Sunday, September 26, 2010

What's in the letter N: Eva vs. Evan Longoria

I finally realized that these are different people. A lot of announcers seem to drop the final "n".

Eva Longoria is an actress - here's Eva's wikipedia page.
Here's a picture of her.





Evan Longoria is a baseball player - here's Evan's wikipedia page .
Here's a picture of him.
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I think you'll be able to tell the difference.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Weather Satellite Images

The National Hurricane Center has links to weather imagery from space.   Here is one example - nice. Click for full size image.  Note Hurricanes Igor and Julia in the Northern Hemisphere.  And the difference in rotation sense in the Southern Hemisphere.
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 Europe's Meteorological Satellite Organization (EUMETSAT)  Full Disk Image 9/15/2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

Testing Blogger Movies

Testing embedded videos which are stored in google video somewhere.  They can be uploaded from the blogger control.  Here goes....


I think it worked. I made the video from a series of still jpgs.  Although Adobe Flash has slideshow capability,  I used the free windows movie maker which uses something like mpeg compression. So sequences of stills should compress pretty well. 

Utility Pole Replacement in Cambridge (Riverside)

Last night a wooden  utility pole  cracked at the base and fell toward the neighboring pole across the street. This caused the wires to d...