Slashdot threads are like car wreaks. If you look you’ll be compelled to keep looking even when you hate what you see. I subscribe to thier RSS feed, so I get sucked in regularly. I want to write an app that watches my browser, sees if I’ve been on a single slashdot page for more than 5 minutes and closes the browser window.
But this thread is too good to pass up. I’ve got my threshold set to 4 so I avoid a lot of crappy posts.
Intellicast is a cool website for weather. Just discovered it today. This link goes to the visible satellite for Houston Texas.
Harris County Office of Emergency Management has a cool rainfall map for Houston. You can actually look at the rainfall in a particular area and when you click on the little rainfall numbers you can see if byous are over their banks.
Kingwood, where I live was one of the heaviest rainfalls in the area. But we really didn’t have much flooding. Lots of roads were flooded on the way to work. Based on water lines, there was a foot of water in the parking lot of our office. Another two or 3 inches of water and it would have flooded the offices.
Went out an looked at the roof over the closet that was leaking last night. There is a vent pipe or something coming out of the roof, though not right over the place the leak is. Maybe that is leaking and not the whole roof. Guess it wouldn’t be the whole roof anyway.
I’ve had practice setting up Nucleus, so I got the RSS feed set up real quick. Here’s the URL:
So my personal weblog begins. Amid the down pour of rain here in Houston.
It is late, after 11. I used to have panic attacks every time it rained when I woke up. I was for some strange phobic reason afraid I’d left the window of my car open or something and rain was pouring in and ruining it.
But ultimately I got myself over it. But tonight I think I’ve got it back. Found out there is a leak in our master bath. Water just running down the wall inside the closet. Probably means we need a new roof. We definataly need the closet fixed.
And that involves money, which we never have enough of.
So now I can’t sleep, but I did manage to get my blog up.