Archive for September, 2005

Cadillac to Canton?

Friday, September 30th, 2005

Is Cadillac Williams already in the NFL Hall of Fame? Well, sort of: Cadillac Williams’ record performance immortalized.

Is the Evacuation More Dangerous than the Storm?

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

According to an article in the Houston Chronicle this morning, 31 people died in Harris County as a result of hurricane Rita and

More than half of those deaths — 17 of the 31 recorded so far — were of people evacuating to safer ground when they suffered some sort of medical distress, said Beverly Begay, [...]

It’s Cadillac Time (With a Few Minutes for Ronnie Brown)

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

Our man Cadillac Williams is having a smashing impact on the NFL. He’s become the first running back ever to run for over 100 yards in each of his first three games, and he has set the record for total number of yards in the first three games of a rookie season. He’s wearing [...]

Web Site Breakage, Web Site Fixage

Monday, September 26th, 2005

I used the bloglines cache to recover all the text of the posts that were lost when the web site’s disk drive crashed. I still had the images on my site, and integrating the images into the text took me a couple of hours, but now it’s done. The comments that were attached to all [...]

How an Aggie Prepares for a Hurricane

Monday, September 26th, 2005

Note the position of the plywood: it’s inside the windows! Good thing the storm never came to college station, because all those coloring books would have been soaked.

Web Hosting News

Sunday, September 25th, 2005

I discovered that Bloglines has cached copies of all our blog posts. This is good news! Still not exactly sure how to reconstruct the weblogs; it will probably be a post by post reconstruction, but it shouldn’t be too hard.

Jiggety Jig

Sunday, September 25th, 2005

Home again. We pulled in about half an hour ago. It took us about five hours, and we were in stop-and-go traffic only once, just south of Temple. We’re glad to be home again, and happy to find that everything here is okee dokee. I don’t have work tomorrow, so I’ll probably spend most of [...]

Post-Rita Update 2

Sunday, September 25th, 2005

We’re biding our time. We have tossed around the idea of trying to return today, but will probably wait until tomorrow. Tomorrow is the “official” day for Pearlanders to return, but that’s not the sole reason we’re waiting. By waiting we give that many more impatient people the chance to rush home and clog the [...]

Update: Post-Rita

Saturday, September 24th, 2005

Csoft.net, the people who host my web page, suffered a hard drive crash the day before yesterday. They have recovered operations, but the weblog databases were recovered only to September 7th. I’ll be searching for a way to recover the lost content, but the prognosis is not good. This will teach me to keep my [...]

More Hurricane Prep

Wednesday, September 21st, 2005

We finished with the plywood at about 9:30 PM. We spent another hour putting stuff into the house – stuff like the grill, the outdoor furniture, etc. Then we took a short break for sandwiches. Wendy and I are both exhausted, but we have much still to do. I have to make that home inventory [...]

Hurricane Prep

Wednesday, September 21st, 2005

Last night we covered the eight windows on the first story front. This morning we got up with the sun and by 7:15 were working again. It took until about 11:30 to finish the front of the house. Doing the front is the bulk of the work; it accounts for 20 of our 37 windows [...]

Storm Warnings

Wednesday, September 21st, 2005

Rita has become a category 4 hurricane and you’d better believe she has our full attention. Although the computer models have not converged yet, all but one of them show Houston in a very bad place. The city of Houston is due to make the evacuation call at 9:30 AM. With Rita at category 4 [...]