23 September 2013

3-D animations can be for virtual tourism

3-D animations have been around for nearly 20 years on the web.  Used for virtual tourism and other applications, I am sure you have seen good ones and some no so good.

Want to know how fast and what direction is best?

Check out this paper from the University of Southampton.

22 September 2013

Classic Cold Front

If you catch this early enough, you can see the line of clouds along the frontal boundary:


Other wx sites are good too. This is why I never rely on just one site.  I rotate around to get different views of the weather.  The European Weather sites are pretty accurate too.

Try this one for size:

can you name some others?

17 September 2013

time for a bit more on Weather

So, I last posted that cooler temps were in the forecast and boy was that correct.  Nearly frost temps over night and very nice day time conditions make for a pleasant late summer (yes it is still summer) week.

Another favorite site for weather, at least for the US is the American Meteorological Society DataStreme Site.

It is good since if provide data.  Check it out.

11 September 2013

Today 90's and 30 degrees cooler by Saturday?

There is a saying often heard in New England about "if you don't like the weather just wait  a little bit".

Seems today's heat wave will break shortly and the daytime temps might drop 30 degrees F, by the weekend.  Check out this link from wearther.gov.

08 September 2013

Hitchcock on TCM Sundays

Now, one of my favorite directors in Alfred Hitchcock.  North by Northwest is my favorite film of his but on Sunday's this month, when I should be reading, Turners Classic Movies is showcasing "Hitch".

While the ever popular films are to be shown like The Birds, Psycho, Rope, The Wrong Man, also found are his other films that are less frequently shown on TV.

Today, for example, you could have caught or catch, depending on when you read this Blog, Under Capricorn, Stage Fright, Saboteur and of course, North by Northwest.

Later this month check out Lifeboat, Number 17, Rear Window, To Catch a Thief, Family Plot, The Lady Vanishes, Torn Curtain, Topaz, The 39 Steps, Dial M for Murder, Strangers on a Train, Suspicion and many others.

Enjoy these classics!

05 September 2013

Glendi 2013

Every September we look forward to Glendi held in Springfield Mass.  So for the weekend we all become Greek.  Good food, music, dance and just a great all around fun time.

Something for the whole family.  check it out this weekend!