Author Archives: E.M.Smith

About E.M.Smith

A technical managerial sort interested in things from Stonehenge to computer science. My present "hot buttons' are the mythology of Climate Change and ancient metrology; but things change...

The FU Factor

A small Rant about the common ground of Makers and Takers and how it has usually ended badly and how as someone who does remember history I’d rather not repeat that process. I also add “Sucker” to the types in addition to makers and takers… Continue reading

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CDIAC, Compression, Squashfs, And Oddities

Some “Lessons Learned” in making a compressed easy to search archive via squashfs file systems and temperature data file trees. Continue reading

Posted in AGW and GIStemp Issues, NCDC - GHCN Issues, Tech Bits | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Dear Unknown Hun in Hungary: Thank You!

A bit of thanks for the peculiar ways of The Net and how things, forgotten for a long time, can return to the world as someone, some where, makes it public again… Continue reading

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Nice No Knead Bread

A very nice “artisan” crusty no-knead bread. Continue reading

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Difficult Market Timing and Charts

My view of market charts and what they are saying now. Continue reading

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Tips – October 2015

Tips and open discussion thread for October 2015. Continue reading

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CDIAC Scrape Finished

The scrape of CDIAC has completed. Here I report on some sizes and such. Continue reading

Posted in AGW Science and Background, Earth Sciences, NCDC - GHCN Issues | Tagged , , , , , , | 13 Comments