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Temp inside vs temp outside...

Just working with all the computers encoding video tonight on the latest project and the office is hot.
Between the 2 desktops with the 600w power supplies and the laptop with a total of 20 internal and external hard drives spinning, my office is heating up even with the window open. The outside air temp is 0.2F and the inside temp WITH the window open 79.4F.
But everything is coming along right on time with the project. Just a little funny with all the computers and fans making my office sound like a jet engine.
 

more photo update

I just updated my photo page with a bunch of new images. I still have to work on the description.
Here is one of the images from the New Years Eve winter storm.
And this one from an aurora a couple months ago.

bored of relaxing

I was taking it easy, kicking back at home, watching the last of the season 5 dvds of the show 24 and got bored out of my skull. I turned on the scanner and found out that there was a major crash down the street from me.
When there is no weather to chase, you can always chase the police cleaning up stuff.
 
 

Oh no, another snow flake, get all news crews in the field!!!

The national weather service has just issued the following
.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED. ANY SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OR REPORTS OF SLEET WOULD BE APPRECIATED TONIGHT IN AREAS ALONG AND NORTH OF HIGHWAY 10 IN WESTERN AND CENTRAL WISCONSIN.

RAINFALL OBSERVERS ARE ASKED TO PROVIDE REPORTS THIS WEEKEND WITH THE EXPECTED RAIN. RAIN GAGES MAY NEED TO BE DEPLOYED OUTSIDE AGAIN IF PREVIOUSLY BROUGHT IN FOR THE SEASON.

It's Not A Snow Emergency

Just channel surfing the evening news and oh my god, you would think a hurricane hit the Twin Cities Metro area. We had some rain and at best an inch of snow. The cities are not calling for a snow emergency, the airport is wide open, the roads are not that bad, the traffic messed up because we have a shit load of people here that did not grow up here and don't know how to drive in snow, so what is the problem?
 

It is finished...

I still have to review the hurricane photos but that is only for the best of section of the site but other then a few touch up jobs on some photos, the photo section edit that I have been working on for the last 3 months is Finished. Now I just have to create the script for the virtual pages and then it is on line for all the images.
 
How many images? Over 670 images are going online right now. I'm going to get some sleep now while they upload but by 9AM Centeral Time, they should all be up.
 

Almost done!!!

The photo editing project is coming to an end. I only have a few more things to do but for the most part, it is done!!! What is left? The photo merge directory where I have to stitch images together such as this one. This is from Feb. 2006 near Climax Mountain in Summit County Colorado.

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