Crazy Clouds


It’s been awhile since I posted! I guess I needed a blogging break. A lot’s been going on since I was last seen here. I went to Spokane for Hoopfest last weekend, got a tattoo when I got back home, and then got sick.

Here’s a picture I took in Spokane while I was walking to Hoopfest downtown. It was taken at Gonzaga University. The wind was blowing and it blew the clouds into this crazy pattern.




Damn. I had a busy day today. It started out at 8:30 this morning with Hoopfest. My brother’s game (he’s the one on the far left) started that early. And then it was non-stop games from there until 2:30. But it was a blast! My brother, niece, and nephew played this year. I had so much fun and I know nothing about basketball!

And this was only half the day!




Here’s a picture from my brother’s Hoopfest game. You can see more at my Flickr page if your interested.

He and his team did pretty good! they held thier own. I guess my brother’s teammates bailed on him at the last minute and so he had to scramble to find some other players. He only managed to find two other guys. So it was three against four. They ended up barely losing to the other team. I was quite impressed!

City installs 100-block WiFi ‘hot zone’

Hoopfest 2008 in Spokane, WA

Image via Wikipedia

MSNBC – City installs 100-block WiFi ‘hot zone’

This is wild! I really had no idea that this was happening in little ‘ole Spokane!

I was sitting in the staff lounge, reading the latest discarded copy of Time Magazine (Oct. 18th) and I happened across a gigantic article (with pictures and everything!) about how Spokane has installed a WiFi zone that covers all of downtown. They hacked it together during Hoopfest, and then just left it on. People started using it more and more and now it has become really quite big. For example, emergency responders are using it, like Firefighters download floorplans to buildings when they are responding to a fire. There’s a picture of a student using her laptop at Riverfront park to access the internet. Very cool.

If you can get your hands on that article, it’s really interesting. I can’t link to it because it’s too old. But the link above will take you to another article on MSNBC.

Who’dve thought my little po-dunk hometown would be so high-tech? I guess I’ve been wrong about Spokane all these years.