Blowing snow

Jocularity at the NWS

Have you ever read the National Weather Service Forecast Discussions? Because if you haven’t, you’re missing out on some entertaining commentary. While my (and I’m assuming everyone else’s) expectation of this sort of writing would be staid and professional, I’ve noticed a jocular sense of humour with at least some forecasters. Take the discussion of…

One regret

I regret that I have but one Friday lunch to give to Blatterday. I also regret that I did not go with the Old Rasputin on nitro right off the bat. In other news, Friday afternoon is going really slowly.

Cutting the social media cord

I’m finally doing it (again). It’s going to stick (this time). While I have enjoyed having distance-mediated contact with friends and family through sites like Facebook I am officially canning my accounts. The platform lock-in is stifling innovation. The social graph meta information is being used with malcompetence. The media filtering has magnified the destruction…

Fascinating

Not even sure why exactly this site has commanded my attention, but its grip is undeniable. James Russell Publishing is a throwback to an earlier version of the World Wide Web. It’s an Internet relic. One can practically feel the spittle raining down on them as they read the screeds–all of which serve as long-form…

Ephemery

The universe is a fickle place. It reveals things in its own way and in its own time. We need only be patient and receptive to the clues she drops. This is today’s software support lesson.

Losing my edge?

So I haven’t really been actively involved in the Microsoft/Windows development crowd in years (ever?). I have gone spelunking through the KB and the MSDN site on occasion and come back scarred and generally unhelped. It’s kind of a running gag with some folks in my circle that the difference between Linux and Microsoft forums…