Chasing Hurricane Fay online

From Mashable, ways to “chase” hurricanes online.

Hurricane Fay near Florida

Hurricane Fay near Florida

AccuWeather has some nifty images:

Tropical Storm Fay near Florida

Tropical Storm Fay near Florida

There’s an animated GIF file of the storm.

Cone of storms predicted track

Cone of storm's predicted track

Meanwhile, the good news is that it seems to be moving north and away from Miami, thank the Flying Spaghetti Monster! PZ Myers needs to fly home from the Galapagos Islands through Miami.

There’s The Weather Channel’s

Hurricane Fay from satellite by infrared light

Tropical Storm Fay from satellite by infrared light

And of course there’s NOAA and the National Weather Service:

Probability of hurricane-force winds is low

Probability of hurricane-force winds is low

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Some predicted tracks of Hurricane Fay, 2008 August 18 6:00 p.m.

Live Webcast August 19: ensuring continuity of operations

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Help to create Geek Heaven

The IT Crowd

The IT Crowd

In appeal for crowdsourcing, Graham Linehan asks for suggestions for decorating the set of The IT Crowd. He’s asking for details for its third season to make it look like “a cross between a comic book store and the Batcave.” Geek heaven, in other words. See “Be my Hive Brain” for details.

U.S. “Cyber-command” suspended

Read Bruce Schneier’s blog: The U.S. Air Force created an 8,000-strong force without having a clear idea of what it was going to do. Don’t they know anything about requirements engineering?

Pessimist: glass half empty. Engineer: glass too big.

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