Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Ordering Back Issues of Space Quarterly Magazine


Although publication of Space Quarterly magazine has been suspended you can still order back copies, print and or digital, from HP Magcloud.

I've personally received many messages of support and I thank those who have sent in their best wishes. Perhaps someday the magazine will be published again.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Super Typhoon Usagi Hits China

Super Typhoon Usagi

Now that's what I call a super storm. This is from the NASA release posted on SpaceRef.

Keep you head down Jody, Anna and family (in Hong Kong). Luckily Toronto doesn't get these kinds of storms, only the final remnant of Hurricanes.

"Southeastern China was hit by the most powerful typhoon of 2013 on Sept. 22, when Typhoon Usagi came ashore landfall in the Guangdong Province during the evening. NASA's TRMM satellite observed very heavy rainfall just south of the eye as the center was landfalling.

When Typhoon Usagi, the Japanese word for "rabbit," made landfall it had maximum sustained winds near 95.6 knots (~110 mph). According to Xinhuanet.com news, 25 people were killed by the storm. Over 310,000 residents were displaced due to the storm. Xinhuanet reported economic losses totaled as much as 7.1 billion yuan in Guangdong alone from Usagi."



Friday, July 12, 2013

Goodbye Cable, It's Been Nice Knowing You

Today the "Cable Guy" is paying me a visit to cut my cable. I'm done with cable TV. Today I say, welcome to the future of Internet and Free Over the Air (FOTA) TV. I'll watch what I want, when I want without the need to pay for 95% of the channels I wasn't interested in.

I still want to watch TV from the comfort of my sofa so how am I achieving this? It's not as difficult as you might think.

The first thing I did was compile a set of web sites that broadcast the content I want into my own TV guide if you will. Then I bought a couple of Internet devices over the last couple of years to access content on my TV. I could have bought just one device but I'm a techie and like to play around with these devices and develop for them. I also bought a cheap indoor FOTA antenna.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

AngularJS First Toronto Meetup Video

AngularJS is a JavaScript MVW (model-view-whatever) Framework developed by Google that is gaining popularity as it shifts some of the load from the backend to the client browser frontend. That's my simplified explanation.

AngularJS is just over a year old, and on June 19th Toronto held its first Meetup. I decided to go as I'm always interested in ways to lessen the backend load and this new framework has potential. At the last minute I decided to record the event. Unfortunately there was no proper place to setup my small Zoom Q3HD camera but with a little editing it seems to have turned out ok.



Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Day Before Google I/O I'm All In

Tomorrow is Google's annual developer conference, Google I/O, a rite of passage for any serious developer. One in which I've yet been able to attend. Well, there's always next year.

Leading into this years conference I've decided to make a few changes in my social networking usage and strategy. Not just for me personally, but also for my business.

I'm going all in on Google and in particular Google Plus.