I have a really big post in the works about how I’m using Unidata’s fork of AWIPS II for weather stuff these days on my Macs. It has come a long way in a year, and I’m really digging it. (In fact, I have it up on a monitor at virtually all times at home these days as a situational awareness display.) In the meantime, I wanted to share an important finding on its own that may help a lot of struggling AWIPS users out there.
Yesterday’s skies were particularly awesome, with lots of roll clouds on display. Shea Gibson of WeatherFlow shared some photos from the ground as well as a great explainer on how the clouds ended up like they did over on Facebook.
Really, really loving this collaboration between BT and Christian Burns, which just hit Spotify today but has been available on vinyl for a while. The only negative is that it’s not enough and I want more.
Hours are never the differentiator–it’s never about working more hours than someone else. It’s about the decisions you make. How you spend your time, what you do and don’t do. Especially what you don’t do.
Jason Fried and the Basecamp crew have a way of speaking to me at just the right time.
It’s going to take a whole hell of a lot to pry me away from my meticulously-crafted iTerm2 setup, but this is at least worth experimenting with if only for the easy extensibility using the technologies I’m immersed in every day. It is fascinating just how good JS/HTML/CSS apps are getting.
The only downside: It doesn’t run on Windows 95. Going to have to settle for this instead…
2016 sucked in many ways, but at least we got new Metallica out of the deal. Can pretty safely say that after listening to it for a few weeks straight, Hardwired…To Self Destruct is one of their strongest efforts in the last couple decades (and has a really face-melting title track that really nails this year). “Now That We’re Dead” and “Spit Out the Bone” in particular are incredible, and I would love to see Alice in Chains cover “Dream No More.”
I’m very glad to say that I was very wrong about this. Gov. Haley has handled disaster response in South Carolina exceedingly well during two crippling ice storms and Hurricane Matthew, and I still have free credit monitoring.
When Gov. Haley is confirmed by the Senate as our ambassador to the United Nations, I think SC is going to really miss her. Nothing about Gov. Henry McMaster sounds appealing in any way.
Twenty Seventeen is one hell of a nice new theme from the WordPress folks. You can see it running here now. I absolutely love the use of Libre Franklin — Franklin Gothic, or some variation of it, has a long lineage on my web presences dating back to the year 2000 and my original “Realm” personal website.
It’s been a long time since I tried to concoct any sort of custom theme for this site. I’m absolutely burnt out on design (and I’m not sure when that will recover), but it’s really nice to know that the WordPress folks continue to pump out high-quality defaults I can be happy with (no small feat considering my past history with default themes…phpBB, I’m looking at you).