Saturday, May 21, 2011

Does the world end today??

Since I'm not a biblical scholar, I'll refer to this article which gives some perspective on the matter:

From The Christian Courier article "Harold Camping’s New Revelation: "Leave the Church!""

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Spring is here!

Issue Time: 4:41 AM EDT Thursday Mar 20 2008
Valid Until: 4:30 PM EDT Thursday Mar 20 2008


Urgent - Weather Message National Weather Service Upton NY 441 AM EDT Thu Mar 20 2008

...Strong And Gusty Winds Expected Today Into This Evening...

.Intensifying Low Pressure Will Lift Northeast Into The Canadian Maritime Today. A Strong And Gusty Flow Behind An Associated Cold Front Will Develop This Morning...And Persist Into This Evening.

Northern Fairfield-Northern New Haven-Northern Middlesex- Northern New London-Southern Fairfield-Southern New Haven- Southern Middlesex-Southern New London-Western Passaic-Bergen- Eastern Passaic-Essex-Hudson-Union-Orange-Putnam-Rockland- Northern Westchester-Southern Westchester-New York (manhattan)- Bronx-Richmond (staten Island)-Kings (brooklyn)-Queens-Nassau- Northwestern Suffolk-Northeastern Suffolk-Southwestern Suffolk- Southeastern Suffolk- 441 AM EDT Thu Mar 20 2008

...Wind Advisory In Effect From 8 AM This Morning To 10 PM EDT This Evening...

The National Weather Service In Upton Has Issued A Wind Advisory...Which Is In Effect From 8 AM This Morning To 10 PM EDT This Evening.

The Combination Of A Tight Pressure Gradient And Strong Winds Aloft Will Result In Strong And Gusty Winds Today Into This Evening. Winds Of 20 To 30 Mph With Gusts Up To 45 Mph Are Expected To Develop This Morning And Continue Through The Day.

Winds Of This Magnitude...Combined With Saturated Soils From Recent Rainfall...Could Topple Whole Trees. The Winds May Also Bring Down Tree Limbs And Power Lines...Causing Damage To Parked Vehicles And Power Outages. Loose Outdoor Items Such As Trash Cans May Also Be Blown Around...And Should Be Secured. People With Outdoor Activities Should Remain Aware Of Their Surroundings.

The Magnitude Of The Sustained Winds And Wind Gusts Will Begin To Decrease This Evening...However Windy Conditions Are Expected To Continue Overnight And Through The Day On Friday.

A Wind Advisory Is Issued When Sustained Winds Are Forecast To Be 31 To 39 Mph Or Gusts Will Range Between 46 And 57 Mph. Winds This Strong Can Make Driving Difficult...Especially For High Profile Vehicles. Use Extra Caution.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

In Joburg

At the moment this Exjoburger in in Joburg - Johannesburg, South Africa - on vacation. It is sunny and warm today, with the expected maximum temperature 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit).

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Advert alert

As well as this blog (or weblog), I also have one which covers my passion for technology.
Although there is a link to it it the "Links" section on this blog, here it is:
Techno Files (The name technophile was taken).

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Baked Brains Syndrome

I've been meaning to write this since the beginning of summer. As soon as summer started the drivers here on Long Island seemed to start driving like their brains were baked. Normally they drive more or less all right, just most of them don't seem to realize that their cars have turn indicators (in South Africa it was the BMW drivers who had this problem). But now they are driving fast and recklessly.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

La Travelling

A short vacation while accompanying my wife on one of her business trips is just what I needed. I quite like Los Angeles - not enough to want to stay here, San Diego and San Francisco top my list of favorite cities in California.

Anyway we are in a New Age-type hotel (which would explain the variety massages offered (Swedish, Hot Stone, Aromatherapy), as well as this pedicure : "Chocolate Pedicure - ..smoothed with natural coffee grounds...application of our Belgian Chocolate Body Whip" ) - the mind boggles. Aside from that this is the first hotel I've been in with a wide-screen LCD TV. I assume it is HDTV. I watched about half an hour of the retouched first "Star Wars" movie on it.

What always amazes me about LA is the traffic. The sound insulation in this hotel is okay - there is a fair amount of slightly muted traffic noise, although it is really loud out on the balcony. Otherwise I love the low humidity. It reminds me a lot of Johannesburg, along with the hills and haze.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

BBQ Weekend

Well, I've only been in the US for just over 8 years, and still learn new things. The latest is that the Memorial Day weekend is the barbecue weekend. This is the first weekend (in the Northeast anyway) that the weather is usually good enough to barbecue. So, will I be barbecuing this Memorial Day weekend?
Not Likely. I had my fill of braais (as it is called in South Africa) before coming to the States. Oh well, another American tradition I don't think I'll adopt...