The Unthinkable

I had a nice cushy first class seat on Delta. I could have slept comfortably for at least one leg of the trip home. But nol, Tom Peters had to go an recommend the book “The Unthinkable, Who Survives When Disaster Strikes and Why” by Amanda Ripley. I foolishly started reading it while folks boarded.

I started reading about how people respond to disasters during two plane flights, after a tropical storm had recently flooded areas near home and with not one, but three hurricanes in the Atlantic potentially headed toward my Orlando home.

I wasn’t scared by the book, I was fascinated. I couldn’t put it down. It ruined all changes of sleeping on the flight home. It will probably trash my productivity tomorrow and into the weekend.

The Bible describes people as sheep and disasters prove that we behave just like them. If you want and interesting glimpse into the human psyche, read The Unthinkable.

Get Some Perspective

Want some perspective on life? Take a look at David Loveless’ post Cliff Ride or Thrill Ride. It will mess with your head in a good way.

NOAA is Twittering

National Hurricane Center portion of NOAA is twittering updates on Gustav. You can follow them here.

Also just a reminder, if you want to follow my twitter feed via RSS it’s here.

Computer Viruses in Space

Slashdot | Computer Virus Aboard the ISS

There is a computer virus aboard the International Space Station. Since the ISS doesn’t have connectivity, they suspect a flash drive. That’s embarrassing.

NFL.COM Stream + Media Center is going to stream one game a week live via the internet. This is fantastic because it will let me watch my Dallas Cowboys on my own TV. I can use the my Media Center PC which is already hooked to my TV to stream the game. This is much better than last year’s subscription fiasco. Here’s the schedule of games. Cowboys/Packers, Cowboys/Redskins and Cowboys/Giants are slated to be steamed. Sweet!

[HT to JKontheRun for the schedule link]