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Wednesday, October 15, 2003

Wednesday October 15, 2003. Weather forecast from Hawaii:
Summary of Key Meteorological Variables
Summit temperatures will be near 6.5 C today, 2 C tonight, and 1.5 C tomorrow morning. Precipitable water is expected to be in the 2 to 2.5 mm range. Summit winds will be from the east-northeast at 20 to 30 mph for today, 15 to 25 mph this evening, and 10 to 20 mph tomorrow morning. Shear will be near 85 to 95 mph.

6.5C is 43.7F. The forecast is for the summit of Mauna Kea, about 14,000 feet above sea level.

To Pillsbury House, where I did data entry for the Community Barter Network. No major problems; just minor problems with information which should already have been on the system, forms with categories which didn't quite match the ones on the software...

Weblogger Meetup at the Urban Bean Coffeehouse. I wondered what my 1960's self would have thought of the place. When did coffeehouses start opening at 6:30 am?

There were ten other people, all but one of them male.

Weblogger Meetup at the Urban Bean coffeehouse. Ten other people, including one woman. At least half the people were familiar with software the rest weren't, which made for some esoteric discussion.

At one end of a spectrum, I use Blogger and LiveJournal; at the other end, at least one attendee writes his own software.

Public Release: 15-Oct-2003
Language more foul in Elizabethan street theatre than 21st century TV, reveals historian
New research from the University of Warwick reveals that the language of public name-calling, or 'street theatre', in early modern England was full of foul sexual insults that are more lewd than today's broadcast media- and that women were the main offenders. The research tracks the history of poor women from the 1500s-1700s to reveal that gossipmongering and heated public exchanges were weapons used to wield power and influence in a male dominated society.

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