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.
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.
 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...