Ice Storm 2014.2

For the second time in three weeks, everything is closed because of inclement weather in the forecast. So far, this little stash of ice pellets are the only evidence on the ground here that things are going to freeze.


The forecast is dire though

Winter Storm Pax [...] begins its most dangerous phase Tuesday night into Wednesday, when rain changes to freezing rain from Eastern Georgia through Central South Carolina. As much as 1” of freezing rain is expected in Augusta, Georgia and Columbia, South Carolina, and widespread power outages would result if these ice amounts materialize. Atlanta, Georgia, which was shut down by the 2.6” of snow Winter Storm Leon brought to the city on January 28, is expected to receive a nasty mix of freezing rain, snow, and sleet Tuesday night and Wednesday from the new storm, making travel dangerous or impossible. Just a slight shift in the track of the storm or atmospheric conditions could greatly alter the amount of snow and freezing rain this storm brings, and residents impacted by this storm should follow the latest forecast updates.

My Must-Have Apps, 2013 Edition – MacStories

I have some serious updating to do, and this guy’s recommendations are well-supported. He’s no mere enthusiast, but a serious user and a serious writer. So, for reference, here are Federico Viticci’s recommendations.

Because these articles have kept me busy for the better part of December, I decided, inspired by John Siracusa, to offer a quick recap with links and stats.

My Must-Have iPad Apps, 2013 Edition

My Must-Have Mac Apps, 2013 Edition

My Must-Have iPhone Apps, 2013 Edition

via My Must-Have Apps, 2013 Edition – MacStories.

An Owner Figures Out How to Save on His Health Insurance –

When I started this series on health insurance, I thought I might devote three or four posts to the subject. Instead, as I turned up surprising information, I realized that there was much more to say. This is an important and expensive purchase for a business owner, and there are great benefits to making the effort to understand how it works.

From An Owner Figures Out How to Save on His Health Insurance –

Some people I know have small businesses and pride themselves on providing insurance for their employees. I hope this helps them get through the thickets of confusing information about the effect of the ACA on their employees and its cost.


What can you say? Her name is Colie (rhymes with ‘collie but only one ‘l’) from Colorado. Get that chew toy, Colie!