Friday, July 29, 2011

Update to Weather Link

Take a look at the weather link in the right column of this blog.  I've changed it to a different site - very informative.  So, whenever you are experiencing severe weather where you live, just click on this link to obtain a snapshot of paradise (well, not all the time).

Saturday, July 16, 2011


For about the last 24 hours I've been trying a new music service (new to the US) called Spotify.  It's been in Europe for a while and has garnered a large user base.  I must say it has LOTS of tracks.  If you can think of a song from your teen years (or earlier), that song is on the list.  It looks a lot like itunes, but does so much more.

It's different than Pandora in that if you select an artist, it can play all the music from that artist.  It does not just play songs that sound like that artist.  A lot of third party sites support the service.  For example, will generate a playlist that "sounds like" or is similar to the artist in question, and it provides access to thousands of playlists created by others.  Quite remarkable.

Friday, July 15, 2011

North Rim Sunrise

I was looking through some old photos today (Trey Ratcliff's current G+ post reminded me of this one) and thought this view of the fire damage at the North Rim was special.  We rose very early, on one of our day's off, to shop in St. George.  Great sunrise.  I've some more of this sunrise in my G+ photos.  Thanks to Trey for the memory.  Take a look at his photo here -

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Saguaro Fruit

It's 115° and the cactus continue to bloom.  The saguaro's now have fruit. Here's a shot -

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Best Mobile Podcasters

My favorite site, Lifehacker, just keeps on putting out the good stuff.  Here's the results of the Podcaster survey -  Lifehacker just put out a new book, it chucked full of nifty information.