Weather Station!

I just bought myself the Oregon Scientific WMR-968 weather station (and no, I didn\’t pay the list price of $299.99 – Google it, there are much lower prices out there!), and I have to say, it\’s a fairly nice piece of equipment. The unit comes with 4 sensors – an indoor baro/thermo/hygrometer, outdoor thermo-hygrometer, rain gauge, and anemometer. All of these sensors come together in a slick little main unit, which features touch-screen controls, weather forcasting, history, you name it, it probably has it. The base station is also capable of detecting 3 optional sensors – I had an old Oregon Scientific indoor/outdoor wireless thermometer (don\’t know the model, sorry), and the base station started picking up info from that sensor right away. (more…)

UPS – What I’ll Never Understand

ENGLEWOOD, CO, US
02/05/2008 5:35 P.M. DELIVERY
02/05/2008 5:06 A.M. OUT FOR DELIVERY
02/05/2008 4:01 A.M. ARRIVAL SCAN

How does it take 12 hours and 29 minutes for a package to be delivered after going out on the truck? I can understand if I was some distance away from their facility – but I live 5 miles west of the Englewood, Colorado UPS facility. Used to drive by the place all the time when I was bored at work. (more…)