The Locality thing is a tag for me, for when I need to refer back when I get to the end of 366. I’ve set some tags, but I haven’t worked how to use them yet.
Although tonight’s post is supposed to be about the weather, I am going to try and write about meteorology. But I’m not really sure. I need for a moment to go back to when I was at primary school, I was probably 9. We had a weather project, we were drawing a weather grid, I can remember saying to the teacher that I wanted to measure the rainfall. the agreed to this, but obviously, we didn’t have a device to capture and measure, I ended up bringing a toy rocket and a salt cellar – it worked after a fashion, I can even remember that the toy rocket was blue and part of a bigger toy that I had.
Obviously, the interest in met statistics has a long history. I have a Davis Vantage Vue in the garden, and I have the logger, which I think can store 180 days worth of data, but it has been a nightmare connecting to my mac, now admittedly that’s because I refused to pay the £75 for the software, I did find a cheaper version, which did work, but it was flakey.
So from a locality perspective I have this interest in meteorology, or is it an interest in the weather? Where do I go with it? Am I collecting data, if so to what end? What is my purpose for my interest in the weather? What do I want to learn from it? Or is it just what is the weather today?
So, like most of the topics I am “interested” in what do I want to do with it? Is it just to produce a blog entry, or do I set myself a task, a mini project to work on and present via this blog – and also, my vlog – which I still very much want to do, and haven’t forgotten.