Star Bright

Filed under:★2005,Misc — posted by JAWjaw on 9/30/2005 @ 3:13 pm

Well it looks like we are actually going to luck out with Longwang. It has changed directions in the past day towards Taiwan. Because of the monster storm I finally gained some experience with several applications. The first being Google Earth and the current hurricane overlay. On the other side of things, I became interested in what was available to the novice as far as star gazing. I was able to locate two very interesting applications. One is a space similation named Celestia. This is sort of like viewing the universe in your own space craft for newbies. The other program is SkyChartIII. Although this is not a new program, it is a great way for newbies to experience the constellations as viewed from Earth . (The same company also offers an application for more advanced astronomers.)

Today’s Current Weather Conditions #120

Filed under:To Shine or Not to Shine☀-September 2005 — posted by JAWjaw on @ 10:29 am

Friday September 30, 2005 [PC (25/365) SR (3/365) LW (16/365) SH (13/365) ]

September 2005 Total:
S-sunny (1/365) C-cloudy (3/365) PC-partly cloudy (25/365)
D-drizzle (2/365) SR-scattered rain showers (3/365)
W-windy (7/365) LW-light winds (16/365) VW-very windy (2/365)
H-humid (17/365) SH-slightly humid (13/365)

This Year�s (June 3, 2005 – June 2, 2006) Total:
S-sunny (24/365) C-cloudy (31/365) PC-partly cloudy (65/365)
D-drizzle (6/365) R-rainy (4/365) SR-scattered rain showers (12/365)
W-windy (33/365) LW-light winds (65/365) VW-very windy (5/365)
H-humid (57/365) SH-slightly humid (61/365)

Flushed?

Filed under:★2005,Misc — posted by JAWjaw on @ 3:36 am

Even in this world of more and more complex high tech gadgets, basics are needed. I didn’t even know that there was an international organization dedicated to the very serious business of what to do with our daily necessities.

Plugged In?

Filed under:★2005,Misc — posted by JAWjaw on @ 2:59 am

Even in Japan we are limited by the redtape. This new electric socket broadband would be great for those of us who live here. But as with many things in Japan, the controls are so strict that it may end up being just another export.



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