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A long year.

WOW, it has been over a year since I’ve last posted.  To be honest, I forgot about this site.

It has been a crazy yet refreshing new year.  I’ve recently got back in to web scripting which has been a BLAST.  I’ve also had to leave my job. I’ll miss that place but I feel so much better stress wise.

I plan to do more updates here.  One thing I want to do more of is reviews and maybe travel tips. I play with new gadgets often so maybe I can pass some useful information off to you readers.

Type at you later,

Rob

 

A site for iPhone photography.

I have been hooked on this new (to me) website, http://www.thebestcamera.com/. It is a site that works in conjunction with your iPhone and a custom application.

You take a photo, you can apply some filters and upload it to the site (as well as your twitter and facebook if you so choose). People visiting the website can vote on your photo.

I downloaded it, did a shot and uploaded. I may be hooked. Here is my profile page, vote for one of my photo’s if you ever see one that is worthy.

 

Solar Flares

I was reading this magazine article while flying yesterdays. It was on solar flares. One more thing to worry about. haha.

Solar flares are natural and happen often. These are normally no big deal but what about the event of a major flare?

Solar Flare

Back in the mid 1800’s such an event did take place. A British astronomer recorded the event which only took a few minutes. The solar storm that followed interrupted telegraph service, compasses spun out of control and electrical currents filled the sky.

In the late 1980’s an even that was MUCH smaller took place. This flare caused a solar storm that took down NE Canada’s power grid. It took 90 seconds to take out the power to six million people. The power was re-routed after several hours but it took months to repair the damage done.

It is suggested that an event on the scale of the 1800’s flare would take out present day satellite, general use electrical equipment and power grids. If all of these were go at once, it may take months if not years to rebuild. Can we live with out things like lights, news, TV, etc.?

On another note, flares seem to run in cycles.  The next estimated flare is in 2012.

solar wind

solar wind

What are your thoughts?

Rob

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