Retired software engineer. "What is that?", you may ask. It's someone who has time to blog about the weather...
By: Bogon, 6:43 PM GMT on August 05, 2015
August is winding down, but the Atlantic hurricane season is heating up. This week the focus of attention shifts from Danny to Erika. El Niño makes things difficult for Atlantic hurricanes with high wind shear over the Caribbean. The recent spate of Cape Verde waves dampened and dispersed a lot of dusty Saharan air, though patches of dry air continue to impede tropical storm formation.
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Updated: 10:56 PM GMT on August 27, 2015
By: Bogon, 8:21 PM GMT on July 12, 2015
After coverage of today's Tour de France stage wound up, I went outside to pick up the paper. My first impression of the outer world was one of surprising comfort. At noon the temperature lingered in the low eighties; the relative humidity was only 53%. Indeed, two couples were talking in a neighbor's yard across the street. To witness that at midday in July is somewhat remarkable. Most days we cede the noonday sun to mad dogs and Englishmen.
Updated: 10:29 PM GMT on July 12, 2015
By: Bogon, 8:40 PM GMT on June 04, 2015
Yesterday I finally got around to reading Ricky Rood's latest blog about El Niño. Appended to that blog was the usual list of comments, entered there by the usual motley crew. BaltimoreBrian left a comment that might almost count as a blog entry in its own right. It comprised a series of links, some of which I clicked. Here is the one that inspired today's rant.
Shucks, I started working on two or three new blog updates since my previous entry....
Updated: 11:00 PM GMT on June 19, 2015
By: Bogon, 6:44 PM GMT on April 15, 2015
Here is a list of homophones. These are words that sound similar but are spelled differently. People screw these up all the time. Homophones are particularly problematic for dyslexics and people learning English as a second language.
From a purely practical standpoint I suppose that it's no big deal, really, as long as the idea gets across. Communication is the goal. Unfortunately some people (like me) can spot such errors instantly and without cons...
Updated: 11:27 PM GMT on July 01, 2015
By: Bogon, 11:28 PM GMT on February 09, 2015
I can't remember how it all started. Earlier this week I was noodling around a technology web site, Gizmag... Ah! It's traceable to comment #155 on my last entry. But that wasn't the start. I'm thinking Google probably led me to an article about NASA's Dawn mission. From there I followed links to Cubesats and other topics of interest. For instance, there are stories about the ingenuity being poured into alternative engine designs. Why don't I have one of thes...
Updated: 5:02 PM GMT on February 10, 2015