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comment by kleinbl00

Join a few weather forums. Browse the off-topic sections. Recognize you're the only person there that isn't a member of the AARP.




user-inactivated  ·  1632 days ago  ·  link  ·  

What about the weather makes it so fascinating to you?

kleinbl00  ·  1631 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That's a very good question.

I think part of it is that living in LA, you have it drummed into you that there is no weather. There is, though. Perhaps because it's often subtle, there's more reward for instrumenting it.

Part of it is I have a marvelous southwest view and can watch the weather change. Quantifying it connects me to the universe.

Part of it is probably my childhood - I mean, any jackass can put a thermometer on his wall. But you throw up a cup anemometer and suddenly you're no longer fucking around. Those groovy weathervanes were always cool to me.

Part of it is likely the altruism - I enjoy knowing that the weather for two or three zip codes in one of the biggest cities in the world comes from me.

And part of it is connecting the immutable natural world to the ephemeral digital one and knowing that part of that fabric is being woven by me.

Does that make sense?

elizabeth  ·  1631 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Will you be dismantling and setting it all up again when you move? Poor people in your zip code will have less accurate weather reports when you move :P

kleinbl00  ·  1631 days ago  ·  link  ·  
user-inactivated  ·  1631 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I think so.