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
A weather update from The Farm Weather Center (TFWC). It’s raining, thundering, and lighteninging. There have been 203 lightening strikes today. I find that hard to believe, too. But then, Windy is click-click-clicking away in the background, and there was a lot of thunder. (I’m convinced it picks up cloud-to-cloud strikes as well as cloud-to-ground.)
Did you see #10? Plug-in vision-phone. How cool would that be? What is the thing above #5 that has a line but no number? [Betty Jane has a Ph.D. by the way, so that’s Doctor Betty Jane to folks like you & I.] Crappy old books such as this are good for a laugh. How
A short story of preparedness by Dr. Marica, Full Professor in the Department of Redundancy Department. Just heard the first rumble of thunder, but who care about that when there’s a box in the mail to open? Curiously, it was not taped shut. I will comment on that at Amazon. My RAVPower Solar Charger 24W
I can disregard this email even if I have no intension to download the Gmail app, and I don’t need your permission to do so.
This is awesome! Finally! I’ll have the wealth to hire a Farm Hand. I especially like “free-will financial donation.” I understand the appeal of determinism– from religious, philosophical, and scientific perspectives– but I’m happier to labor under the delusion of Free Will.
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Check it out on the biggest screen you have. It updates about every 10 secs. or so. Scroll around, too. Zoom in! What fun! And to think… soon the skies will be empty as will the map. (Though I think there’s a setting to track gliders.)
Remember this…? From the first post in January’s Crappy old Book of the Month series? The days of the cave man have passed. Physical strength no longer gives prowess to the individual. What the twentieth century demands is the trained intellect. The man who knows is the man of the hour. The Standard Question Book and Home
2019 – 1975 = 44. Forty-four isn’t really a lot of years, is it? But in 1975 if you wanted to photograph (get this) the President in the White House… Hank Arron clouting one over the fences… a U.S. Olympic track star… your favorite actress receiving an Academy Award you would need to read four
TV antennas are making a comeback in the age of digital streaming When we had the new tin roof put on, the fellow asked if we wanted to remove the antennas. We said no. I once hooked one up to an old stereo receiver and it was awesome. I like technology just as much as
As you will come to understand in the weeks which follow, it’s clean up time! Everywhere. Tuffer’s gone, so the Bunkhouse and Storeroom need a thorough going over and put back together again. Daughter C and the J-Man are moving out but not really which is to say they will be taking the stuff they
How to Critically Look at a Simple Graph Source: US Department of Education. Let’s pick this apart, shall we? Not in a snarky, negative way, but in a way to keep my brain in practice and to give you a few pointers on how to critically look at graphs. While I find it somewhat unbelievable
I swear to God, this is the best thing you will read all day. Maybe even all week. The Fine Art of Bullshit Killed by Google Thursday Night in New OrleansApril 1994 The lazy ceiling fan spun in the humid Louisiana night. It was weighted poorly, letting out a loud squeak every fifth revolution. Annoying, but fixing