There is at least a potential for snow in the Susquehanna valley Sunday into Monday. It probably won't accumulate to much of anything but that's the way it's going this year. At least there shouldn't be a lot of ice.
DesktopBSD 1.6 was released yesterday. I've been using the RC versions for almost a year and couldn't be happier. It has worked great for me except a few minor glitchs which I was able to get figured out. It's based on Freebsd 6.3 and xorg 7.3.
Using it has made it fun to use the computer again. It generally just works but there is plenty learn if you want.
I got to spend a couple hours in a book store yesterday. I love books and could have walked out with a car full if it wasn't so inconvenient to read them. If they were readily available I would probably read all the time.
Large print books are available but they are expensive and still not quite big enough for me to see. There is also not much of a selection of large print books out there.
It would be great if one of the ebook devices would actually let me increase the size of the text and also increase the contrast. It would be nice if one could purchase any book at a reasonable price.
Hopefully some day technology will enable something that works for everyone. If a device worked for me I'd probably have it loaded with science related stuff.
October 2007 will go into the books as the warmest October on record in our area and many other areas in this part of the country.
Most of the early part of the month was very warm. We even approached 90 a few times. It was also dry. We even had to run the air conditioner a bit to keep the house below 80 for the guinea pigs.
The other interesting thing is the fact that arctic sea ice has been below normal. It'll be interesting to see if that has an effect on the winter or is a long term change