Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Broadband Speed Test

I tested my Comcast cable modem speed via Speakeasy tonight. Via the Chicago server I got much faster speeds then I was expecting: 17,612 kbps down and 1,557 kbps up. I tested again with Seattle and got 12,768 kbps down and 2,162 kbps up.


Update: I tested with my Verizon Broadband (Rev A) card (which they claim is like home broadband, and I got 797 kbps up and 250 kbps down.

Friday, April 25, 2008

City vs City Temperatures

Amy and I were wondering how the average temperature differed between Fairport (where I grew up) and Downers Grove (where we live now). I found graphs showing this on weather.com, Fairport & Downers Grove.

Then I became curious if I could make an animated gif to alternate the two images. I found GIFfun from Stone Design to do that.

On the graph below red is the record high, orange the average high, light blue the average low, and deep blue the record low. Downers Grove is the one with warmer summers, including a July record high of 105 - click on the image to see the bigger version.

Here is the same comparison for Peoria and Benton, KY - Benton is warmer.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


I just found this typing game, TypeRacer. It is oddly addicting. I am typing about 70 wpm. How fast do you type?

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

High Praise

Closing Bracket says "ive been enjoying yor blog", when pressed for more details he clarifies, "mostly that it is there". No wonder over 2 people have subscribed to this blog.

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