The funny thing is – or maybe it’s not funny – when a hurricane and the Eastern Seaboard interact, the result is an explosion of wild numbers. Here’s the picture so far, gathered from various sources of mitigated reliability: Close to one million people without power in Virginia and North Carolina; Nearly 10,000 flights cancelled; 5…Details
This scene of Irene making landfall in North Carolina early on August 27th was produced by NOAA’s Environmental Visualization Laboratory, whose beautiful images I have enjoyed for many years. Cat 1 Hurricane Irene Makes Landfall on Aug. 27th. Image Courtesy of NOAA. Similar posts: New York Under a State of Emergency as Hurricane Irene Closes In 2008…Details
I have mixed feelings about all this. Been there too many times. Felt the worry, seen the damage, experienced it on a level that closely resembles fascination, the morbid kind, but always with a small part of my brain remaining the cold, objective observer that just thinks: “Is this what the final dive down feels…Details
Well this has been a big week in the digital world. First it was the mammoth-size move and giant leap of Google buying Motorola. And just yesterday, another mammoth, having survived and even thrived through the short computer millennium, resigned. The charismatic Steve Jobs has stepped down as CEO of Apple. The tech community’s reaction…Details
It would appear today’s tremor was felt very strongly in parts of NYC. With an epicenter located somewhere in Virginia and ranking a respectable 5.9 on the infamous Richter scale, this one never even registered on my own radar as I was on the phone with a French interlocuteur from my office in Chelsea. But…Details
Secret location, select crowd, cool party, stunning storm. Sadly, I only had my Android phone for a camera. Here are the snapshots. Indulge me.