My friends chase storms

A lot of my friends and co-workers are storm chasers.  This week the office when on a chase, saw a tornado and where in the news.

http://wqad.com/2013/05/16/on-the-chase-news-8-finds-tornadoes-in-Texas/

 

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Best day in a long time.

Today Linda and I crashed a wedding. Saw a great movie and had a wonderful dinner. One to remember.

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Innovator of the Year

Ever time Weather Decision Technologies, the place where I work, wins an award I like to think its mine.

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Lomophotos

I’ve been having fun with my new Lologhography scanner I got from Kickstarter. You can use a smart phone to make photos from old negatives. Here are a few.

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Miles and miles

When I arrived at work today I noticed. I think my car deserves an oil change.

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Bucket list

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In a former life …

Long ago I was all these things. This fell out of my father in law’s address book.

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Book Review – Kill Decision

Sci-Fi, Tech, Drones in one story!  Could I not read “Kill Decision” by Daniel Suarez?

Having read Daniel’s last two books,  (DaemonFreedom) I was ready for his next book.  Kill Decision is not a squeal to his last two.

(No Spoilers) Drones, including quad-copters like the one I’m building, make from off the shelf parts (that really exist) are given the power to kill people (think flying shotguns) are at high tech A-Team  is trying to find out how is behind it.

The actions is very good. The science is real. The tech is very possible. The love story a little lame but a small part of the book.  If your not a techie the tech might get in the way.  If you are a techie you’ll think Daniel play it down a little bit for everyone else.  If your a soldier, pray this book is pure fantasy.

In the book robots are embodied with the computer models of insects.  I have a friend, Mark, who’s PHD thesis was based on computer models of the evolutionary properties of small birds.  So as unreal as that sounds, don’t think it odd.

If you like the tech of Michael Crichton and you think Tom Clancy’s books are fun, you’ll love this book.

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Email Scams are getting better

I’m an ATT customer.  I got this email.  1002.13 is way more then my bill should be.

DON’T CLICK ON LINKS IN EMAIL!!!  The links in this email are all to some very odd website. (NOT ATT)

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Hot

Its just hot. Maybe my son hade the right idea moving to San Francisco.

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