I seem to have a habit of alternating between technical and non-technical posts, and this seems to be little different.   I was scheduled to fly up to Anchorage Alaska on Sunday to visit a customer.   Last Friday I was talking to one of my teammates who was onsite with the same customer 3-weeks ago and asked how the weather was.   He said that the lows were in the upper 30’s and highs in the mid 40’s.   I should have gone online to lookup the weather, but I didn’t.   So much to my surprise, when I arrived on Sunday evening, there was about 3 inches of snow on the ground and another couple still waiting to fall over the rest of the night.   This was the first snow of the year and a friend of mine who lives in Anchorage is blaming me for bringing the snow in from Seattle (I promise, it isn’t my fault…Seattle’s recent storms have all been coming in from Alaska, so if nothing else, all I did was bring it back).    The highs while I’m here this week should remain below freezing and they are expecting more snow before I leave on Thursday evening.

Since I should have some semblance of a technical slant in the post, I’m passing along some pictures that I took from my hotel room and used Windows Live Photo Gallery to create some panoramic photos from the individual stills that I took.

Here are some of the pictures.   The first is the photosynth of the mountains from my hotel, this was about a 120 degree view:

MountainView-FromHotel

And the same picture cropped:

MountainView-FromHotel_Cropped

Some of the mountains a little closer:

MountainView-Daytime

And some lighted trees in what might be a park a couple of blocks south of my hotel:

LightedTrees

 

All of these photos were stitched together with Windows Live Photo Gallery.  

I’m hoping that my next post will be about why you should leave IPv6 enabled on your Vista/Windows Server 2008/Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2 systems (my fingers are crossed that the IPv6 team will have their post or whitepaper out soon so you have more than just my word to take on it).  But in the mean time, I’m happy to have seen this post about the Digital Cable Advisor being released and making OCUR tuners available to Windows 7 media center machines.   I’m still using my HDHomeRun tuners for the ClearQAM channels and am looking forward to the release of the Ceton tuners.