Diary of a Network Geek

The trials and tribulations of a Certified Novell Engineer who's been stranded in Houston, Texas.


News Flash: Sky Falling!

Filed under: Advice from your Uncle Jim,Calamity, Cataclysm, and Catastrophe,Criticism, Marginalia, and Notes,Life, the Universe, and Everything,News and Current Events,Personal — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Horse which is around lunchtime or 1:27 pm for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waxing Gibbous

Or, if you prefer, the end of the world is nigh!

So, yeah, there’s a hurricane of respectable size and intensity named Ike headed my general direction.  As per usual, I will not run like a rat deserting a sinking ship, but will, instead, bravely blog my way through what will no doubt prove to be far less than the crazy weather people are predicting.  Oh, I’m sure it won’t be “good” and we will probably lose power for a couple hours, maybe more, but I doubt that it will be as bad as the people who make their living scaring the public with tales of Mother Nature gone wrong are making it sound.

Long time readers will recall that I stayed when Rita was supposed to wipe the greater Houston area off the face of the Earth, too.  And, I blogged then, too.  Not much to report then, and I doubt there will be much to report this time, either.  Oh, one important difference is that I have a good digital camera, so I’ll have pictures this time.  In fact, I may just have a picture for every post this time around.  Or not, as the mood strikes me.

In any case, if you’re in the area, be safe.  Otherwise, I’ll do my best to keep everyone updated!

Advice from your Uncle Jim:
"Get busy livin', or get busy dyin'.
   --from "The Shawshank Redemption


  1. yikes! batten down the hatches, friend, and good luck weathering the storm!

    Comment by kat — 9/11/2008 @ 1:40 pm

  2. I hope this one is over-hyped!

    Comment by Cheri — 9/11/2008 @ 2:01 pm

  3. Oh, they keep downgrading the intensity and steering it further and further East. Soon, it’ll be a light shower hitting Lake Charles.
    But, I have prepared a bit. I’ll likely post pictures of some of my more interesting survival supplies later. I do have a percolating, stove-top coffee pot, though. I can face Armageddon, as long as I have a good, strong cup of coffee!

    Comment by the Network Geek — 9/11/2008 @ 2:04 pm

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