Two inches so far. Could be four or even five when it’s all over.
Tomorrow is supposed to be 50F. 59F on Monday. Go figure.
Where I am, eight to nine inches. So, it wasn’t that bad.
There weren’t any hurricane-force winds here, so there’s that too.
This stuff doesn’t even rate me going out and taking any pictures.
TV reports I’ve overheard — in-between shoveling — say some places got up to four feet. People trapped in cars, trucks stuck on highways, etc. For others, it’s been a total disaster. I guess this was their blizzard equivalent of our Superstorm Sandy.
I’ll be happy when it all starts to melt away. Good riddance to it.
Since this morning, local cable-only NY1 News has been saying six to eight inches. Despite everyone else saying ten to eighteen.
Now others are beginning to say six to ten inches.
Right now there are few flakes and about an inch has fallen.
But they say the worst will be between midnight and 3AM.
Microsoft had to cancel their midnight party for the Surface Pro tablet sales debut. Should they take this weather as an omen?
The National Weather Service still says 10-14 inches.
However, TV is now saying 12-18 inches.
That might be a subtle difference, but two inches more of snow is a huge difference.
TV is also saying this blizzard will be “historic.”
This could be worse than 2010:
The National Weather Service:
The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a Blizzard Warning… which is in effect from 6 am Friday to 1 PM EST Saturday.
* Locations… New York City… southern Westchester County… and coastal portions of northeast New Jersey.
* Hazard types… heavy snow and strong winds.
* Accumulations… snow accumulation of 10 to 14 inches… with localized higher amounts within developing snow bands.
* Winds… north 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.
* Temperatures… falling into the 20s by Friday evening.
* Visibilities… one quarter mile or less at times.
* Timing… the strongest winds and heaviest snow will occur Friday evening into Saturday morning.
This sounds like a repeat of 2010:
From Superstorm Sandy to Superstorm Snowy?
I started to read an issue of Success Magazine from 1907 and hit part two(!) (note Google Books does not offer the issue that has part one) of an autobiographical series by someone named Josiah Flynt.
I never heard of him and I wanted to know if he was for real, a pen name, a fraud, or someone lost in history’s shuffle, before reading further. So from the PDF viewer I was off to the browser, where I hit Wikipedia.
After that, I peeked at Google’s search results and was led to this.
And after paging through all of his blog, I decided to email him this.
And then I decided to do this post, which is something I’d been meaning to do. But I could do it right now because all of that dendritic distraction was still in effect.
1) It’s sometimes impossible to simply read something from Google Books
2) This is why I want — why I need! — a tablet that can do multi-windowing!
I was in Success Magazine for maybe all of four minutes. I have been outside of it on the Net for close to an hour now. This is why I’m not getting more read.
It’s one thing to ask an open-ended technical question that lends itself to straightforward answers (e.g., “What are some things you could do to minimize the time spent in garbage collection?”). It’s quite another to subject the interviewee to game-show riddles. “Four people want to cross a bridge. They all begin on the same side. You have twelve minutes to get all of them across to the other side. It is night. There is one flashlight. A maximum of two people can cross at one time,” etc.
My reply to a riddle question would be this riddle: “How many times do you think your lips can fit on my ass? Because my answer is, ‘Go kiss my ass.’.”
All of these people who think they are so smart could not figure out the answer to the non-riddle question Steve Jobs asked: “How do you re-invent the phone?”
Don’t be intimidated by any of them. They’re not as smart as they think.
We had better get a plan together to combat this greatest epidemic as it takes shape. Because it will dwarf the toll of any epidemic we have ever known. And it will be the hardest to defeat. Because, by the time we see the scope and destructiveness of this enemy clearly, we will also realize, as the saying goes, that it is us.
The true irony of that Drudge headline: Hitler and Stalin were narcissists.
The lead sentence smacked me in the face:
More than half a decade has passed since the recession that triggered the financial panic and the Great Recession…
One of my prior blogs, Mike Cane 2008, was filled with it.
And it is now 2013.
Gone, like — snaps fingers — that!
I’ve just about dropped Twitter from my life.
The reasons don’t matter.
I’ve Protected my account to discourage new Followers. I see that as an act of mercy — and a way to deflect new spammers.
Should any out-in-the-world emergency arise, I’ll tune in to Twitter.
Should I want live coverage of events — CES, Apple, Tech Company of the Moment introduction — I might tune into Twitter (although Twitter Search might satisfy for that).
For those who might say, “But now you’re out of The Conversation!” — um, no. I’m holding my own, right here (and here).
That is all.