Monthly Archives: June 2012

Jun 30

So long, page

It’s a weekend of goodbyes. After more than a decade, expires at midnight, as Apple cancels iTools/.Mac/MobileMe in favor of iCloud. The web-hosting service served me very, very well. I am sad to see it go.

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Jun 29

Goodbye to Missouri and A&M

IOWA STATE/KANSAS: I hope you’re happy! I hope you’re happy now! I hope you’re happy how you hurt your cause forever! I hope you think you’re clever! MISSOURI/TEXAS A&M: I hope you’re happy! I hope you’re happy too! I hope … Continue reading

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Jun 27

ATTN: It’s hot out

The view from my computer’s menu bar:  At least nothing here is on fire, unlike Colorado. Scary pictures coming out of there.

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Jun 27

Iowa and MLB blackouts

The good thing about Des Moines is that it’s two hours from Omaha, three hours from Kansas City, four hours from the Twin Cities, six hours from St. Louis, and six hours from Chicago. The bad thing about Des Moines … Continue reading

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Jun 26

Video of derecho damage in Traer

The one-year anniversary of the derecho that struck central Iowa is approaching. This video on YouTube shows the immediate aftermath. (Caution for language. But in fairness, if you saw the side of an industrial building ripped apart you’d swear too.) … Continue reading

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Jun 24

Ed Thomas, 1950-2009

Three years ago today. The year before, ESPN had done a piece about Thomas and the tornado recovery in Parkersburg. 2011 followup in Sports Illustrated.

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Jun 23

More Sabula bridge construction information

The Illinois DOT is going to have a meeting about the US 52 bridge next week. The project engineer says the goal is to keep the existing bridge open during construction in 2015-17, which would be a very good thing … Continue reading

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Jun 23

US 66 tourism article

By Reuters.

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Jun 23

License Plate Countdown — ZMF

On a miscellaneous note, were there any KD’s through KX’s? It seems odd that I would never see one on any of my trips.

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Jun 22

Corn Carnival

We really love our corn! July 16, 2004. It’s been a few years since it was moved up, but it still feels very wrong to have Corn Carnival in June. (Especially this year, being the fourth of five Fridays.) Tonight is … Continue reading

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