Josh’s Lifelog for 2008-12-17

  • It’s 12 degrees F, school is cancelled for the second day, and I’m working from home again. Roads are a solid sheet of ice. #pdxtst #
  • Portland is just not equipped to deal with snow and ice. A fleet of plows and sanders cost too much for the one time a year they’re needed. #
  • The streets around my house haven’t seen a plow or even a sander since this started. Hence, the roads are an ice rink, and we don’t go out. #
  • @akarlin I live in Aloha/Beaverton/Hillsboro. It’s all just one big west of Portland ‘burb. ๐Ÿ™‚ in reply to akarlin #
  • @jltitus Cabin fever definitely an issue over here, too. Hoping for a thaw just so we can venture out of the house! ๐Ÿ™‚ in reply to jltitus #
  • Sun has thawed things a bit, and we’re stir crazy enough to risk an outing. The sun actually melted most of the stuff on our car. #pdxtst #
  • Main roads in Hillsboro aren’t too bad. TV Hwy is dry in the lanes. 209th wasn’t bad. Side streets are still nothing but ice though. #pdxtst #
  • Hey @KGW folks: someone named craigwalker.net borked your school closures page: http://tinyurl.com/5qkjwp #
  • @jschultz @Tersteeg I vote “death of the giant trade show”. Already happened to E3 and Comdex. I predict CES has 2 more years left. And IDF? in reply to jschultz #
  • @jschultz Yeah, I know IDF is Intel’s chance to train people and show off. It’s like if MacWorld were ONLY Apple, instead of an ecosystem. in reply to jschultz #
  • @jschultz Now that I think about it, Intel’s IDF is more like Apple’s WWDC. Intel doesn’t really have a MacWorld analogue. Maybe CES? in reply to jschultz #
  • Oh, Laural Porter. Did you really just report on the Burger King spray fragrance as if it were a real thing, and not a web marketing stunt? #
  • And before you all tell me that the Burger King perfume is real, I won’t believe it until I see it and smell it. ๐Ÿ™‚ #