Snow day

Maybe the snow will stay this time; as you can see there's a bit more coming down than the last few times. Leeta and I aren't getting our hopes up too high though, it'll probably melt again. At least the satellite is cutting through the snow most of the time.

I have to admit that as much as I hate the latency and sometimes slow upstreams on this dish, on a purely philosophical level I absolutely love what that dish represents. That said, I think that satellites are maybe not the most cost effective solution — I'm more inclined to say that a blimp at 10 miles is the way to go. It would have basically zero latency, and could be much cheaper to deploy.

I rode in to Belleville this morning with Ryan and picked up a few of the things I needed for the Jeep. I've replaced the winch hook, and now there is a good tow rope and jumper cables. I was surprised how hard it was to find decent rope and hooks at Canadian Tire — most were rated at 3500 pounds and below, as were their winches. If I'm remembering right I'm running a 9500 pound winch.

Anyway, as you can see I also had just a little bit too much fun on Rachel's 4-wheeler… Because the snow is fresh/wet, I'm still getting traction, but at the same time it's slippery enough to do donuts. Want to place odds on what injuries I get this winter?

Damn I love living out here. The isolation gets to me from time to time, but it's just so much fun.

Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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