Feb 122009

Yesterday a strong storm system developed and moved into the great lakes bringing with it a strong cold front.  We had highs in the 60s with Sun most of the day and that helped create a really impressive squall line moving east across Pennsylvania.  At one point it was moving east at 75 mph but it was just a bit too late for us in northwest Lancaster county.  I broke up and we barely got a shower.  Still it was impressive for February.  I’m sort of disapointed I wasn’t home to watch things develope.

Today we have a high wind warning and the winds have been pretty strong.  Once again I am wishing I had the means to setup the wind sensor for my davis vantage pro2.

Feb 122009

Amazon’s new kindle 2 looks pretty intersting.  I’d consider getting one if I coud just see it first.  It seems like you can change the text size on it so that might just be the perfect thing for me but I’d like to see it in person too so I can tell whether the contrast is good for me.

It also seems to includee a feature to read     the book to you.  That to me is huge and could give other low vision users the freedom to have a book read to them when they want.  Sure there are other options but this just seems so convieniant. It could allow sigted people to listen to a book while doing something else too where reading it isn’t really an option.

This is where the shit comes in.  A group that represents writers is saying having the device read the book outloud violates copyright.  Thanks autheor’s guild.  Isn’t it enough that you can only use the book you bought on the kindle?  You want me to have to buy it to read on the kindle then buy a seperate audio book?  How about if I buy neither instead?

I just love when greed gets in the way of innovation.

 Posted by at 9:54 AM