Finally emerging from Hurricane Sandy discombobulation to discover that Poof: the semester is gone. I have just four classes left to teach (the rest being committed to in-class papers & the exit exam).
So where were we?
While I'm figuring that out, here are my current off-topic preoccupations, in case anyone has info and/or reading recommendations:
How do power grids work? (Allison posted some links on decrepit infrastructure, I think.)
What is a hurricane? What is a Nor'easter? What is a midlatitude trough? (And do other places have hurricanes followed immediately by 6 inches of snow?)
How long can you store gasoline?
Generator or inverter, or generator and inverter?
Does my fireplace produce a net loss in heat? (Do all fireplaces produce a net loss in heat? Does it matter?)
What I Saved from the Flood
What is an IP address, anyway, and how does the FBI find out what your is if they really want to know? Also, what is metadata?