Over at the work blog, I’ve been having fun with the onset of the North American Monsoon (or lack thereof).
My smartypants idea Tuesday, to crowdsource the problem of predicting the onset of our summer rains, turned out in retrospect to be lousy. I made a spreadsheet and everything. So far just four entires, what the crowdsourcing community would call “a thin market”. But I did find that, while few people wanted to play my silly game, the newspaper’s drought-obsessed readers seem willing to click on anything with the word “monsoon” in the title. Given that a) I’m always obsessing about the monsoon this time of year anyway, and b) there is some sort of corporate monetary incentive for clicks, I’ve instituted a daily monsoon watch feature.
You get the idea. I can keep this up through September. My fascination with the monsoon is indefatigable.