Wednesday, February 24, 2010

London News, Talk and Weather

THE UNION FLAG of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandAs we gear up for our trip to London it's fun to listen to local London radio news. Their talk radio is considerably calmer and much more fair-minded than most of ours. Very civilised.

Friday, February 12, 2010

A Snow Day In Pensacola, Florida?

Weather map, 8:00 AM Central Standard Time, Feb. 12, 2010
8:00 AM weather map (the crosshair shows where we live)

Weather map, 1:00 PM Central Standard Time, Feb. 12, 2010
1:00 PM Central Standard Time

The local schools and government offices are all closed -- in case of snow.

I'll post more weather maps during the day if there's anything interesting. Word is the snow will begin early in the afternoon. And we should get about three inches of it.

At 1:00 in the afternoon the sleet is getting closer, but no snow yet. At 2:00 PM we had a five-minute snow flurry in the backyard and that was all we got. Near us there were snowfalls of one to three inches. My favorite report on road conditions around here was that "all the highways in [some rural] county were closed until further notice." From three inches of snow?

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Winter Olympics 2010 Links

Vancouver 2010 Mascots

The official Olympic Games home page
The Vancouver 2010 site
NBC Sports' links to their Olympics coverage

2010 Winter Olympics logo

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Goodbye Vista & Hello Windows 7

Windows 7 logo

This book helped a lot.After weeks of fretting and days of backing up files (to say nothing of months of hating Vista every day), last Saturday I made the change to Windows 7. So far I love it. I find it works well and it's fun to use.

The transition was made easier with the help of the book pictured to the left. It's filled with excellent suggestions and warnings.

For the first time ever I installed a new operating system and used it immediately. Usually I have to uninstall and reinstall the new OS at least a couple times before I can get it to work right. This time it worked right out of the box.

Friday, February 05, 2010

Susie the Cat

Susie awake
Susie getting ready for another nap.