Sunday, February 21, 2010

An end to an era........

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Olympic medal count via vancouver2010.com...


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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Seeing that I work at Browns Ferry....

A friend from the Navy working at another nuclear utility was interested in info regarding the Browns Ferry fire of 1975. While doing some research into TVA info (photos, reports, etc.), I found the additional two items (external to TVA) somewhat interesting:

Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant fire : hearings before the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy, Congress of the United States, Ninety-fourth Congress, first session, September 16, 1975. (1201 pages)

The Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant Fire [Technology Report 77-2] (48 pages)

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

The government has done it to you again...

Although Obama covered some level of fiscal responsibility in the SOTU address last night, the Senate has just passed an amendment to a previous House Joint Resolution that will raise the statutory debt limit from $12.4 trillion to $14.3 trillion. When does it end?

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Friday, January 22, 2010

A preliminary recap of 1/21/10 tornado from NWS Huntsville

Crazy Mother Nature....

Tornadoes in January are somewhat unusual, but Huntsville was hit by one yesterday. Fortunately, there were no fatalities. WAFF's community gallery site has some decent pix and videos...

And to think, when all this stuff started going down, we were gorging ourselves (I was, with three plates from the buffet) on Chinese food...


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Thursday, January 21, 2010

I'm sure that anyone who would read this has probably used Wikipedia...

I end up there occasionally. Have you ever given consideration to creating an account? If so, here are some of the reasons to do so...

One of my favorite features (with an account) is the ability to convert any Wikipedia page to a PDF file....

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Mainly links here...

Some interesting weather stuff for the new year:

  1. 2010 Storm Spotter Class Schedule 

  2. 2009 Annual Climate Summary 

  3. 2009 Tornado Storm Data 

  4. 2009 Tornado Summary 

  5. 2009 Annual Climate Statistics 

  6. December 2009 Climate Summary 

  7. El Niņo Impacts in the Tennessee Valley 


I'm actually giving serious consideration to checking out the spotter class in Athens on March 9th. That might be pretty interesting and I think I'm off of work that night...

That whole escapade in Massachusetts turned out to be quite a surprise. It's kind of amazing that the tide would turn just one year into the current administration. I'm sure that it was just disillusionment with the state of "things" in general. I was disillusioned by both parties quite some time ago...

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Saturday, January 16, 2010

DI.fm Windows Media Player Stream....

for your listening pleasure.

WARNING - kinda trippy stuff here.

in reference to: goapsy.asx (video/x-ms-asf Object) (view on Google Sidewiki)

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Thursday, January 07, 2010

Mmmmmmmm......... Chili and beer and football!

I wouldn't consider myself much of a fan of any football (college, pro or otherwise), but if I had to pick a college team to be a fan of, it would be The Tide...

I am a fan of chili and beer.

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At least we got some snow out of what one local TV station is touting as "Winter Storm 2010"....