Upwhere

Over on Ukulele Underground, Ken Timms writes: If you are from The Bronx or Brooklyn, “Upstate” is anything north of Yonkers. To me, “Upstate” starts north of Saratoga Springs, Syracuse in Central NY, Buffalo is Western NY, Jamestown and Watkins Glen are Southern Tier, and Kingston/Poughkeepsie is Downstate. I’ve seen this sort of thing before. … More Upwhere

A person with two watches is never sure (part 2)

Another Cycle in the City ride today, and once more I rode it with three apps running: MapMyRide, RideWithGPS, and Strava. I’ve decided I pretty much have no use for MapMyRide. I’m tired of its shoving UnderArmour ads at me, and I’m unimpressed with the graphs and statistics that count all time, not just moving … More A person with two watches is never sure (part 2)

Ukulele accessories

Along with your first ukulele, you will probably want a few other things. None of them is particularly necessary; you can play your uke without any of them, but some accessories will make it easier and better for you. Case Item one, a case or gig bag. Even if you never take your ukulele anywhere … More Ukulele accessories

And then again…

  … sometimes the lake effect machine points itself at the western suburbs. As of this morning the Camillus CoCoRaHS observer was reporting snow depth of 13″, compared to 16″ at the Syracuse airport. I was out in the driveway with the snowblower this week four times… in three days. And then again again, there … More And then again…

If you don’t like the weather wait five miles

It’s about 11.4 miles from the CoCoRaHS amateur weather station in Camillus, NY (in the western suburbs of Syracuse, and near where I live) to the National Weather Service station at Syracuse’s Hancock Airport (northeast of the city). Last week Syracuse (that is, the airport) got 16.7 inches of snowfall. Camillus got 5.0 inches. For … More If you don’t like the weather wait five miles