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An update! Looky! A life update!

You’d think that with the lack of sleep I get on school nights (5-6 hours when I don’t have an exam or big project due the next morning), that I would love weekends and the chance to sleep in and relax, but alas, ’tis not so. The adrenaline that carries me through the week lets [...]

Cool things, Sep. 25 late-night edition

Just one tonight, because it’s oh-so-important: Pirates of the Caribbean 4 is a go, with Johnny Depp and (so far) nobody else. Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley are not going to be in it, no word on the other big or little stars. Personally I hope Gibbs returns. I like him. That is all. Unless [...]

Tropic Topic 9/25/08: T.S. Kyle is here, and what is that off the southeast coast?

Well, you may already know that the low pressure area tagged as invest 93l for the last several days has finally developed a closed surface circulation and has therefore been dubbed Tropical Storm Kyle by the National Hurricane Center at 5pm today. (Live updating infrared satellite image.) The storm’s current position is a bit northeast [...]

Sleep vs. Homework

My weekly schedule is kinda interesting in that I have a 9am class four days of the week, but on Wednesdays I don’t have class until 3pm. This, so far this semester, I have seen as nothing but I good thing since it allows me to get a whole bunch of sleep midweek to help [...]

Eh

There was going to be a “serious post” today about America’s new nationalized financial system OR invest 93l OR more about Podcars OR …. But instead there was a chemistry exam that I was studying for all morning and a C++ program that I was writing after that and a 3D Animation/Modeling class that needed [...]

93l not T.D. yet, but could become one soon

At 4:15pm EDT the NHC issued another Special Tropical Disturbance Statement regarding invest 93l: SATELLITE IMAGERY…SURFACE OBSERVATIONS…RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT DATA…AND NOAA DOPPLER WEATHER RADAR DATA FROM SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO INDICATE THE BROAD LOW PRESSURE AREA PREVIOUSLY OVER THE NORTHEASTERN CARIBBEAN SEA IS NOW CENTERED OVER CENTRAL AND WESTERN PUERTO RICO. THE AIRCRAFT REPORTED 30 TO [...]

93l better organized, could become T.D. "at any time"

At 10:30am EDT the National Hurricane Center had this to say about invest 93l: SATELLITE IMAGERY…SURFACE OBSERVATIONS…AND NOAA DOPPLER WEATHER RADAR DATA FROM SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO INDICATE THE LOW PRESSURE AREA LOCATED ABOUT 70 MILES SOUTH OF PUERTO RICO HAS CONTINUED TO BECOME BETTER ORGANIZED THIS MORNING. THIS SYSTEM COULD BECOME A TROPICAL DEPRESSION [...]

Paris, not Ditz

Some readers may recall my post last month about how I didn’t think Paris Hilton was as immature and “ditsy” as the media portrays her, and now there’s a new documentary film proving just that. The film, made by the daughter of Tom Petty, is called Paris, Not France and shows that the “real” Paris [...]

State of the Tropics 9/19/08: Invest 93L

Not to be content after sending seven tropical storms or hurricanes in a row into the United State coastline (count ‘em: T.S. Cristobal battered the coasts of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina in mid-July; Hurricane Dolly hit southern Texas just a few days later; T.S. Edouard made landfall near the Texas/Louisiana border in [...]

PRT or Podcars: either way it's a sound concept

I’ve been following the evolving world of Personal Rapid Transit1 (PRT) for several years now via a Google Alert and I’ve recently noticed a change in the terminology the media has used to talk about the issue. Over the last couple of months a lot of news stories have begun referring to PRT as Podcars, [...]