Frosty Frost Feathers

It has been cold here in Denver over the past week. Real cold. The photo above was taken last Monday. The temperature that morning was negative 19 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s real cold in my book. It is supposed to snow again today, which is too bad, because I really need to clean those windows.

Lightning Striking Twice

Lightning Safety Awareness Week was last month. But to reiterate the dangers of this shocking natural phenomenon, go have a look at this flickr footage of Jessica Lynch getting struck but lightning (or click the “more” link below). She’s a very lucky girl. From Jessica’s comments:

First off, just to reiterate, i’m totally fine! At the end f the video you can see my left hand starting to shake. It threw me back a few feet and then i proceeded to have a breathing problem that sounded like breath hiccups, short and quick, and that lasted for about 3-5 minutes. While that was going on i sat and watched my left arm shake like a jackhammer which seemed to last forever and i could feel the travel path in my arm for the 24 hours following. The air did turn much warmer after the strike. i didn’t notice cooling air before, but i also wasn’t thinking it was about to hit the ground in front of me. I had no idea i even took video of this until at least 20 minutes later. It was a total surprise!

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Artifacting DOM Tree

Over at this site you can get a cool graphic representation of your website. Basically, this Java Applet lets you see the HTML tag hierarchy that your site uses to lay out your content. Below is what the DOM tree at Artifacting looks like. What does that mean for people like me and you? Unique, cool, tropical flower-like pictures, I guess. This Flickr set has graphic site-maps for a bunch of other blogs.

Graphic Site Map for Artifacting
blue: for links (the A tag)
red: for tables (TABLE, TR and TD tags)
green: for the DIV tag
violet: for images (the IMG tag)
yellow: for forms (FORM, INPUT, TEXTAREA, SELECT and OPTION tags)
orange: for linebreaks and blockquotes (BR, P, and BLOCKQUOTE tags)
black: the HTML tag, the root node
gray: all other tags