Tumblr Is Pretty Awesome

I’ve been messing around with Tumblr for the last week. Its pretty awesome.

Basically its a blogging platform thats had all the bulk stripped from it. The Lotus Elise of blogs you could say.

Lotus Elise

Posting is easy as pie. Plus it has quick options for inserting images, videos, music, and anything else embeddable.

But my favorite feature, this is slightly geeky, is that I can just point the A-Record for a domain and/or sub-domain name I own to tumblrs servers and BAM custom blog. Why wordpress.com hasn’t done this already is beyond me.

Anyway here’s my tumblr blog tumblr.erikpersson.com

Lookup Sunrise & Sunset Time For Anywhere In The World

The U.S. Naval Observatory provides a simple and easy to use website to lookup the sunrise & sunset time for anywhere in the world. You just need city and state, or latitude and longitude for the rest of world, and you’re golden.

Here’s whats happening astronomically tonight.

The following information is provided for Bellevue, King County, Washington (longitude W122.2, latitude N47.6):

        Tuesday
        26 June 2007          Pacific Daylight Time

                         SUN
        Begin civil twilight       4:32 a.m.
        Sunrise                    5:12 a.m.
        Sun transit                1:11 p.m.
        Sunset                     9:11 p.m.
        End civil twilight         9:51 p.m.

                         MOON
        Moonrise                   4:57 p.m. on preceding day
        Moonset                    2:00 a.m.
        Moonrise                   6:07 p.m.
        Moon transit              10:20 p.m.
        Moonset                    2:27 a.m. on following day

Phase of the Moon on 26 June: waxing gibbous with 86% of the Moon’s visible disk illuminated.

Full Moon on 30 June 2007 at 6:49 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time.

Pretty cool, no?

Link Via Strobist