Snowpocalypse 2010: This Time, It's Personal


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Snowpocolypse 2010: NYC Expecting 6" to 8" of Snow on Sunday


If there’s one thing that gets my juices flowing like a good tech story, it’s a good weather story, and there’s no better weather story than NYC getting dumped on with up to 8″ of snow.

I’ve spent a better part of this morning confirming this rumor with my sources by which I mean I’ve double and triple checked all 13 weather apps on my iPhone and yep, it’s definitely probably maybe going to snow.

Around 4am I called an emergency family meeting, by which I mean I woke up my wife who immediately told me off and went back to sleep.

That’s not important right now, what is important is the gist of the meeting I had in mind. Our daughter is only 2 1/2 and not great with dates yet and I’m pretty sure we can convince her this morning that she was mistaken and that Christmas isn’t until Sunday, thus allowing for the miracle of a white Christmas.

In the meantime I’ve decided to ration out the Christmas ham to two ounces per person to ensure that we aren’t forced to resort to cannibalism during Snowpocolypse 2010.

Stay tuned here for all the latest information on Snowmegeddon 2010. If for some reason this powerful winter monster knocks out the internet I’ll be broadcasting on Ham Radio frequency DeltaEightCharlieAlphaSeven.

The Roots Do an Amazing Rendition of The Christmas Song on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon


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The Night Before Christmas as Read by James Earl Jones & Aaron Neville


Instant Christmas classic!

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;

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A Special Twitter Tutorial on How to Add a Profile Pic for Buzz Bissinger


Buzz and I are tight like that.

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And just in case you don’t have a headshot or a photo on your hard drive, feel free to download and use this one.

Wash. Rinse. Repeat.

Google Shows Off Yet Another Interactive Doodle Logo for Christmas This Time


Each drawing in the doodle links to a Google search for the representation of that image. Some have holiday themes, some just link to different spots around the globe. Each of them seem to have a pretty cool story behind them though.

You can find out more about each doodle that Google publishes on it’s Google Logos page.

Google and NORAD Getting Geared Up To Track Santa, Find Out All the Ways You Can Track Him


It’s that time of year again. Starting at 2:00 am Google and NORAD officially went online to start tracking Santa’s journey around the world. Make sure you check in with your kids throughout the day so they can see the progress Santa has been making and what time they need to be in bed by so Santa doesn’t skip their house!

Here are all of the ways you can track Santa throughout the day according the Official Google Blog:

  • See Santa on a Google Map: On your home computer or laptop, visit www.noradsanta.org and choose your preferred language. You’ll see a large Google Map on the page displaying Santa’s current location and his next stop. Click the video icons to watch “Santa Cam” videos, and click the gift icons to learn more about each city.
  • Watch Santa fly with the Google Earth Plug-in: From www.noradsanta.org, click on the link Track Santa in Google Earth. You’ll see Santa steering his sleigh right on the webpage. If you don’t have the Google Earth plug-in, you can get ready by downloading it ahead of time.
  • Follow Santa on your phone: Track Santa from your mobile phone by opening Google Maps for mobile and searching for [santa]. Or, visit m.noradsanta.org on your phone’s browser.
  • Subscribe to his YouTube channel: Santa’s home on YouTube is at http://www.youtube.com/noradtrackssanta. That’s where you can find videos from his journey throughout the night.
  • Get real-time information about Santa’s location: Use Google’s Realtime Search to get updates from social networks, news and micro-blogs like Twitter at @noradsanta, and keep up with news about his journey on this Facebook page.

Have a very Merry Christmas everyone and a wonderful New Year as well.