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Summer Weather in Chicagoland

The midwest during the summer is known for a few things: Heat, Humidity, and storms. The latter being the topic of this post.

The Chicagoland area does get intense storms from time to time, including the occasional tornado. Luckily, we do not get tornadoes that often. However, we did get a rather nice storm today.

It started off like this:

As one might expect, it started to rain and continued to rain and rain. It created some hail, as one might come to expect. I just didn’t expect it to be this size of hail.

And then even larger hail came by.

Here is a photo of all of the various sizes of hail that we received today.

Along side these, here are a couple of videos. mistakenly, my iPhone wasn’t set to record in 4K, so these are at most, 1080p.

And to complete the entire circle of Chicagoland Summer weather, this was a half hour later. This is just how summer in Chicagoland can be.

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Summing Up a Presidency

With today being the inauguration of President Trump, I thought it would be befitting to sum up the Presidency of Barack Obama. Words alone will not suffice, so instead, here are some pictures from President Obama’s time in Office.

President Obama fist bumping.
President Obama standing on a Scale
President Obama with Prince William and Prince Charles, future Kings of England.
Situation Room when President Obama was working on finding Osama Bin Laden
President Obama reacting to being caught in Spiderman’s Web
President Obama giving Presidential Medal of Freedom to Vice President Biden
President Obama with Olympian McKayla Maroney
President Obama visiting with a outgoing Secret Service Member
Obamas and Bidens

The last thing is this short video from the White House Correspondence Dinner in 2016:

Thank you President Obama for your service.

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Above is the latest photo that we have of Pluto. Below is how we saw Pluto in 1996. This is a big day for humanity.


As a note, here are some interesting facts about the New Horizons space craft:

  • Launched on January 19th, 2006
  • Has a 12Mhz processor
  • Traveling at 16.26 kilometers per second, or 36,373 mph
  • Used Gravity assist from Jupiter on February 28th, 2007
  • Has a 1kbps connection while out at Pluto
  • Latency is 4.5 hours for one-way communication

Happy New Year


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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas