. Thus, issues or facts are discussed seriatim (or "ad seriatim"), meaning one by one in order.

Bark and ambrosia beetles (Coleoptera: Scolytidae and Platypodidae) constitute a diverse group of beetles that bore in a variety of woody tissues and are well represented in most temperate and tropical forests. Best known are species of Dendroctonus, Ips, and Scolytus that are primary pests of conifers in high-latitude forests, although most of these are atypical of the group as a whole. All species breed in live, stressed, or newly-killed host material. Adults excavate a system of galleries within which eggs are laid and immature development occurs. The greater part of the life cycle takes place within host tissues, except for dispersal between hosts. A fascinating range of patterns of host plant utilization (tissues consumed, relationships with fungal symbionts, and host specificity) and mating behaviors exists within this basic life history paradigm. Most species leave a persistent physical record of their life history and activities in the woody tissues of their hosts that can be interpreted by a student of the group. As a consequence, one can easily tabulate several important biological parameters for a large proportion of the species in an area, including those that have not been studied in detail. (Florida Entomologist)

Xyleborini :: Xyleborus seriatus Blandford

Holistic Insect Systematics Laboratory - Utilization of multiple sources of data to improve insect systematics, taxonomy, and phylogenetics.

Xyleborini NSF PEET Project – Monographic research of tropical bark beetles (Scolytinae: Xyleborini): Preservation and modernization of taxonomic expertise

The Asian ambrosia beetle (AAB), Xylosandrus crassiusculus Motschulsky (Coleoptera: Scolytidae), has become a serious pest of ornamental plants in the southeastern U.S. Other ambrosia beetles also commonly attack nursery stock including the black stem or tea root borer (Xylosandrus germanus Blandford) and the lesser shothole borer (Xyleborinus saxeseni Ratzeburg). Ambrosia beetles damage woody plants when the female beetle initiates a gallery system in the trunk and inoculates the gallery with a symbiotic fungi (ambrosia). The ambrosia beetle adults and larvae then feed on the ambrosia fungus. The combination of tunneling in the xylem and the introduction of pathogens can result in rapid tree mortality. Emergence time of overwintering ambrosia beetles can vary greatly with region and weather conditions. Therefore, monitoring ambrosia beetle flight activity with ethanol-baited traps is the best method to direct scouting efforts and time insecticide applications. The optimum ambrosia beetle trap should be effective, easy to use, and low cost.


Antares, Atlantis, Neptune, Damocles

Antares is 09SG50 & Atlantis 05SG15 on 827 Chart. Neptune is 15AQ41 & Damocles 15AQ06; — looks like Neptune hits Aquarius 15° one more time in november-2005.


I am the Heart; and the Snake is entwined; About the invisible core of the mind. Rise, O my snake! It is now is the hour; Of the hooded and holy ineffable flower. Rise, O my snake, into brilliance of bloom; On the corpse of Osiris afloat in the tomb! O heart of my mother, my sister, mine own, Thou art given to Nile, to the terror Typhon! Ah me! but the glory of ravening storm; Enswathes thee and wraps thee in frenzy of form. Be still, O my soul! that the spell may dissolve; As the wands are upraised, and the aeons revolve. Behold! in my beauty how joyous Thou art, O Snake that caresses the crown of mine heart! Behold! we are one, and the tempest of years; Goes down to the dusk, and the Beetle appears. O Beetle! the drone of Thy dolorous note; Be ever the trance of this tremulous throat! I await the awaking! The summons on high; From the Lord Adonai, from the Lord Adonai! {Liber Cordis Cincti Serpente}

Part of Fortune is 00SG04 — if i was going to keep doing this i'd switch from YILDUN to ANTARES.

827 Chart Notes

[1] Discovery Landing: 07-August-2005 // PHASE 18 - The Waxing QuadNovile :: (19-July) incomplete pentagram: (1) Pluto, (2) Venus-Babylon-Mercury, (3) Neptune, (4) Jupiter-Pallas, (5) Mars-Druj (True Node). fire grand trine (Mercury-Mars-Pluto) probably dominates chart. Jupiter & Mars 166º38'18" apart in a waxing quadnovile; The Eon Phase 18. Chaos-Druj conjunction outside 220 pentagram; Mars-Druj conjuction = missing teletubby; Spica-Gold conjunct in Libra opposite Mars — not only is Mars/Ares the God of War, he is also a fertility god (bright Chrysothemis with golden hair — more later). waxing gibbous Moon 95% illuminated in her detriment; Mars in his domicile. Babylon midpoint for VE/ME opposite Neptune in Aquarius {artcharts | greatdreams | eileen nauman (retrograde) (direct) | eric francis.

[2] Discovery Landing: 08-August-2005

881 & 919 are prime numbers; 21 x 21 = 441 (212); Hebrew gematria 441 = Truth; Temurah of ADM, by Aiq Bekar AMTh (as in Sigillum Dei Aemeth); A live coal GChLTh; Day Demon of 2nd Dec. Leo LRYAR (14th Goetic Demon, Leraje a Marquis Great in Power, showing himself in the likeness of an Archer clad in Green, and carrying a Bow and Quiver. He causeth all great Battles and Contests; and maketh wounds to putrefy that are made with Arrows by Archers. This belongeth unto Sagittary.); Angel L.T.D. of Pisces RMRA.

[3] 827 Chart shares similar elements found in 220 Chart: (a) pentagram created by major planets, (b) Aquarius 15° at Ascendant (ASC) & (c) Damocles at Aquarius 15°. will discuss other similarities later. major difference between 220 & 827 = 220-Neptune 11AQ26 & 827-Neptune 15AQ41Rx — ie, Neptune retrograde at Aquarius 15° (asteroid #441 Bathilde 12AQ36Rx). i think it's important that Neptune, Damocles & Ascendant at Aquarius 15° because i consider this degree an Enochian Gateway. Note: interesting, in alphanumeric qabbala FEBRUARY 20, 2003 = 827-NEPTUNE. see Robert Hand on Astrology (i) & (ii).

[4] Aquarius 15° Enochian Gateway :: based on illustration in The Enochian Magick of Dr John Dee: The Most Powerful System of Magick in Its Original, Unexpurgated Form by Geoffrey James. page 119, titled The Great Circle of the Quarters - The four triads are the Names of God extracted from the four lines of the holy spirit, which govern all creatures on the earth (both visible and invisible). They are carried upon twelve banners.

Quater Tria, Nomina Dei, (ex quatuor lineis
Spiritus Sancti extracta) quæ, omnes
Super Terram, Creaturas gubernant,
(tam Invisibiles, quam visibiles)
Duodecim gestata Vexillis…

Sloane 3191 15_Invoc_f52b-58a
Tabula bonorum angelorum invocationes

note: each of the four tablets on the Enochian Great Table has a horizontal line in the center called the Linea Spiritus Sancti (Line of the Holy Spirit).

zodiac signs categorized by: Element (Fire, Water, Air, Earth), Qualities (Cardinal, Fixed, Mutable), Positive/Negative (Masculine, Feminine) & Polarity (Six Oppositions). first two groupings define Triplicities (groups of three) & Quadruplicities (groups of four). i reordered banner names by Qualities where 3-letters = Mutable, 4-letters = Fixed, 5-letters = Cardinal. fifteen degrees represents 15° offset between Banner Names & Zodiac Signs. usually, Aries 0° considered Zero Point beginning horizontal line from Ascendant to Descendant. created graphic 15-March-2000 to express (among other things) astrological relationship with Holy Guardian Angel. therefore, IBAH is the Aquarian God Name (from Enochian Air Tablet :: ORO IBAH AOZPI, He who cries aloud in the place of desolation).

two of the most powerful Goëtic demons assigned to Aquarius 15°: Asmodeus (Aquarius 10°-15°) & Belial (Aquarius 15°-20°). working with these two gave me the idea that this degree was some type of gateway. ie, "new aeon current" would come from here. see The New Aeon: A Consideration of the Astrological Symbolism.


Enochian Astrology - Benjamin Rowe (especially, Comselha: An Enochian Macrocosmic Ritual, Circle City: The magickal record of the first Comselha Working, Godzilla Meets E.T., Part I & Part II).

Enochian Resources :: An Enochian Miscellany | Norton's Imperium | The Enochian World of Benjamin Rowe | The Libri of Aleister Crowley

[5] Retrograde :: read this somewhere - Planets either move forward, in which case they orbit in Direct Motion, or move backward, in which case they orbit in Retrograde Motion. Planets in Direct Motion seek to make progress, while Planets in Retrograde Motion seek to redress past imbalances.

[6] Neptune in Retrograde = redress past imbalances. possibly, 220-Neptunian issues being balanced by 827-Neptunian retrogression. True Node may have a part to play in this. considering difference between True Node (14AR28) & Dark Moon (03LE51, using OSC Apogee) = 109°23'44", Waxing TriDecile - tension between pastward & futureward attitudes. therefore, a 109° offset between the ability to comprehend "reality" as it is versus abstraction & illusion. however, chart suggests following one's bliss since the Part of Fortune is on the midheaven in the tenth house representing destiny. measuring the distance from the Part of Fortune to the Dark Moon is 243°46'60", Waning Trine. compare with Antares to Dark Moon = 238°36'12", Waning TriOctile.

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