That we have Facebook to “keep up with friends” is this century’s version of “I read Playboy for the articles.” That’s what telephones are for. If you don’t care enough about the person to give them a call now and then, you don’t really care about “keeping up” with them—you’re interested in their keeping up with you. You want them
I like technology just as much as the next country mouse but if you turn your life over to something over which you– you— do not have ultimate control, you deserve working up a sweat walking up the steps in your non-air conditioned apartment to physically check on your spawn.
If I relied solely on Google for email and whatnot, I’d be seriously thinking about findin’ me a backup plan. This message has been brought to you by The Department of Redundancy Department.
I don’t think it’s going to rain here. The pressure is 1012hPa and rising. (48 hour low (1009) was yesterday at about 6pm.) We got 0.17″ rain over night. The wind speeds now are averaging 7mph with gusts up to 14. I’m not seeing how it gets here. I can promise you that if we
I have never been to the equator, but I’m pretty sure that vehicle is not at a location on the equator. Take that back. A quick spin around the globe and I see there’s a desert in Kenya right about at the equator, but given the stickers are en Español… ? Let us hark back
It’s gorgeous outside. Daisies are getting ready to pop! FYI: Gotta keep those old neurons firing over something.
A perplexing riddle affecting dozens of families in the Cleveland area has finally been solved, but not before weeks of wreaking havoc on people who – bizarre as it sounds – were unable to open their car and garage doors. Car Keys Mysteriously Stopped Working in This Small Ohio Town, And We Now Know Why
I am confused about something. I’ve been doing some research regarding an upcoming purchase of a couple to things involving electricity. Customer service at the company seems not to understand my question, and the more I tried figuring out the answer to my particular question, the more I wanted to learn the general principles underlying
When I posted about Radar Scope’s capabilities, I was completely uniformed. It can do vastly more than I knew at the time. This is a pretty long video but it’s a nice overview, and the last few minutes are of the guy actually chasing a tornado so you can skip those. He’s got five, I
If you pay attention, are redundant in ways you receive weather advisories, alerts, and warnings– and know the difference among them– and can find yourself on a map, you have begun to take serious responsibility for yourself. Yay! Advisory: Be aware Watch: Be prepared Warning: Take Action This may be all you need. You may
Thursday evening’s videos showed clouds to the east– the rain we’d had an hour or so earlier. This photo is the beginning of a little squall line that blessed us with an evening shower. Years ago, I took up bird watching– even bought the National Audubon Society Field Guide. It told me that every year
A Wh is a watt hour— a unit of energy measure. It is the number of hours a power pack or backup battery can output 1 watt per hour. Sounds like some Californians are going to need a lot of Whs. What a moronically stupid idea.
In Pt. 1, I took issue with something our local meteorologist said, “It is impossible for us [meteorologists] to successfully do our jobs and keep you safe if… .” To which I replied: A successful meteorologist provides the information I need– in a timely fashion and with the relevant meteorological analysis– to act in accordance
I took this screen shot and sent it to Miss M who replied, “Ha! That’s pretty bitchy.” She did not realize Joel was a meteorologist. There were a couple of replies to Joel’s tweet, one from a newcomer to Mississippi who admitted she was not yet familiar with the state’s 83 county locations. She thanked
Steve @Hounds and Other Stuff left a comment that my contact form wasn’t working. Sure enough, it was not. I am not stupid but I am also not a coder so it took me about 15 minutes to figure it out. But I did it! So if you’re in the neighborhood, or on the other
Today was the perfect day to try out my Ravpower solar panel. I plugged in my phone (under the pillowcase so as to not get too hot) at 3:12. It was at 58%. I looked at it about 3:45 and uttered an expletive! 81%! Keep in mind that the energy is going to only one
Not to worry. My computer had just had a conversation with my printer and I had failed to flip the switch. Rain started at 3, 8/10th of an inch so far. It’s April in Mississippi.
Kat & Tony’s weekly newsletter from Penang, Malaysia, mentioned natural disasters and survival. They noted that most “survival situations” are resolved within 72 hours. (Mississippi’s Emergency Management agency’s motto is “The first 72 are on you.”) They also linked a video from Uncharted Supply Company promoting a bug out bag (BOB), Seventy2. As I have
The radar images you see at the various weather sites are all “smoothed.” RAdio Detection And Ranging Radar is a detection system that uses radio waves to determine the range, angle, or velocity of objects. It can be used to detect aircraft, ships, spacecraft, guided missiles, motor vehicles, weather formations, and terrain. A radar system consists of a transmitter producing electromagnetic waves in the radio or microwaves domain, a transmitting antenna, a receiving antenna (often the same