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.
It is Thursday ∴ It is stormy I have checked all of the boxes. Even remembered to turn the A/C down to cool the joint off ahead of a potential power loss. [drums fingers on desk] Guess I’ll go poke around the world wide web for a spell. TTYL UPDATE: No. On second thought I
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
Please note that I wrote this May 1, 2019. The damage has been done in Texas and Oklahoma, though you wouldn’t know it if you looked at The Weather Channel or Wunderground— all they care about right now is India. I’ll see for myself 1b. WEATHER SITES AND APPS for your devises For all around
Worked for days on the post about Windy. Scheduled it to go live first thing today. Looked at it. Where the hell are the screen shots and discussion of clouds? From Windy’s Description of weather overlays: Clouds: Clouds and rain/snow accumulation in the last 3 hours. Please note that rain from convective clouds can not
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
but I was wrong. I counted up and I have 16 ways to boil water for making a pot or cup of coffee. Only six of them involve electricity. So I thought my bases were covered. But this is just too awesome to not share. From the Hillbilly Housewife
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.
For a bit more than one hour, electricity ceased to flow– as if by magic– from the holes in the walls. I almost said we were without power but that’s not true. I have ~400Wh sitting right over there! Honestly, I did not see it coming. My bad. I, of course, did have a flashlight
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
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
@USTornadoes Good advise. Also, put a flashlight in your pocket clean the kitchen & run the dishwasher pick stuff up from the floor– make sure the path to your tornado room is clear wash & dry a load of towels be sure everything is fully charged, including your battery packs and weather radio Think it
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.)
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
“Essentialism and Determinism in Popular Thinking about Genetics” “A Synohony of Citizens: A New Strategy of Civic Friendship in Plato’s ‘Laws’” “Discrimination at a Distance: Vicariuos Wrongs and the Comparative Test for Discrimination” “What are the subjective Probabilities in Quantum Theory” “Food Ethics and Eating as a Self-Shaping Activity” A representative sample of what we’re
it’s bad. The worst of it seems to be a bit north of the Farm, but that doesn’t really matter for those folks north of the Farm. Looks like the coast is getting its share too. Lots of county school districts closed today. And apparently there’s more coming. As of yesterday the lights were still
Just kidding. But I am replacing flashlight batteries, inventorying battery supplies, and doing a load of towels.
but we’re ready, if it does. The J-Man has positioned both generators. He’s fired them both up to be sure they’re running. We’ve got 30 gallons of non ethonol gas. Good to go.