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Monday, November 22, 2010

My Hair Is Awesome...But Not As Awesome as NBC's Amanda Raus.

NBC's Amanda Raus wins the city league championship for the BEST HAIR IN CONNECTICUT! It is pretty nice.

Erika Arias scored the #2 spot. Silver, baby!

I'm....gulp....#3!????? Unacceptable!!! And J La is #4? Is that a joke? Her hair is flawless. I'm filing an appeal. You think Blumie will help take my case to the Supreme Court?

I can't stop laughing!

Maybe I'll actually give you a weather related blog post one day.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Forecast & Once In A "Blue Moon" Discussion

Google Chrome & The Wilderness Downtown

My computers default browsers are Safari and Explorer. But I have always preferred Firefox. Now people are telling me to download yet ANOTHER browser?

Google Chrome.

Google claims its the fastest browser out there. We measure the speed of cars by how fast they can go from 0 to 60. In Internet land, google measures speed by things like: the number of searches per second or the number of tabs you can open per second.

Who cares. I'm usually on my couch eating buttered popcorn and watching TV while I search for crap I don't need to know. I'm in no rush to find out who is guest starring in next week's Glee episode.

I didn't care UNTIL a friend told me to check out a new kind of music video that you can only watch on Google Chrome. The Wilderness Downtown is an experimental interactive film created by Chris Milk in collaboration with Arcade Fire and Google. It was built using HTML5, Google Maps, an integrated drawing tool and it uses multiple browser windows as the user moves around the screen.

SOOOOOO COOOL! The geek in me can only imagine how long it took to code that video. Computer programmers have only scratched the surface when it comes to what HTML5 can do. But this video is a great preview.

Click here to download Google Chrome

Then watch the music video here!

Let me know what you think! Pretty cool stuff!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Snowfall Totals For Today

Many places saw their first snowflakes of the season last night into this morning. Others saw their first inch or two of accumulation! Eastern Connecticut was the bullseye in this storm with the greatest amounts in the higher elevations.

Hartford County:
  • Manchester: 1.0"
Tolland County:
  • Staffordville: 2.0"
  • Coventry: 1.5"
  • Tolland: 1.0"
Windham County:

  • Moosup: 2.0"
  • East Killingly: 1.5"

Fairfield County:

  • Bridgeport: 0.4"
  • Shelton: 0.3"
  • Danbury: 0.2"

Middlesex County:

  • Portland: 1.3"
  • Killingworth: 0.5"

New Haven County:

  • Madison: 1.0"
  • New Haven: 0.5"
  • Branford: 0.3"

New London County:

  • Groton: 0.5"

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Blumenthal's Plan For Senate

Hard Freeze! (And Camera Phones....)

Temperatures dropped below freezing last night all the way to the shoreline. A "hard freeze" like this marks the end to the growing season. So we will not see any freeze watches or warnings posted for the rest of the year.

By the way...I took this picture on my blackberry. Isn't it amazing how far camera phones have come? My first camera phone was so bad you couldn't even tell the gender of the blurry pixilated face that appeared on my caller I.D.