On Wednesday, I drove my Plymouth down to the Miles Coffee Company to have a Dr. Pepper and gossip with some of the other classic car owners. About 4pm, the sky looked very threatening, so I drove the Plymouth home to put it in the garage. I got there just as the first raindrops fell. I then got in my Honda to drive over to the Paul Bunyon in Rathdrum, since there was going to be a live music program over there.
On my drive over to Rathdrum, all hell broke loose. We had thunder, lightning, hail, rain and 70 mph winds. Needless to say, when I arrived at Paul Bunyon’s, there were hardly any classic cars there. Everyone had driven a regular car. To top things off, the musicians were there, but were reluctant to set up their pianos in the parking lot under a 10 X 10 canopy. I don’t blame them. So the cruise and the music were both a bust. That happens around here, though. One day it’ll be 89° then the next it will be 60° and raining.
It got worse, though. While I was gone, the wind had blown a tree over a couple of miles from my house and took the electircal lines with it. So I came back to no power – a condition which existed for 8 hours. It came back on about 1:15 am.
Late Update: The local paper had an article on the storm. Four cows and a calf were hit and killed by a lightning strike that occurred about 2 miles from here. It really was a nasty storm.
I have finished the revision to my “Dutch Oven Dishes: Black Iron Cooking” cookbook and have posted it for public consumption. The links are in the Blogical Sections links on the side of this page. The cookbook has a new page size, recipe corrections and a couple of new recipes.
When I first started this process, I changed the page size from 8 1/2 X 11 to 4 1/4 X 5 1/2. That was a big mistake. That works out to four pages on a single sheet of paper (4-up), and I meant to have it be 2-up instead. It took me a couple of hours, but the PDF version now has a page size of 5 1/2 X 8.
Silly sign of the day:
Free/Open Source Software
- Oracle releases its ‘unbreakable’ homebrew Oracle Linux 7
- KDE 5 Delivers New Linux Desktop Environment
- 35 Free Android Apps for Business
- The best browsers for Linux?
- Gaming oriented Nvidia Shield Tablet wins early praise
- GOG.com Launches Linux Support, Ahead Of Schedule
- Open source product development most effective when social
- KaOS Calms Down KDE
- How open sourcing Android made it a mobile market leader
- How to use awk command in Linux
Security Theater/”Intellectual Property”
- Watchdog: Driver’s license centers snatch your fingerprints
- Revolving Door: Main Architect Of PIPA (Senate Version Of SOPA) Now… Lobbying For The MPAA
- Leaked manual shows how US agencies put millions on “suspected terrorist” list
- Dutch spy agencies can receive NSA data, court rules
- Internet Explorer is the ‘sweet spot’ for cyber criminals
- NSA man: ‘Tell me about your Turkish connections’
- Behind Comcast’s truthy ad campaign for net neutrality
- Security risks posed by smart meters