Happy National Puppy Day Silicon Valley! Another sorta holiday that just happens to coincide with National Chip and Dip Day in 2015. Though we don’t recommend that you mix the two holidays. National Puppy Day was created in 2006 by Colleen Paige. She created a few other animal related holidays.
Beagle puppies are traditionally given the day off of work on National Puppy Day. Though they may have to work later than usual the next day to make up the time. This particular pup works for a venture capital firm that primarily invests in bacon based start ups.
The people of Earth are encouraged to savor the warmth of these biological puppies. It won’t be long before they are replaced with robotic dogs roaming the planet:
A rare event is happening right now in Silicon Valley. Rain. Tiny drops of water falling from the sky.
This little storm will drop a few inches of snow up in the mountains above 7,000 feet. Not enough to get the Donner Party stranded and barely a dent in California’s serious drought. In the long run this mini rainstorm does nothing for the extended drought of the Republik of Kalifornia. Did you know that the long run is only .5 of a mile? That’s right half a mile. At least according to Wikipedia.
Time for California to develop a comprehensive water development plan before the agriculture and beer brewing industries go extinct like this little green guy.
The March 20th Solar Eclipse wasn’t visible from Silicon Cali but through the power of the internets we get to see some amazing images taken of the event.
Well known French Astrophotographer Thierry Legault captured this awesome video of the International Space Station (ISS) transiting the Solar Eclipse:
Thierry Legault shot these images in Spain using a CCD camera equipped telescope with solar filters. You can’t capture this kind of imagery with your iPhone 6. Check out his website here: http://www.astrophoto.fr/
Time to save water by drinking beer. This weekend is a great time to try out some of Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp West Coast Double IPA. A lighter drinking golden amber DIPA with some hoppy bitterness but a smooth, clean finish. Best enjoyed by an unlit fireplace if you are in the parts of California that don’t celebrate winter. Though all of these great California beers are made with California water. We may have to start desalinating water up and down the entire state to keep the brewing industry going. Saver those hoppy sips!
Silicon Valley and the SF Bay Area are still enduring the biggest rain storm in 6 years. With high winds and heavy heavy downpours, this #Stormaggedon is feeling like a weak hurricane.
Roads all over the area are flooded. This is what 101 looked like in the evening commute.
In the deep standing water were parts of vehicles that had come off of cars swamped by the water. Anything lowered is not going to do well here. Yes it has been a #HellaStorm and it still continues to dump much needed rain on SiliconCali and the Bay Area.
Tuesday will see the most powerful of this weeks storms, with the potential for high winds and lightning coming tonight. Watch for delays and cancelled flights at SFO if you’re flying in or out of the area.
Of course this storm will bring some snow up to the Sierra above 7000 feet, so this weekend should be a good time to get some early season snow time in. Check out the Northstar Snow Stake Cam to see if it will be worth the drive up the mountain.
Stay safe out there Silicon Cali peeps! You know Californians can’t drive in the rain. Especially when they’re busy checking their twitter feed instead of watching the road.
Landing at San Jose International Airport in Silicon Valley brings you across the bright lights of the valley. Now all you have to do is build a startup that will make you enough cash to fly in the Gulfstream jets on the other side of the runway. Good luck!
A 5.7 or 6.0 magnitude earthquake rattles American Canyon and Napa Valley at 3:20 am on Sunday morning.
Some wine bottles must have been shakin’ up in Napa. Down here in Silicon Valley we just felt some mild shaking, but nothing fell down and shattered. Yet. Internet and power still running fine down here. Until The Big One.
Hope everyone is OK up in Napa County and the vicinity. Reports of several thousand power outages and broken glass up in Napa. Highway 37 is damaged in Santa Rosa and some brick buildings in Napa are destroyed. Highway 121 in Sonoma is currently shutdown due to possible pavement buckling from the quake. Gas leaks are being reported as well as fires in the Napa area. Shops in Vallejo are cleaning up broken glass and damaged brick walls. Looks like the #NapaQuake is the biggest we’ve had in the Bay Area in quite a while. Actually this is the largest quake to hit the Bay Area since the 1989 Loma Prieta quake. Stay safe and don’t touch anything sparking.