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The Industrious Clock

I got a link to a neat web clock display that can keep you watching.  Here is the Industrious Clock.

Here is an earlier effort - the Clock Block.

Posted On Thursday, October 28, 2004 8:21 PM

The Perfect Storm of Baseball
This evening, the Boston Red Sox finally attained the dreams of generations of Boston fans -- and I congratulate them. My friends know that I am not a baseball fan, but that I have an intense dislike of the New York Yankees. I believe it started with Mr. October Reggie Jackson, but it quickly segued and narrowed to George Steinbrenner himself. I cannot think of a better poke in the eye than this. I feel both happy and sad for Sox fans. I am happy that the 86 year drought is gone along with the Bambino’s ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 27, 2004 11:41 PM

Hurricane Duration
I can see among my referrals that quite a few people are looking for the duration of a hurricane. As with anything, the answer is "it depends." It depends on what you are measuring and where you are. You can measure the duration of a tropical cyclone based on time elapsed of hurricane force winds, tropical storm force or greater winds or any number of other measures. The ultimate data repository is at the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, National Weather Service, National Centers ......

Posted On Monday, October 4, 2004 7:51 PM

You know you live in Florida when...
Those crazy people at the Orlando Sentinel (subscription required) have been at it again. I think they need to go bake on a beach for a week or two. You just gotta keep laughing. Of course, they also claim that this was a "once in a lifetime" kind of hurricane year. Yeah right - until next year. - - - - - Whether natives or newcomers, residents of the Sunshine State (Ha!) have faced a multitude of, er, weather challenges the past two months. Yet, Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne have made us get ......

Posted On Saturday, October 2, 2004 1:21 PM

Nautical Terminology: Wardroom
The Wardroom originally was known as the Wardrobe Room, a place where officers kept their spare wearing apparel.  It was also the space where any loot, secured from enemy ships, was stored.  In an effort to have some privacy on a crowded ship, officers would sometimes take their meals in the Wardrobe Room.  Today, the Wardroom aboard ship is where officers take their meals, relax and socialize.

Posted On Saturday, October 2, 2004 12:43 PM

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