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ChaserCon 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014 - 15:26

This year ChaserCon was quite the unique experience in a few different ways. First off, I didn't even register for ChaserCon and they ran out of spots. I ended up saving the $104 and didn't attend any of the talks but spent my Saturday in Denver getting some items accomplished I was unable to at home in Norman beforehand.

I also had Jari and his wife who travelled from Finland to attend. They flew to OKC on Saturday the 8th and stayed with me in OKC until we flew to Denver on Thursday the 13th. Overall I think they had a pretty good time, although Jari was much more into the weather talks than his wife.


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Monday, February 10, 2014 - 13:05

Finally attended my first TESSA event this weekend. It was good to see a lot of friends I haven't seen in awhile and sit in on some good talks. Tim Marshall, Gabe Garfield and Greg Stumpf had some excellent talks.

Tim Marshall spoke about Moore, OK and building codes. Specifically, the lack of following of the building codes even after 3 significant tornadoes (May 3, 1999, May 8, 2003, and May 20, 2013) impacted the city. Tim surveyed 20 houses and found 15 were improperly anchored to the foundation with bolts. Most were missing washers and nuts on the bolts.

Gabe Garfield presented about the...

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RIP Zack Potter and Jake Logeman
Sunday, February 2, 2014 - 15:15

2014 got off to a rough start for me and my family which resulted in me taking 2 unplanned trips to Michigan for funerals for my cousins Zack and Jake.

On Thursday January 9th my cousin Zack Potter who served 2 tours in Iraq took his own life after suffering from PTSD for many years. I drove to Michigan on the 11th and 12th. When I arrived in Michigan I was informed my other cousin Jake had suffered an aneurysm in his cheek and chances were unlikely he'd make it.

Zack's funeral was on the 14th. Good news had come out of the hospital from Jake and it seemed like his chances...

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Detroit Red Wings @ Dallas Stars
Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 14:26

Started off the new year with a trip to Dallas to ride roller coasters and see the Dallas Stars vs Detroit Red Wings game. This was the only time the Red Wings would be in Dallas this year, so I decided to head down for an extended day trip.

Went to Six Flags over Texas for most of the day and mostly got to enjoy the nice weather - It was in the 60's and lower 70s throughout the day with plentiful sunshine. We peaked out around 72F near 4pm. ...

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Storm Chaser Streaming
Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 18:31

As someone who's been involved with streaming from the very beginning, I've got a pretty good understanding about streaming. Many of you don't know, but I took the concept of storm chasing streaming and made it easy for the average chaser to do with Severe Studios back in 2008. While it wasn't my original idea, the technical aspect of having a streaming server and getting chasers signed up to do this new 'cool' thing called streaming was my little toy project.

I spent most of the first half of 2008 working on SevereStudios and keeping things running. It was a fun venture, and gained me some exposure...

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Thanksgiving Weekend
Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 08:58

Had a pretty good Thanksgiving weekend. I left Wednesday night and headed to Tulsa where I had a 6am flight to Detroit on Thursday morning. Got to Michigan around 9am and spent Thanksgiving with my parents and sister. It was great to see the Lions beat up on the Packers as well!

Friday I hung out with some friends then headed down to Ann Arbor to Yost Arena to see Michigan vs Ohio State in hockey. Michigan won 4-3 in overtime, and it turned out to be a great game!

Saturday we got up early to head to the Michigan vs Ohio State football game and tailgate with Sean Miller. Great times for sure,...

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New Site
Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 02:15

I have finally taken the plunge and upgraded to Drupal 7. With this, it includes a new theme, new gallery and basically a complete overhaul of everything. I manually moved all content I wished to keep into the new version of Drupal and started from the beginning. Quite happy with my results so far!

If you notice anything out of place, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thanks

New York City
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 22:08

I finally made it to New York City - kind of. Cory Watkins and I made a trek out to Long Island to see a Detroit Red Wings vs New York Islanders game. Delta had a cheap fare of $153 roundtrip DFW-LGA so we jumped on it.

Overall the flights went well and both Cory and I were upgraded on our flight from LGA-DFW.

We arrived in New York around 3:30 pm on Saturday and rented our car and made it out to the Nassau Coliseum before the sun went down by 4:30 which was quite surprising. I was expecting a lot more traffic.

We had great seats, of course. We were first row behind the Islanders goalie in the first...

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Indiana ChaserCon 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 20:59

Another week, another trip and party it seems. This time was to Indianapolis where the 2013 Indiana Chaser Convention was being held.

I had found a decent fare ($218) roundtrip OKC-ORD so I flew into Chicago and Alec Scholten picked me up from the airport then we picked up Adam Lucio and headed to Indy.

Friday night was a small party in the Hampton Inn we were staying at, but nothing too crazy.

Saturday was the convention next to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Nice venue and a good line up of speakers. I wish I had been better prepared, because there was time I could have presented...

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National Weather Festival Party
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 23:13

So last weekend was the National Weather Festival here in Norman, which means a lot of my storm chaser friends came from out of town. This is always a good time for a party, and this year was no exception.

Adam Lucio and Alec Scholten showed up on Monday night after a failed attempt to chase the crappy system that came in. That started an almost week long party. Rochelle came in on Thursday night and the rest of the weather nerds came in for Friday night.

We picked up the keg for the weekend on Wednesday and iced it down and tapped it on Thursday. Friday we went to the OKC...

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