Archive for September, 2007



Bad Weather Guesses

Yesterday’s high as predicted by NWS was supposed to be 71. Weather.com said it would be 78 (and later adjusted to 77). The high reported on both sites? A blistering 64 degrees. NWS is claiming 74 for today and Weather.com is going with 78 again. My guess based on nothing other than a two second […]

Some Night Photos Around Bellingham And WWU

Continuing to explore my interest in long(er) shutter speeds, I went last night and took some photos. People seem to look at photographers a bit strangely when they’re out in the dark. I didn’t take my usual gig+ of photos, but I did learn quite a bit about how (inaccurately) the camera guesses the appropriate […]

iGoogle Hiccup

This is how my “iGoogle” page showed up yesterday. Fortunately, a quick refresh took care of the problem.

Web Developer Lingo

Every job affects the way you communicate. After a while, you don’t really realize your special lingo or the alternate meanings that words and sayings acquire. Here’s a list of ten phrases/words that web developers interpret differently from other occupations. “Checkout the trunk” Web Developer: “Using svn, right?” Zoologist: “Yeah, that’s an amazing elephant!” “That […]

Watching Orca (Killer) Whales

If you’ve never been out whale watching, you’re missing out. I expected to have a fairly good time, thinking that the whales would mostly be a few hundred yards away. I thought that I’d see some fins, maybe a little porpoising, but I had low expectations… and they were blown away! There were dozens of […]