Yesterday’s rain changed everything it seems. During the afternoon yesterday, it was still warm and muggy outside. Once the skies had finished clearing, there’s much drier air (the overnight low got down below 50°F) and this morning, it feels like fall. I’m really glad I sweated a bit on Monday evening and got the lawn mowed between the showers though. My lawn looks lush and green this morning, and it’s one less thing on the ever-growing list of things I should be getting done. But maybe the biggest change is in my head. We’ve had chilly days already, but with Labor Day in the past, and the Saints’ season being done, today’s cool weather is the one that feels like fall to me.
On the digital camera front, a broken display is not covered under warranty, and the repair cost (including shipping), is more than half of the price I paid for the camera almost a year ago. Given the headaches that I expect in dealing with the repair, I’m not sure whether I’m going to even bother getting it fixed or not. I’m definitely going to wait for a slow day before dealing with it at this point. There’s no point in frustrating myself over it today.
- It’s A Sad Truth: Cities Aren’t Forever. New Orleans as a tourist destination may be rebuilt, but as a major port? Ports don’t need as many people anymore, and the other Mississippi ports were undamaged. Is there a reason to rebuild all of New Orleans, especially given the huge quantities of pollution that will need to be dealt with? [boing boing]
- People seem excited about Google Blog Search, but I just don’t get it. The regular search works fine for me, and if the best page was part of a blog, that was cool. If not, oh well. I’m generally looking for information, regardless of the source. Lately, I’ve been going straight to the Wikipedia, since that’s a pretty reliable bet. Heck, I’ve even started an article there.
- Regarding the local election I was blathering about yesterday? The Minneapolis Primary Summary Results and precinct details results don’t hold too many surprises. Dean Zimmerman made it through the primary. Rybak and McLaughlin will be our (nearly indistinguishable) choices for mayor, and only 85 people voted in my precinct. City-wide, 33,532 people cast ballots, out of 228,538 registered voters. Lots more in there if you’re a numbers junkie.