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Hurricane Sandy Pics

We really didn't get hit too bad compared to other areas. No flooding. But plenty of uprooted trees and downed power lines.

First here's a radar image from my cousin, who is an Airborne Meteorologist for the US Air Force Hurricane Hunters. He flew right into 117 mph winds to get us this picture, so appreciate it!

The big green blob... we have angered it.

And now, pics from our neighborhood the day after the storm.

This was just a few houses down from us.  The poor guy's windshield was totally smashed.

This is what caused our power outage, i think.  It's actually in better shape than when we first saw it; the entire set of wires was pined down by a tree.

People actually stood under it and pointed up at it.  Dummies.

This one looks more like it got struck by lightning.

Luckily the housing association pays for damages to the outside of the house.

Similar trees all around; we were lucky none came down on us.

This one was very polite.  There were cars on either side but it landed in the middle.

And the flag was still... mostly there.

By fnord12 | October 31, 2012, 5:01 PM | My stupid life | Comments (2)| Link

Still alive

Quick post to say we got hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, but everything's fine. Power is back after 24+ hours but no internet (except by phone, which is spotty).

Will post some pics when we have real internet again.

Thanks to all the spammers who took the opportunity to attack my comics website while i was away.

By fnord12 | October 31, 2012, 9:04 AM | My stupid life | Comments (0)| Link

Firefox, Movable Type, and Checkboxes

Graaah! Just putting this out there in case there's someone listening or searching who may be able help with, or at least confirm, this. But it seems with a recent Firefox upgrade, Movable Type (5.12) has stopped recognizing when i've checked Category checkboxes. They're checked, you submit the entry, and then they're not checked and your post has no categories.

Old standbye Internet Explorer works fine. But i prefer writing my posts in Firefox. Despite the commercial that plays about 30 times every time we watch the Daily Show online, i still find IE to be slow and clunky.

I see MT has version 5.2 out as of last month. So i could try upgrading to that, although MT upgrades usually result in at least a day's worth of tears, and there's nothing of interest to me in the upgrade and no guarantee it would fix this problem.

By fnord12 | October 23, 2012, 3:01 PM | My stupid life | Comments (0)| Link

It Could Still End Up on the List

Our fun times in Philly.

It only just narrowly escapes getting added to the "You Can Go to Hell" list by virtue of its delicious vegan foodstuffs. But you're on notice, Philly!

By min | October 10, 2012, 2:36 PM | My stupid life | Comments (0)| Link

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