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Snow just the way I like it

January 8th, 2010

We got a little bit of snow last night in northern Virginia…about an inch or so, which would be considered a dusting in many places farther north. The snow that came last night is just how I like it: enough to coat the ground, but not so much that the roads are trashed for a week. Here are a couple photos of the apartment complex and Sophie in the snow.

Home for the Holidays

December 23rd, 2007

For the record, I'm back home in Virginia, and it was a somewhat humid and partly rainy day in the low 70s. That's quite a departure from the frozen tundra I left in Rochester (intentional exaggeration, of course 🙂 ). Christmas and my 21st birthday are just around the corner, so I'm looking forward to this week!

Wallets and white fluffy stuff

December 15th, 2007

Is it just me, or does anyone else find the concept of keeping a wallet in your back pocket a bit strange? Sure, my Dad keeps his wallet there, and so does Steve Gibson of GRC and the Security Now podcast (they brought up the topic of whether sitting on a wallet will damage an RSA token that is shaped like a credit card on episode #122). Personally, I would never be able to stand a lopsided rear end every time I sit down. Isn't it uncomfortable to have that lump under your buttocks (and only one buttock to make it even worse for OCD types) all the time? Anywho…I guess I'll just be a side pocket kind of guy. Maybe I should worry about more relevant things, like the fact that there are 12-18 inches of snow forecast for tonight and tomorrow in Rochester! In my past two years here at RIT, I haven't seen that much snow come down at once. We still have a few inches left on the ground from previous snows, so this could be interesting 🙁

This heat makes me long for Rochester

August 7th, 2007

It has been quite hot and very humid here in Hampton Roads the past week or so. We have daily heat advisories for heat indices of 110° F. It's not really unusual for our summers to have periods like this, but it reminds me how crazy I am to go to Rochester for the winter and come back down to Virginia for the summer. It certainly doesn't help that my apartment's air conditioning is not in the best condition (the thermostat is reading 80-85° in here). At least all my wrap-up work as I go through my last week at NASA is keeping me from thinking about the heat too much. Get out of the heat, and take a look at two recent additions to my site: more Princeton photos and "Kerby's Tech Notes."

Various Updates

February 17th, 2007

As the quarter is nearing its end, things have been quite busy. No need to talk much about that, though. I'd rather mention that the weather forecast is finally showing some temperatures above freezing within this next week here in Rochester. We have had solid packed snow on all the walkways across campus since it has been too cold to melt anything. That may change quite soon :). Also, I am going to the hockey game tonight against Mercyhurst. It is RIT's last home hockey game of the season. Last night's game was an exciting win from what I heard, so I hope tonight's game lives up to that standard. Read on for Parallels and Linux comments.

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Where was all this snow last year?

January 24th, 2007

I've been waiting a while to post this in hopes that the weather would get better…but it doesn't seem likely. For the past week and a half, there has been nothing but snow and cold temperatures in the forecast. It all started on Monday the 15th when a sudden overnight ice storm caused RIT to close for the day. That is huge since RIT has only missed something like two full days in the past 20 or so years. Ever since that Monday, it has snowed on a daily basis. It looks like the ground is going to be white for some time to come until spring arrives or we have some more freak high temperatures. Bundle up!

Still waiting for winter

January 13th, 2007

Now that RIT classes have been back in session for the past week, I'm back to balancing class work, Honors work, ITS work, and job searching for a summer co-op. The first week back was a bit hectic, but now that things are under control, the rest of this quarter should go well. It certainly doesn't hurt that the Rochester winter is still being quite wimpy. We got an inch of snow last week, but that melted by the afternoon. The clouds are still overcast as always, though. That's all for now…don't be afraid to leave comments to any of these posts!