Sunday, January 25, 2004

It's snowing here at Casa de Wilson. We haven't had as much snow as I expected (at least we haven't had it yet). After such a wet spring and summer, I thought we were in for a tough fall and winter. Well, I guess the broken hot water pipe in the upstairs bathroom two Sundays ago was exciting, but not in a snowy kiind of way.

The forecast/guess is that we'll get six or eight inches of snow tonight, followed by ice tomorrow and perhaps Tuesday. The ice is the most treacherous, particularly when it's as cold as it is. Road salt is essentially useless at this temperature.

Sunday, January 18, 2004

I ran across the Available C++ Libraries Frequently Asked Questions list this afternoon. Worth additional investigation, I suspect. Available C++ Libraries FAQ

Sunday, January 4, 2004

I'm on a PowerPoint roll this afternoon.... PowerPoint Remix (Aaron Swartz: The Weblog)
More PowerPoint hammering, this time at the hand of Edward Tufte.... Wired 11.09: PowerPoint Is Evil
Slavish reliance on Microsoft(r) PowerPoint is one of my areas of interest. The Risks Digest Volume 23: Issue 10
I was searching for a definitive discussion of the equipment-related failure in Sheffield during the Falklands/Malvinas war. Offensive Air Operations Of The Falklands War
Interesting paper on "sea-basing", a topic that is reemerging in the press and the thoughts of senior leadership. The Time For Sea-Basing

Saturday, January 3, 2004

Lorraine and I drove the Dempster Highway in 1999; it was quite a trip, and well worth taking again. The 25th anniversary of the completion of the highway will be celebrated next year. This short story discusses the history of the Dempster, and provides details of next summer's celebration: Northern Happenings - Yukon Wild @ Heart
Lake Superior State University released its Banished Words List for 2004....Banished Words List :: Welcome
I was slaving away on The Dissertation, searching for a little information regarding the prevalence of Internet traffic going over microwave radio relay links, when I came across Very interesting site, filled with useful statistics. Detailed Country Profile: United States

Thursday, January 1, 2004

Lorraine and I spent New Year's Eve at the Wildernest Inn in West Virginia. It's a very restful place, not too far from home. The area supports hiking, bicycling, and river running. We'd hoped for snow this year, but wound up with unseasonably warm weather. It's odd to be hiking in shirtsleeves on the last day of the year this far north.