We're getting ready for the multi-storm event with Hurricane Sandy as the star performer. This area of NJ is notorious for storm related electric power issues and our utility has issued a warning that we should prepare to be without power for at least one to two weeks. If we lose power I won't be blogging, so in case you see the posts stop...
At about 6:30AM the local weather station a few miles from here is showing winds at 28 mph gusting to 44.
(image from the NASA Suomi NPP saatellite at 02:42 EDT Sunday morning. You can clearly make out sities in the Southeast and the cloudtops are nicely illuminated by an almost full moon)
Typepad - the folks that host tingilinde - have offered a one year free blog subscription that I can give away. If you want it, send me a note telling me why you want to blog and I'll send it to whoever makes a compelling case.
Send your note by October 1 - use the email me link on the upper right side of the page.
About a year ago I stopped posting to my old blog, the Crandall Surf Report 2.0, and setup shop at tingilinde. Today is the last day of my old account and the CSR fades away.
The unusual "blog" was the original Crandall Surf Report. I started moving from shortwave radio dx'ing to recreational surfing in late 1993 and sent out email reports of my findings. The structure of the emails was very bloggish. It slowly grew from five to about three thousand readers and management of the listserv required as much time as surfing and writing.
The old CSR ran for about five years until the ISP arm of my former employer told me the content was theirs (I wrote it on my time using my computer, network connection and listserv ... ). A legal type suggested I stop and I did. The CSR 2.0 started shortly after I left that company and was in the form of a formal blog to reduce the workload and be part of the 21st century.