Saturday, 27 October 2007

Tyler Cowen Mostly Cloudly on

Ben and I have been exchanging late-night previews of our respective side projects for a while now.

The idea behind Ben’s project – asks, can we turn the weather into Wikipedia? (Wisdom of the clouds – hehe).

Will we get better weather predictions from it? Dunno. From what I’ve seen of the site, it’ll be fun trying.

Tyler Cowen gets all uncov on Ben:

“I predict this will fail — how many government agencies already work at predicting the weather?”

I’m glad we got out of the way even before launch.

Wednesday, 15 February 2006

February – One of My Two Least Favorite Months.

February and August are my least favorite months in the upper Midwest. For the same but opposite reasons – uncomfortable weather.

February is when the cold and depression of winter finally sets in (11°F as I write this). The snow turns mean in the cold; short-sheeting the dormant brown grass and grating like fingernails on a chalkboard when stepped on.

In August, it’s the humidity, or the heat, either way the air punishes you for moving.

I’m a big fan of the transitions between the the seasons; April, October.

Latitudinally, I’ve been further north and it doesn’t treat me well, further south and I lose the concept of seasons. That’s no good either.

An odd bit of sunshine – PRWeb declares February ‘Podcast Month’