The best part of the past 10+ years of running @chswx has been the opportunity to partner with the National Weather Service to disseminate their message. These are fine, fine public servants who deserve much better than 27 days and counting of government shutdown and no paychecks.
There’s something about clear skies that makes looking at the satellite that much more interesting. You can pick out lots of features, such as the smoke from controlled burns that contributed to a killer sunset yesterday.
The GOES-R series, with its high temporal and spatial resolution, will never cease to amaze me.
I was so mesmerized by these commercials as a middle-schooler that my parents bought me a Best of David Bowie CD for Christmas back in 1998.
Today, we at BoomTown said farewell to our headquarters of the last five-plus years at 635 Rutledge Avenue. When we report to work next week, we’ll be in a brand-new facility on upper King Street.
When I started at BoomTown in 2012, we had two suites of the repurposed Jabra’s grocery store. Over the ensuing few years our footprint in the building grew along with the business, and by late 2014 we had taken over all but one suite. However, we’re busting at the seams, and it’ll be great to be able to stretch our legs a little bit.
Thanks for the memories, 635. It’s been a good run.
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.
It’s a good thing standards won out on the Web, huh? The difference between these pages is that IE 4 can interpret the
<marquee> tag while Netscape 4 never understood it. Those late ’90s browser wars were not for the faint at heart.
It wasn’t all bad, though: The Windows NT virtual machine I ran this comparison on only was running 22 concurrent processes for the entire system, and was barely touching my MacBook Pro’s battery. Why can’t we get back there?
Blue Screen of Dumb. pic.twitter.com/qlyoZmBDGf
— Jared Smith (@jaredwsmith) July 30, 2015
Microsoft’s error messages may have been rather cryptic and full of techno-babble in the past, but you could at least find a Knowledge Base article based on the message and get a good handle on what’s going on. “Something happened” is still cryptic with the added detriment of being completely useless. Unfortunate, too, because Windows 10 — if it installs, anyway — is a really strong OS, as strong as Windows has been in recent years.
— Charleston Weather (@chswx) July 23, 2014
The only thing more fun than armchair storm chasing with RadarScope or the Gibson Ridge suite is finding all the non-meteorological things on radar, such as this roost ring of birds that happens on cue at sunrise during the summers at Lake Moultrie.
So this happened. It’s like the spambot put the original post through an automated translator and back, attaching its spam link at the end for good measure.