December

Wood House Winter Night

It’s hard to believe that we’re down to just the last 30 days of the year now that December is upon us. Life goes by way too fast anymore.

Before you know it, 2023 will be here and the start of all the New Year’s resolution “promises” that everyone seems to make and break in record time.

We’re already off to a rough start of the month, though. Gaylord Perry, Hall of Fame pitcher and 2x Cy Young Award winner has passed away today.

Sigh. It can only get better from here, right?

New Page – Mac OS X User Guides

Welcome to Mac OS X

I created a page dedicated to Mac OS X user guides (in PDF format), ranging from Mac OS X 10.0 Public Beta through Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. More for my own purposes for a future project I’m working on, but I made it public for anyone that would like to download a copy for themselves.

I do not have anything for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion through the most current macOS, so if you have a copy to send my way, let me know and I’ll add it to the page and credit you appropriately.

It’s fun to look at how Apple was dedicated in teaching users new and old alike in the early days of Mac OS X compared to now, when it’s assumed everyone should know how to use a computer and the included operating system.

Mac OS X User Guides

October, Finally

Autumn wallpaper with mountains and a lake

I’ve been really terrible at writing here. It’s not a surprise, really. Up until last month, there were a total of 9 entries posted from June 2021 through March 2022.

This entire year has flown by, really. I always look forward to the Autumn season every year, and yet, it too flies by way too fast. Before you know it, December will be here and the holiday season will be upon us once again.

But, getting that out of the way. I’m glad that it’s October. Cooler weather, shorter days, colorful scenery, and pumpkins. All of the things that really make Autumn a great season.

Autumn and Collecting Seasonal Data

For reasons that I can’t even figure out, I’ve been interested in weather, seasons, sunsets/sunrises, and the data behind them.

Starting with Autumn this year, I decided to compile data for the season and then continue throughout the next year for all of the other seasons, broken down by month.

Since the season began on September 22 this year, there isn’t too much to compare just yet, as seen in the image below.

Fall Sunset and Sunrise with Temps - September 2022

This data is collected from my area in Ohio (northwest region), so it’s very specific to that location.

 Stats for Autumn in September:

  • Average length of day: 11:58
  • Average hi temp: 64°F
  • Average low temp: 47°F

 I chose to simplify a little bit; meaning I’m only counting hours and minutes, and the temperature is a whole number.

Not too bad, considering September only had 9 days of Autumn. I’m looking forward to seeing what October brings compared to September, and then the whole season overall through December 20th.

I’m probably the only one interested in this but hey, this is my little corner of the web anyway.

Final Days of Ned Skeldon Stadium

View of Lucas County Rec Center, formally Ned Skeldon Stadium in Fall of 2016

A few years ago I took a drive to Ned Skeldon Stadium, former home of the Toledo Mud Hens, hoping to get a few pictures and reminisce a little.

I learned that it became part of the Lucas County Recreational Center Complex and was still being used for amateur baseball, but time definitely took a toll on the stadium and it was clearly falling apart.

It’s no surprise then that it is officially scheduled to be demolished sometime soon, to be completed by early 2023.

The grandstands, press box and clubhouse will be razed, but the baseball diamond and dugouts will remain.

The commissioners made the decision to tear down the stadium in February. The stadium has been vacant for several years and many sections are in disrepair.
– WTOL 

Lots of good memories of games spent with my family were made here, so it’s definitely a little bittersweet to see it disappear.


 I’ve created a separate page with more pics of the stadium, taken in October 2016.