Monday, August 29, 2011

Irene Leaves Flooded Areas Across New Jersey

Photo By Paula Dias
All across the state neighborhoods have been left with flood waters resulting from Irene. From rural areas to urban locations, there was no pattern to the chaos that was left behind.
Significant flooding has been reported in Manasquan, Hoboken, and East Rutherford.

Photo By Laura DiCerto

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Top Things to do to Prepare for an Emergency

Following a 5.9 earthquake earlier this week, hurricane Irene is scheduled to blow in across the east coast this weekend. Living in this part of he world we generally avoid these sort of crises, so we thought it would be a good idea to brush up on how to prepare for an emergency.

1. Water – While this may seem really obvious, you may not be aware of just how much water the average person needs (about 123 gallons daily) and just how quickly it becomes an issue.
2. Canned Goods – Non-perishables are the easiest way to provide for your family over extended periods.
3. Gas & Coal for Grills – While canned goods are fine in a pinch, it's nice to be able to cook a hot meal and minimize the feeling that things aren't normal.
4. Prescriptions – Make sure you have all of your important prescriptions filled in case you can't reach a pharmacist.
5. Cash – When ATMs aren't working and someone selling goods can't swipe a credit card, cash is the only way you'll be able to make an exchange.
6. Battery Operated Radio – When there's no power for computers or tv's and mobile devices don't work either, a good old fashioned portable radio will still be your best opportunity to stay in contact with the rest of the world.
7. Flashlights – Children can easily be upset during these times, especially at night when there's no power. Make sure you have plenty of flashlights and candles available to keep them calm.
8. Batteries – Radios and flashlights are only good if you have something to power them with. And while you're at it, make sure your mobile devices are fully charged as well as any spare batteries.
9. Pet Needs – Let's not forget our little friends during trying times. Cat liter, pet food, and medicine are extremely important for keeping your pets happy and healthy.
10. Ice – Start storing plenty of ice in a cooler now so that you can extend the life of your perishables or perhaps just enjoy a cold drink.
11. Contact Info – In this day and age of ubiquitous electronics, many of us no longer know our most important contact information without a laptop or mobile device. It's a good idea to take a moment and jot down the most needed contact information of family, friends, and medical providers in case you can't access this information as you normally would.
12. Autos – Before it becomes a problem, make sure your car has a full tank of gas and the proper amount of air in the tires. While you're at it, fill up the portable tank as well.

Be prepared and be safe.
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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

5.9 Earthquake hits East Coast

At approximately 2 PM eastern standard time, a 5.9 earthquake struck the eastern United States. It's been reported that its center was in Virginia but was felt as far away as Martha's Vineyard and Rhode Island. There are multiple reports of people having felt the trembling throughout New Jersey, Philadelphia, and New York.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Welcome to Virtual Reality

The economy in a nutshell... Google buys Motorola. Think about it... a virtual business -- a simple search engine -- is wealthy enough to spend $12.5 billion to purchase a longstanding, successful company that manufactures actual physical goods.

Still wondering where all the jobs are going? Welcome to the virtual world -- much less overhead and much less human resources. If managed correctly, a virtual buiness is proof that less equals more.

Virtual companies can generate huge revenues without ever manufacturing a single physical product. Not to mention the impact this will have on the level of power it gives Google going forward.

Search engines are the future news media -- they will dicatate what we read, what we know, and what we buy. If you thought newspapers, radio, and network tv controled news in the past, the internet will be that on steroids -- just give it a little more time.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Metz Bicycle Museum

How cool is this?! Reminds me of dreams I've had where I'm on a huge bicyle. I'd like to see someone actually ride that thing.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Skee-Ball Anyone?

A classic arcade game, Skee-Ball is over 100 years old!

While the game was invented across the river in Philadelphia in 1909 by J. Dickinson Este, Atlantic City, NJ can proudly claim the very first skee-ball tournament held in 1932.

Although not as popular as other sports, skee-ball is played competitively by leagues like SkeeNation and Brewskee-Ball.

With NJ being a state that borders on the Eastern coastline, there are obviously many boardwalks and, therefore, many arcades. Skee-ball can easily be found from Manasquan down to Cape May.