More snow, that is. I really like the way the snow has made things look outside, but with another four inches or so on the way, hitting sometime during the day today and going through the night, I’m not looking forward to having to go out and shovel everything out again tomorrow morning. I guess the best approach would be to just enjoy today and worry about the shovelling tomorrow, but that just isn’t working for me this morning. Snow in January isn’t so bad, as there isn’t a lot of it yet (usually). Snow in March isn’t so bad, as there are warm enough days to melt a bunch of it. Snow in February is a lot more draining, since you know it’s still going to be around as grey piles of slush in April.
- I spent much of yesterday fixing a problem with the Calendar Jottings for my old neighborhood. Turns out the problem was that the cookies used to keep track of whether you were allowed to post new events or not were all set to expire on January 1, 2004. Sheesh. The most disturbing part is that it took so long to figure that out, and included things like disconnecting the VPN Hardware that I use to talk to another client’s network because it kept timing out the sessions I was using to debug the problem on the server. I can’t reconfigure the PIX because the only way to talk to it at the moment seems to be via the console port, and I can’t find the cable I need for that.
- Pentagon Kills LifeLog Project, which was designed to track everything about a person. Well, at least it’s been killed from the “white” side of the budget…
- Travel Privacy Probe Spins Wheels as Mineta’s Morons are being slow in producing information on the investigation of the supposedly confidential information given to them by JetBlue and NorthWest Airlines.
- Small city crimes can now be reported with Web-based system at http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/e-report/. Sounds like a good idea, as long as the current restrictions are kept in place.
- The top Ten Technologies That Refuse To Die include spiffy things like analog watches and vacuum tubes. But there are also evil bits like the fax machine.
- The Ice Palace won’t chill any longer than originally planned. It’s being closed this weekend and coming down beginning next Monday. The weather’s cooperating, but the metalwork and the electronics are needed for something else, so it won’t be kept up any longer than planned. [press-patch]
- Finally, looking forward to spring, these Pepsi-G Stove Assembly Instructions let you make a cool little alcohol-fueled cook-stove out of a Pepsi can, a Guinness can, and a little labor. Think I might have to try it one of these days. It’s not like I don’t have plenty of raw materials on hand, and it would definitely make a bike-portable heat-source for tailgating at Saints games. [boing boing]