Monthly Archives: August 2011

Following Irene Live

WTKR/3 in Norfolk has live coverage streaming on the Web. So does WGNT. It’s the same show, also being carried on WHRV radio (streaming at that link). So if you want to see and hear live coverage where the action is, … Continue reading

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Remembering Hurricane Bob

Got an interesting email from sister Jan, retired Commander with the U.S. Navy, who was stationed in Newport when Hurricane Bob hit in 1991. With her permission, here it is: It was almost exactly 20 years ago that I rode … Continue reading

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Obama’s circular firing squad

I normally avoid talking politics here, but it’s hard to stay quiet while partisans on the left help with the demolition project that partisans on the right started the moment Barack Obama arrived in the White House. One example: Hillary Told … Continue reading

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Now it’s NYC’s, Philly’s and DC’s turns to get clobbered

@marklittlenews (mark little) tweets, Soaked to the skin but awed beyond words by explosive lightning storm that just engulfed Manhattan #Kapow So I looked at the map and saw that there’s a line of strong thunderstorms in a line from … Continue reading

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Bookmarking the past

I’ve been digging around for stuff I blogged (or wrote somewhere on the Web) way back when. After finding two items I thought might be lost, I decided to point to them here, which (if search engines still work the … Continue reading

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Storm over Boston

So here’s the storm happening right now over Boston: Also watching lightning strikes on Lightning Finder, as well as out my window, before I go outside for a better view. Check out FlightAware‘s view of KBOS (Logan airport) flight activity … Continue reading

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Why music radio is dying

The Rock face of the Music Radio island is eroding away, as station after station falls into the vast digital sea. Here’s a story in Radio Ink about how two FM rockers have been replaced by news and sports broadcasts … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary, Mom and Pop

My parents, Eleanor and Allen Searls, were married 65 years ago today. The wedding was in Grace United Methodist Church, in Minneapolis.* Mom’s family, all descendents of Swedish immigrants to homesteads in Minnesota and North Dakota, were the primary attendees, … Continue reading

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What happens when Google buys Sprint too?

@ChunkaMui just put up a great post in Forbes: Motorola + Sprint = Google’s AT&T, Verizon and Comcast Killer. Easy to imagine. Now that Google has “gone hardware” and “gone vertical” with the Motorola deal, why not do the same in the … Continue reading

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Google buys Motorola and its giant patent portfolio

The official statement from Google says, Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG – News) and Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:MMI – News) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Google will acquire Motorola Mobility for $40.00 per share in cash, or a … Continue reading

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