Crazy iPhone 6 Plus has been sitting in Louisville, KY for two days and will not arrive here on my doorstep for another two days. I hate watching my toys sit! 

Crazy iPhone 6 Plus has been sitting in Louisville, KY for two days and will not arrive here on my doorstep for another two days. I hate watching my toys sit! 

As seen on Twitter this morning: How to completely ruin a fall foliage picture…

As seen on Twitter this morning: How to completely ruin a fall foliage picture…

Here’s one tourist account regarding the impact of Hurricane Odile that hit the Baja Peninsula last week. This particular video originates at Hyatt Ziva in San Jose, a resort my wife and I stayed at back in April. It’s incredible how much this hurricane changed the landscape here and all along the eastern coast.

The weekender looks to be a lot less impactful here in Oklahoma than previously modeled.

The weekender looks to be a lot less impactful here in Oklahoma than previously modeled.

MeteoEarthHD is stunning. Combined with WeatherPro, it’s functionally stunning!
I downloaded this app upon a peer recommendation when I posed the question; what apps are available for displaying ECMWF basics on a global scale? The combination of these two apps, which are both developed by the MeteoGroup, offer as deep a dive as you would like to take into consumer-grade weather data based on professional grade information.
Real world response:Now from what I know about people who buy weather apps, some of you will click the link for your device OS below, see the price, then go find a lesser alternative, never be happy but never really know the difference. Others will buy it and complain to the world because the menu on the right has circles rather than squares. The rest of you will dig it as much as I do, then upgrade.
So about this upgrade:You get what you pay for. The initial app price is $3.99 with in-app purchase options for Days 1-5 for $5.99/year. This in-app purchase provides five day forecasts utilizing the ECMWF, as well as full access to the Tropical Storm Tracker. It also supports checking wind conditions at any altitude right up to the jetstream; and displaying several weather layers (for example, cloud cover, rain or pressure) in combination. One subscription covers premium services on both MeteoEarth and WeatherPro. It’s important to note for those of you who are not immersed in weather, the information you will access is top quality and very expensive to redistribute, hence the cost.
Redistribution:Because the ECMWF, or “Euro” model output is pay-for use, companies who provide the data for their end-users generally restrict redistribution due to a stringent licensing agreement. MeteoEarthHD allows the sharing of all data obtained within the application. Given the nice presentation of weather data and ability to easily share, this app should be popular among social media-savvy meteorologists and arm chair weather junkies alike. In fact, many already use the similar broadcast versions of MeteoEarth.
Go check it out for yourself.
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MeteoEarthHD is stunning. Combined with WeatherPro, it’s functionally stunning!
I downloaded this app upon a peer recommendation when I posed the question; what apps are available for displaying ECMWF basics on a global scale? The combination of these two apps, which are both developed by the MeteoGroup, offer as deep a dive as you would like to take into consumer-grade weather data based on professional grade information.
Real world response:Now from what I know about people who buy weather apps, some of you will click the link for your device OS below, see the price, then go find a lesser alternative, never be happy but never really know the difference. Others will buy it and complain to the world because the menu on the right has circles rather than squares. The rest of you will dig it as much as I do, then upgrade.
So about this upgrade:You get what you pay for. The initial app price is $3.99 with in-app purchase options for Days 1-5 for $5.99/year. This in-app purchase provides five day forecasts utilizing the ECMWF, as well as full access to the Tropical Storm Tracker. It also supports checking wind conditions at any altitude right up to the jetstream; and displaying several weather layers (for example, cloud cover, rain or pressure) in combination. One subscription covers premium services on both MeteoEarth and WeatherPro. It’s important to note for those of you who are not immersed in weather, the information you will access is top quality and very expensive to redistribute, hence the cost.
Redistribution:Because the ECMWF, or “Euro” model output is pay-for use, companies who provide the data for their end-users generally restrict redistribution due to a stringent licensing agreement. MeteoEarthHD allows the sharing of all data obtained within the application. Given the nice presentation of weather data and ability to easily share, this app should be popular among social media-savvy meteorologists and arm chair weather junkies alike. In fact, many already use the similar broadcast versions of MeteoEarth.
Go check it out for yourself.
Zoom Info
MeteoEarthHD is stunning. Combined with WeatherPro, it’s functionally stunning!
I downloaded this app upon a peer recommendation when I posed the question; what apps are available for displaying ECMWF basics on a global scale? The combination of these two apps, which are both developed by the MeteoGroup, offer as deep a dive as you would like to take into consumer-grade weather data based on professional grade information.
Real world response:Now from what I know about people who buy weather apps, some of you will click the link for your device OS below, see the price, then go find a lesser alternative, never be happy but never really know the difference. Others will buy it and complain to the world because the menu on the right has circles rather than squares. The rest of you will dig it as much as I do, then upgrade.
So about this upgrade:You get what you pay for. The initial app price is $3.99 with in-app purchase options for Days 1-5 for $5.99/year. This in-app purchase provides five day forecasts utilizing the ECMWF, as well as full access to the Tropical Storm Tracker. It also supports checking wind conditions at any altitude right up to the jetstream; and displaying several weather layers (for example, cloud cover, rain or pressure) in combination. One subscription covers premium services on both MeteoEarth and WeatherPro. It’s important to note for those of you who are not immersed in weather, the information you will access is top quality and very expensive to redistribute, hence the cost.
Redistribution:Because the ECMWF, or “Euro” model output is pay-for use, companies who provide the data for their end-users generally restrict redistribution due to a stringent licensing agreement. MeteoEarthHD allows the sharing of all data obtained within the application. Given the nice presentation of weather data and ability to easily share, this app should be popular among social media-savvy meteorologists and arm chair weather junkies alike. In fact, many already use the similar broadcast versions of MeteoEarth.
Go check it out for yourself.
Zoom Info
MeteoEarthHD is stunning. Combined with WeatherPro, it’s functionally stunning!
I downloaded this app upon a peer recommendation when I posed the question; what apps are available for displaying ECMWF basics on a global scale? The combination of these two apps, which are both developed by the MeteoGroup, offer as deep a dive as you would like to take into consumer-grade weather data based on professional grade information.
Real world response:Now from what I know about people who buy weather apps, some of you will click the link for your device OS below, see the price, then go find a lesser alternative, never be happy but never really know the difference. Others will buy it and complain to the world because the menu on the right has circles rather than squares. The rest of you will dig it as much as I do, then upgrade.
So about this upgrade:You get what you pay for. The initial app price is $3.99 with in-app purchase options for Days 1-5 for $5.99/year. This in-app purchase provides five day forecasts utilizing the ECMWF, as well as full access to the Tropical Storm Tracker. It also supports checking wind conditions at any altitude right up to the jetstream; and displaying several weather layers (for example, cloud cover, rain or pressure) in combination. One subscription covers premium services on both MeteoEarth and WeatherPro. It’s important to note for those of you who are not immersed in weather, the information you will access is top quality and very expensive to redistribute, hence the cost.
Redistribution:Because the ECMWF, or “Euro” model output is pay-for use, companies who provide the data for their end-users generally restrict redistribution due to a stringent licensing agreement. MeteoEarthHD allows the sharing of all data obtained within the application. Given the nice presentation of weather data and ability to easily share, this app should be popular among social media-savvy meteorologists and arm chair weather junkies alike. In fact, many already use the similar broadcast versions of MeteoEarth.
Go check it out for yourself.
Zoom Info
MeteoEarthHD is stunning. Combined with WeatherPro, it’s functionally stunning!
I downloaded this app upon a peer recommendation when I posed the question; what apps are available for displaying ECMWF basics on a global scale? The combination of these two apps, which are both developed by the MeteoGroup, offer as deep a dive as you would like to take into consumer-grade weather data based on professional grade information.
Real world response:Now from what I know about people who buy weather apps, some of you will click the link for your device OS below, see the price, then go find a lesser alternative, never be happy but never really know the difference. Others will buy it and complain to the world because the menu on the right has circles rather than squares. The rest of you will dig it as much as I do, then upgrade.
So about this upgrade:You get what you pay for. The initial app price is $3.99 with in-app purchase options for Days 1-5 for $5.99/year. This in-app purchase provides five day forecasts utilizing the ECMWF, as well as full access to the Tropical Storm Tracker. It also supports checking wind conditions at any altitude right up to the jetstream; and displaying several weather layers (for example, cloud cover, rain or pressure) in combination. One subscription covers premium services on both MeteoEarth and WeatherPro. It’s important to note for those of you who are not immersed in weather, the information you will access is top quality and very expensive to redistribute, hence the cost.
Redistribution:Because the ECMWF, or “Euro” model output is pay-for use, companies who provide the data for their end-users generally restrict redistribution due to a stringent licensing agreement. MeteoEarthHD allows the sharing of all data obtained within the application. Given the nice presentation of weather data and ability to easily share, this app should be popular among social media-savvy meteorologists and arm chair weather junkies alike. In fact, many already use the similar broadcast versions of MeteoEarth.
Go check it out for yourself.
Zoom Info
MeteoEarthHD is stunning. Combined with WeatherPro, it’s functionally stunning!
I downloaded this app upon a peer recommendation when I posed the question; what apps are available for displaying ECMWF basics on a global scale? The combination of these two apps, which are both developed by the MeteoGroup, offer as deep a dive as you would like to take into consumer-grade weather data based on professional grade information.
Real world response:Now from what I know about people who buy weather apps, some of you will click the link for your device OS below, see the price, then go find a lesser alternative, never be happy but never really know the difference. Others will buy it and complain to the world because the menu on the right has circles rather than squares. The rest of you will dig it as much as I do, then upgrade.
So about this upgrade:You get what you pay for. The initial app price is $3.99 with in-app purchase options for Days 1-5 for $5.99/year. This in-app purchase provides five day forecasts utilizing the ECMWF, as well as full access to the Tropical Storm Tracker. It also supports checking wind conditions at any altitude right up to the jetstream; and displaying several weather layers (for example, cloud cover, rain or pressure) in combination. One subscription covers premium services on both MeteoEarth and WeatherPro. It’s important to note for those of you who are not immersed in weather, the information you will access is top quality and very expensive to redistribute, hence the cost.
Redistribution:Because the ECMWF, or “Euro” model output is pay-for use, companies who provide the data for their end-users generally restrict redistribution due to a stringent licensing agreement. MeteoEarthHD allows the sharing of all data obtained within the application. Given the nice presentation of weather data and ability to easily share, this app should be popular among social media-savvy meteorologists and arm chair weather junkies alike. In fact, many already use the similar broadcast versions of MeteoEarth.
Go check it out for yourself.
Zoom Info
MeteoEarthHD is stunning. Combined with WeatherPro, it’s functionally stunning!
I downloaded this app upon a peer recommendation when I posed the question; what apps are available for displaying ECMWF basics on a global scale? The combination of these two apps, which are both developed by the MeteoGroup, offer as deep a dive as you would like to take into consumer-grade weather data based on professional grade information.
Real world response:Now from what I know about people who buy weather apps, some of you will click the link for your device OS below, see the price, then go find a lesser alternative, never be happy but never really know the difference. Others will buy it and complain to the world because the menu on the right has circles rather than squares. The rest of you will dig it as much as I do, then upgrade.
So about this upgrade:You get what you pay for. The initial app price is $3.99 with in-app purchase options for Days 1-5 for $5.99/year. This in-app purchase provides five day forecasts utilizing the ECMWF, as well as full access to the Tropical Storm Tracker. It also supports checking wind conditions at any altitude right up to the jetstream; and displaying several weather layers (for example, cloud cover, rain or pressure) in combination. One subscription covers premium services on both MeteoEarth and WeatherPro. It’s important to note for those of you who are not immersed in weather, the information you will access is top quality and very expensive to redistribute, hence the cost.
Redistribution:Because the ECMWF, or “Euro” model output is pay-for use, companies who provide the data for their end-users generally restrict redistribution due to a stringent licensing agreement. MeteoEarthHD allows the sharing of all data obtained within the application. Given the nice presentation of weather data and ability to easily share, this app should be popular among social media-savvy meteorologists and arm chair weather junkies alike. In fact, many already use the similar broadcast versions of MeteoEarth.
Go check it out for yourself.
Zoom Info
MeteoEarthHD is stunning. Combined with WeatherPro, it’s functionally stunning!
I downloaded this app upon a peer recommendation when I posed the question; what apps are available for displaying ECMWF basics on a global scale? The combination of these two apps, which are both developed by the MeteoGroup, offer as deep a dive as you would like to take into consumer-grade weather data based on professional grade information.
Real world response:Now from what I know about people who buy weather apps, some of you will click the link for your device OS below, see the price, then go find a lesser alternative, never be happy but never really know the difference. Others will buy it and complain to the world because the menu on the right has circles rather than squares. The rest of you will dig it as much as I do, then upgrade.
So about this upgrade:You get what you pay for. The initial app price is $3.99 with in-app purchase options for Days 1-5 for $5.99/year. This in-app purchase provides five day forecasts utilizing the ECMWF, as well as full access to the Tropical Storm Tracker. It also supports checking wind conditions at any altitude right up to the jetstream; and displaying several weather layers (for example, cloud cover, rain or pressure) in combination. One subscription covers premium services on both MeteoEarth and WeatherPro. It’s important to note for those of you who are not immersed in weather, the information you will access is top quality and very expensive to redistribute, hence the cost.
Redistribution:Because the ECMWF, or “Euro” model output is pay-for use, companies who provide the data for their end-users generally restrict redistribution due to a stringent licensing agreement. MeteoEarthHD allows the sharing of all data obtained within the application. Given the nice presentation of weather data and ability to easily share, this app should be popular among social media-savvy meteorologists and arm chair weather junkies alike. In fact, many already use the similar broadcast versions of MeteoEarth.
Go check it out for yourself.
Zoom Info
MeteoEarthHD is stunning. Combined with WeatherPro, it’s functionally stunning!
I downloaded this app upon a peer recommendation when I posed the question; what apps are available for displaying ECMWF basics on a global scale? The combination of these two apps, which are both developed by the MeteoGroup, offer as deep a dive as you would like to take into consumer-grade weather data based on professional grade information.
Real world response:Now from what I know about people who buy weather apps, some of you will click the link for your device OS below, see the price, then go find a lesser alternative, never be happy but never really know the difference. Others will buy it and complain to the world because the menu on the right has circles rather than squares. The rest of you will dig it as much as I do, then upgrade.
So about this upgrade:You get what you pay for. The initial app price is $3.99 with in-app purchase options for Days 1-5 for $5.99/year. This in-app purchase provides five day forecasts utilizing the ECMWF, as well as full access to the Tropical Storm Tracker. It also supports checking wind conditions at any altitude right up to the jetstream; and displaying several weather layers (for example, cloud cover, rain or pressure) in combination. One subscription covers premium services on both MeteoEarth and WeatherPro. It’s important to note for those of you who are not immersed in weather, the information you will access is top quality and very expensive to redistribute, hence the cost.
Redistribution:Because the ECMWF, or “Euro” model output is pay-for use, companies who provide the data for their end-users generally restrict redistribution due to a stringent licensing agreement. MeteoEarthHD allows the sharing of all data obtained within the application. Given the nice presentation of weather data and ability to easily share, this app should be popular among social media-savvy meteorologists and arm chair weather junkies alike. In fact, many already use the similar broadcast versions of MeteoEarth.
Go check it out for yourself.
Zoom Info
MeteoEarthHD is stunning. Combined with WeatherPro, it’s functionally stunning!
I downloaded this app upon a peer recommendation when I posed the question; what apps are available for displaying ECMWF basics on a global scale? The combination of these two apps, which are both developed by the MeteoGroup, offer as deep a dive as you would like to take into consumer-grade weather data based on professional grade information.
Real world response:Now from what I know about people who buy weather apps, some of you will click the link for your device OS below, see the price, then go find a lesser alternative, never be happy but never really know the difference. Others will buy it and complain to the world because the menu on the right has circles rather than squares. The rest of you will dig it as much as I do, then upgrade.
So about this upgrade:You get what you pay for. The initial app price is $3.99 with in-app purchase options for Days 1-5 for $5.99/year. This in-app purchase provides five day forecasts utilizing the ECMWF, as well as full access to the Tropical Storm Tracker. It also supports checking wind conditions at any altitude right up to the jetstream; and displaying several weather layers (for example, cloud cover, rain or pressure) in combination. One subscription covers premium services on both MeteoEarth and WeatherPro. It’s important to note for those of you who are not immersed in weather, the information you will access is top quality and very expensive to redistribute, hence the cost.
Redistribution:Because the ECMWF, or “Euro” model output is pay-for use, companies who provide the data for their end-users generally restrict redistribution due to a stringent licensing agreement. MeteoEarthHD allows the sharing of all data obtained within the application. Given the nice presentation of weather data and ability to easily share, this app should be popular among social media-savvy meteorologists and arm chair weather junkies alike. In fact, many already use the similar broadcast versions of MeteoEarth.
Go check it out for yourself.
Zoom Info

MeteoEarthHD is stunning. Combined with WeatherPro, it’s functionally stunning!

I downloaded this app upon a peer recommendation when I posed the question; what apps are available for displaying ECMWF basics on a global scale? The combination of these two apps, which are both developed by the MeteoGroup, offer as deep a dive as you would like to take into consumer-grade weather data based on professional grade information.

Real world response:
Now from what I know about people who buy weather apps, some of you will click the link for your device OS below, see the price, then go find a lesser alternative, never be happy but never really know the difference. Others will buy it and complain to the world because the menu on the right has circles rather than squares. The rest of you will dig it as much as I do, then upgrade.

So about this upgrade:
You get what you pay for. The initial app price is $3.99 with in-app purchase options for Days 1-5 for $5.99/year. This in-app purchase provides five day forecasts utilizing the ECMWF, as well as full access to the Tropical Storm Tracker. It also supports checking wind conditions at any altitude right up to the jetstream; and displaying several weather layers (for example, cloud cover, rain or pressure) in combination. One subscription covers premium services on both MeteoEarth and WeatherPro. It’s important to note for those of you who are not immersed in weather, the information you will access is top quality and very expensive to redistribute, hence the cost.

Redistribution:
Because the ECMWF, or “Euro” model output is pay-for use, companies who provide the data for their end-users generally restrict redistribution due to a stringent licensing agreement. MeteoEarthHD allows the sharing of all data obtained within the application. Given the nice presentation of weather data and ability to easily share, this app should be popular among social media-savvy meteorologists and arm chair weather junkies alike. In fact, many already use the similar broadcast versions of MeteoEarth.

Go check it out for yourself.

Lately it’s been difficult NOT to troll on some of the replies offered by those who have an opinion on local television station Facebook posts. Monday a story was shared about a man given 6 months to live. Nearly every reply was about how doctors don’t know how long someone will live and that everything is in the hands of god. As I said in the post above, that’s ignorant.
I only managed to get one nibble and that was a person who uses symbols rather than a real name and has an unrecognizable avatar. Regardless, the genius that ensued is worth saving for all to see.
I sorta feel like taking time to point out all the idiocy here but that would take away from your reading experience. Remember though, “50% of doctors graduated at the bottom half of their class.”
Here’s a link to the posts. 

Lately it’s been difficult NOT to troll on some of the replies offered by those who have an opinion on local television station Facebook posts. Monday a story was shared about a man given 6 months to live. Nearly every reply was about how doctors don’t know how long someone will live and that everything is in the hands of god. As I said in the post above, that’s ignorant.

I only managed to get one nibble and that was a person who uses symbols rather than a real name and has an unrecognizable avatar. Regardless, the genius that ensued is worth saving for all to see.

I sorta feel like taking time to point out all the idiocy here but that would take away from your reading experience. Remember though, “50% of doctors graduated at the bottom half of their class.”

Here’s a link to the posts

The Bardarbunga volcano erupts under the aurora borealis in the Holuhraun lava field in the east highlands of Iceland on Sept. 2nd.
A truly stunning photograph.

The Bardarbunga volcano erupts under the aurora borealis in the Holuhraun lava field in the east highlands of Iceland on Sept. 2nd.

A truly stunning photograph.

Here’s to the hope that I’m never in a position where someone feels like they need to tag me in a Facebook post for a $10-12 job.

Here’s to the hope that I’m never in a position where someone feels like they need to tag me in a Facebook post for a $10-12 job.

Was disappointed to see the Genghis Grill in Moore in the shape it was last week when having dinner. Food was all over the floor, countertops, and cross contaminated and there was no soap in the men’s room. Not sure how that whole “employees must wash hands” thing is working out there.

I wish all restaurants would operate with the efficiency and overall service you get when one is brand new. Sadly, it’s never the case.

It’ll be a long while before we give this place another try.
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Was disappointed to see the Genghis Grill in Moore in the shape it was last week when having dinner. Food was all over the floor, countertops, and cross contaminated and there was no soap in the men’s room. Not sure how that whole “employees must wash hands” thing is working out there.

I wish all restaurants would operate with the efficiency and overall service you get when one is brand new. Sadly, it’s never the case.

It’ll be a long while before we give this place another try.
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Was disappointed to see the Genghis Grill in Moore in the shape it was last week when having dinner. Food was all over the floor, countertops, and cross contaminated and there was no soap in the men’s room. Not sure how that whole “employees must wash hands” thing is working out there.

I wish all restaurants would operate with the efficiency and overall service you get when one is brand new. Sadly, it’s never the case.

It’ll be a long while before we give this place another try.
Zoom Info

Was disappointed to see the Genghis Grill in Moore in the shape it was last week when having dinner. Food was all over the floor, countertops, and cross contaminated and there was no soap in the men’s room. Not sure how that whole “employees must wash hands” thing is working out there.

I wish all restaurants would operate with the efficiency and overall service you get when one is brand new. Sadly, it’s never the case.

It’ll be a long while before we give this place another try.

HURRICANE IN 8 DAYS!

Okay, just kidding. I have no idea what the potential is for a hurricane next week but some people claim they do which has brought out the weather-folk who like to spin their social media wheels worrying about a ninth-grader in a basement in Iowa influencing the public via his 500-follower Twitter account.

While that was likely the longest run-on sentence you’ll read all week, it’s both valid and asinine. I am not going to bat for the ninth-grader in Iowa or any other person who can read the pretty colors and throw out an idea. I’m simply saying if you have 140 characters to talk about whether there is potential for a hurricane next week or not, take those 140 characters to be the resource on the matter, not complain about it.

Telling people you’re the go-to source is not near as effective as BEING the go-to source. Try harder.

Google Maps Tracks My Every Move - And I Like It

We live in a “big data” world, where staggering amounts of personal information including our locations, search histories, emails, posts, photos, and more, are constantly being collected and analyzed by Google, Amazon, Facebook, and many other web services. 

Google Location History launched silently not long ago. You can click here and, if you have a Google account and Google Maps installed on your smart device, see everywhere you have been and the route you took to get there. This data is collected in the background without the app actively running and is ultimately obtained for optimizing Google AdWords’ customer reach. Here’s an example of my log from one day last week:

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Right now Google AdWords customers can track impressions, clicks, phone calls, downloads, etc. to measure success of ad campaigns. In the near future, routing and location data like what you see above will be utilized to track through-the-door conversions. This means an ad impression or click at home, office, or while mobile that resulted in you going to the location of the business you were exposed to will be interpreted as a potential conversion. Pretty impressive - and it’s just the beginning. 

Advertisers will soon target based on how often and where you get fuel. They’ll know when and for how long you have lunch and how far you’re willing to travel for each meal within separate geographic areas; i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner. Now consider this information applied to other habitual activities like grocery shopping or trips to the movies. Large ticket items such as homes or vehicles? Imagine the potential!
Take a look at the amount of information collected with 14 days worth of data:

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While many will find this method of information collection invasive and go to great lengths to keep big brother at bay, others embrace the technology. This may be the marketer in me but I do not mind data collection designed to monitor my lifestyle. It results in target advertising that I find of interest and should add value to my everyday life.

Steve Miller

Steve Miller