The People’s WRUP

Good morning everyone on a pretty chilly Saturday at around 17 degrees F here. Here's hoping you're all doing well. I had some rather unpleasant goings on in my personal life this past week so I haven't got a lot of news to look at. So such as it is, let's go right to it. Read more

So You Think You Can WRUP

Well you'll be shocked to know that it's raining here in CA yet again. Don't get me wrong it's not really a complaint, we definitely need all the water we can get. It's just that this much all at once anywhere can be pretty harmful. Seventeen people have lost their lives to these storms. Roads and highways are flooding as with entire neighborhoods. Here locally there has been a pretty major land slide where the burn scar is from the Oak Fire and a significant portion of the road is covered and or gone. But the good news is that the snow pack is a pretty staggering 226% above normal as of January 11th and that will help a lot during the spring thaw with water supply for the summer.

Anyway let's get down to the WRUP. It's the weekend after all. Read more

Mo Tech Mo Problems WRUP

Good morning everyone and welcome to another weekend. It's strangely warm this morning at 6:35 am as I woke up to 55 F outside after going to bed when it was around 30 F last night. These last couple of storms have been bonkers. Warm rain, then snow, then hail and high wind gusts all at once for hours at a time, then nothing. I haven't seen totals for this most recent storm but I know the Sierra snow pack is way, way above average for this time of year and I really hope it stays there to last until it really matters in the summer. As for the previous storm, I got eleven inches of rain in three days. I've seen more, in fact I remember getting nine inches of rain in one day some years ago, but this was definitely a big hit to the drought conditions in CA. At least for the immediate term. It'll take years for that water to get to the aquifers and water tables. In the meantime there's flooding and dam spillway failures to attend to, but we have to take the good with the bad. I did hear something that kind of made me go slack-jawed for a moment and that's the prediction that the recently passed storm contained something like fifteen times the volume of the Mississippi River as a whole of precipitation.

But enough about the weather, let's look at some tech stuff. Read more

It’s A Holiday WRUP

Well good morning everyone and happy holiday weekend to you all. I'm getting a late start here because I've been up cooking and prepping for tomorrow's get-together dinner for hours already. I've made a few dozen swig cookies and I've got a turkey breast in the oven now soon to be followed by a pie. I also took my roast out of the freezer so it can thaw for tomorrow. I've been marinating it for four days but decided that after that it should be frozen until we were ready. My sister is coming here any time now to make a couple loaves of beer bread that we can turn into dressing along with some fresh veggies. So tomorrow I'll be cooking a roast and a half ham and a whole bunch of sides and since the weather is supposed to be awesome we'll be eating outside by the fire pits with some friends and drinking beer and wine and just having a good old time.

Anyway, let's look at the WRUP shall we? Read more

Revealing WRUP

Well hello there everyone. It's me, Scrooloose and it's the weekend. I'm writing this at the beginning of a big storm so hopefully I don't lose power. It's windy and starting to get pretty cold and rainy. We're expected to see somewhere in the neighborhood of two to three feet of snow by tomorrow with high wind gusts and potential whiteouts. In the meantime we could see up to two inches of rain per hour. I'm glad I prepped the driveway drainage yesterday and got things all secured. Anyway let's look at some WRUP. Read more

Performance WRUP

Hey everyone and welcome to still another WRUP weekend at Twinstiq. It's been a wet and rainy few days here in CA and boy do we need it. I even got a little snow with the first storm that rolled through. Right now the clouds are so low that it looks like fog and it's relatively warm, all things considered. I've just made coffee and built a fire to comfort the house and here I sit before 7:00am to bring the WRUP, even if it's a day later than usual. Read more

WRUP Friday Deals

Happy Weekend everyone. It's WRUP time and I'm struggling to find anything of note that isn't black Friday deal oriented. I suppose that's fine though seeing as how it seems like no matter satisfied I am with the current state of my PC there is always some deal on some part I don't have or is normally out of a reasonable price range that catches my eye. So with that in mind here are a few that did in fact catch my eye. My right eye. And my left. And the one by my third nipple. It's only weird if you make it weird. Read more