My heart and concern really goes out to my friends in Fargo who have to deal with the insane flooding that is coming this week. One of them is trying to take some pictures (for my curiosity and likely others) of the natural disaster in process. You can get an idea how quickly the river is rising from some of her Flickr photos below.

backyard March 22

backyard March 22

Backyard March 23 early afternoon

Backyard March 23 early afternoon

Backyard March 22

Backyard March 22

Backyard March 23

Backyard March 23


Here’s a look at the hydrologic data for the Red River in Fargo, ND, as it pertains to this mess as of the date embedded (midnight of March 24th):

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I know I’ve been AWOL a while. Trying to find some motivation to blog again. I’m under the metaphorical weather with stress and haven’t been myself in a while.

However, I was recently pleased to accomplish a successful upgrade (courtesy of some help over at MacForums) of the following into my Mac Pro desktop:

Sapphire ATi HD4870 1GB



It’s upgrading a dated nVidia 8800GT that I received when I purchased the system. I haven’t had the pleasure of really stress testing it yet, but I’m hoping to find some molecular modeling/energy minimization software to experiment with to tax both it and the rest of the system with some thoughts about my protein of interest.