Ernesto Lands, Applies For A Green Card


Tropical Storm Ernesto landed on the Key West shores a few hours ago. This is our first large scale storm of the 2006 Hurricane Season so let’s be smart about it.

First of all, you can track the status of the hurricane at They have a new trajectory map and tracking that is better than most news reports. As we all know these storms tend to change in power, trajectory, speed and danger so if you have not evacuated please bunker down. Better be prepared than to think back..

Stay tuned to the, our state division of emergency management. They have full advisories and most up to date information feeding from all other emergency organizations and reporting systems. Look to them as the first source in case of wide-spread damage.

Finally, and most importantly, all IT events this week have been cancelled.

Orlando IT Pro meeting has been cancelled.

Orlando events by Microsoft Corporation have been cancelled. The following email is courtesy of Matt Sharkey, the events cancelled include Microsoft Connections, Microsoft TS2, Microsoft Technet and Microsoft MSDN. Please do not show up at Waterford Lakes location on Thursday:

Subject: Microsoft Event Session Cancellation Notice to Registered Customers 

Thank you for your interest in Microsoft Connections.

Unfortunately, the event that you are registered for has been cancelled.

Event: Microsoft Connections

Event Code: 1032299248

Location: Theater – Regal Waterford Lakes Stadium 20 

We apologize for any inconvenience to you and your schedule. Please visit to find the next event in your area, register for a webcast or download an episode of connections:unplugged.

Finally courtesy of Chuck Poole, if you are in South Florida and this turns out much worse than expected, here is a PDF file of Palm Beach Publix and Gas Stations operating on generator power. This is important in case you have not planned or have extenuating circumstances after the disaster as all refrigerators, pumps, payment processing systems, etc require power to run. Power is among the first things to go so thse will be your best bet.

Will keep you updated in case things get worse. Please stay tuned in to your local emergency management organizations. This is a very weak storm but a very good opportunity to practice, evaluate and revise your plans for the real diaster possibility as mentioned yesterday.

13 Responses to Ernesto Lands, Applies For A Green Card

  1. Emanuel says:

    Nobody outside of Florida is going to get that title Vlad 🙂

    Why is it that they use our hispanic names for Hurricanes, is irony too much?

  2. Working Hard says:


    I’m in Europe and we “get” that title just fine, don’t worry about that 😉


  3. Katie says:

    Love the title!

  4. Gregbo says:

    Take care Vlad.

    It’s coming right for us!!!

  5. Brian says:

    It’s getting wet down here. Still have power and net access but it looks like all hell is about to break loose.

    Looking at the band thats just about to come ashore. I really enjoyed my roof. Hopefully it won’t be in the pool again.

  6. richwalkup says:


    I would think that you would be happy that hispanic names have been included in the storm names. In fact, I’m surprised that the NAACP hasn’t rallied Al Sharpton to include more African-American names. Plus, with the fact that the National Hurricane Center is down here in the middle of Miami, it’s really not all that surprising that about half of the names are hispanic. You know we love our hispanic culture – even white folks like me have to learn Spanish at some point if they want to make it down here.

  7. Ellis says:

    “Hurricane Lebron “SweetLu” Wilkins, Jr did a driveby through Florida today and left the state in worse condition than a cracktown.”

    You gotta be careful associating the disasters with ethnic names because they can easilly and inadvertently be associated with the stereotypes.

    I am surprised they actually pick these names without a random approach.

  8. Ellis says:

    By the way, not trying to make this a racist conversation twist. I am just surprised that NWC is not more cautious is all.

  9. Rick says:

    Looks like it missed us man, woooooo!

  10. amy says:

    Somtime I’m going to have to come visit Florida during one of these tropical storms. From way up here in Michigan it just doesn’t look like much. In November last year we got 3 straight days of 75+ mph winds and thunderstorms and yet it barely makes the local news much less national. Blew a bunch of boats right off their winter cradles, took down trees, folks without power for a week or more, etc. But this happens pretty much every November. So what makes these tropical storms so news worthy?

  11. Dennes says:

    So i guess it wouldn’t help me complaining that it’s been raining here in Holland for *five* weeks in a row now, right?
    So think about us over here when Ernesto blows over and you’re all back in that Florida sunshine..

  12. Rick says:

    Ok, now I’m pissed. What a dud.

    And I spent 2 hours nailing shit to the walls and windows. I think I’m just going to leave the shutters up there.

  13. mike find says:

    I’ve found this video on this site, is it ernesto video?

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