Retired software engineer. "What is that?", you may ask. It's someone who has time to blog about the weather...
By: Bogon , 2:40 PM GMT on August 19, 2009
Well, after lurking in the background for a couple of years, I finally pushed the button. Voilà! A new blogger enters the lists.
I'm not really sure what I'm getting into here. Mostly I have been content to view Wunderground's content. Lately I have been leaving a few comments on other people's blogs, especially Skyepony's. Thanks, Skye, for putting up with me. I'll try not to be a stranger.
What worries me is that maintaining a blog implies a responsibility. I've tried to fill in a few of the obvious blanks, upload a couple of favorite photos and so on. Now I'm obliged to create content of my own. I'm not sure how long or how often I'll be able to stop by, let alone write new entries, moderate comments and such. We'll see. I reckon if this doesn't work out, I can always shut 'er down.
A disclaimer: I am not a meteorologist. With respect to weather, what you see here will be my subjective viewpoint, not a trained observer's.
I intend to talk mainly about weather -- not religion, nor politics, birthdays or lost kids. It's not about my personal life. People who comment can say whatever they please. I believe in freedom of speech. In this case I suppose I should amend that to read, "freedom of speech subject to whatever the Weather Underground management will permit". Guess I really ought to go find and read their policy statement...
... Ah, yes, that sounds reasonable. The idea, as I understand it, is to create a virtual community here. I encourage visitors to my blog to be good citizens of that community. I notice that there are controls here for 'banned' and 'ignored' lists. Gotta figure out what those are for and how to use them. I will jettison outright drivel, if I think someone is abusing my hospitality. Be nice -- and have fun.
The views of the author are his/her own and do not necessarily represent the position of The Weather Company or its parent, IBM.