I live a quarter of a world away from SIU Carbondale, but it seems I am somehow inexorably linked to it. Back in the days when a penfriend necessitated pencil and postage stamps, I had one, and as the years rolled by she ended up at her local college…SIU (before moving onto Boise and poll-dancing, but that’s another story). Then my first contact with internet pencildom came via that leading beacon of graphite, Pencil Revolution, based at…SIU Carbondale.
One aspect of this blog I have really enjoyed is contact with other people from far away places. Recently an MP user contacted me for a bit of advice, and later, as a thank you, offered to send me a few promotional items from their business. Guess where they are based…yep, Carbondale…and they have an association with SIU. So, here I am, inspired to actually post something on this blog for the first time in a very long time. You might say this blog sort of started due to SIU and has sort of been re-started by SIU. To say thanks for the promotional items they sent my way, and acknowledge the role of SIU, here’s a little free advert for Little River Research & Design. Remember folks, if you are in the market for some river simulation, some fluvial geomorphology in a box, then Little River is the place for you!
Here’s a link to a video about the Emriver river process modelling…in a box. Cool. I like those little rivers.
Oh, and here's the goodies they sent me.
|Littel River Research & Design cotton carry bag and cap|
|Emriver - it's fluvial geomorpholgy made even more fun!|
|Official SIU Salukis Team Merchandise.|
Left = new, right = 25+ years ago
Appears there has been some shrinkage...I certainly haven't changed!