Weather logistics

When one thinks of logistics planning, one usually thinks of trucking and shipping of goods around the country or the world.  However cruise ships have to consider providing their customers not only with the best itinerary, but also with a path and set of ports that provides the best experience.  That often means figuring out the logistics in relation to the weather, and that’s why Royal Caribbean now has a chief meteorologist.

Island, Palm, And The Sun clip art

2017 One Way Rentals from Florida

Not all rental car companies are advertising their spring 2017 one-way rental out of Florida deals — or at least I couldn’t find them all — but you can still check to see the rates.  For example, go to and check out a reservation on a car from Tampa, FL (or some other airport in Florida) to Atlanta, GA (or some other airport up north of Florida).  Try a 4 or 5 day period starting in mid-April.  I found daily rates starting around $7.50 or so, though they still add on taxes and fees to bring it between $15-$20 per day.  I didn’t check local Hertz car rental locations.  If you can rent one way from those, you might be able to find a one-way in April without the airport fees.

Enterprise has posted one-way out of Florida rates for Spring 2017.

So has Avis.

And Alamo too.

If you go, have fun!

8.1″ tablet?

We have 2.2”, 2.22”, 2.25”, 2.36”, 2.4”, 2.44”, 2.46”, 2.5”, 2.55”, 2.6”, 2.63”, 2.8”, 3”, 3.1”, 3.14”, 3.2”, 3.25”, 3.27”, 3.3”, 3.4”, 3.5”, 3.55”, 3.6”, 3.65”, 3.7”, 3.8”, 3.9”, 3.97”, 4”, 4.03”, 4.1”, 4.2”, 4.3”, 4.4”, 4.5”, 4.55”, 4.6”, 4.65”, 4.7”, 4.8”, 4.99”, 5”, 5.3”, 5.5”, 5.55”,  5.7”, 5.8”, 6.1”, 6.3”, 7”, 7.9”, 8.9″, 10.1” and many larger screen display sizes to choose from.  I’m sure I missed several sizes too.

Now, according to Computerworld, Acer Iconia might be introducing an 8.1″ Windows 8 tablet soon.  The variety of screen sizes and choices for computing and communications continues to grow.

Mother’s Day 2013

Some ideas for Mother’s Day 2013.  Happy Mother’s Day!

The Orlando local guide has suggestions for the Orlando, Florida area for Mother’s Day 2013.  I’ve been to the Harry P. Leu Gardens, and it’s beautiful there.  According to their website, mom’s get in free on Mother’s Day 2013.

Walgreens is offering a discount for Mother’s Day 2013.

Marriott Residence Inn celebrates mothers for the entire month of May.

Marriott Renaissance Hotels and Mother’s Day 2013.

Think Geek and Mother’s Day “Dr. Who” gift pack.

Government sites: “What’s new”

While some of the biggest government issues make the national news, U.S. government websites often maintain “What’s New” postings for those interested.  Here are just a few of these possibly NEWWorthy links.

What’s New with the Federal Reserve Board?

What’s New at the U.S. Supreme Court?

What’s New at the United States Department of Labor?

What’s New at the U.S. Department of the Interior?

What’s New with school meals, USDA?

What’s New with the U.S. Department of Energy?