Ben and I have been exchanging late-night previews of our respective side projects for a while now.
The idea behind Ben’s project – Cumul.us 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.
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 (11Â°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.