23 July 2011

CDC Has a Sense of Humor

I was going through draft blog posts and discovered this missing one from awhile back -- so I'm going to post it.

Someone at the CDC had a sense of humor and decided to do a blog post about surviving a zombie attack -- the tips are also applicable if there is a natural disaster.  (Thanks to Rene for the link)
Among the tips:
Plan your evacuation route. When zombies are hungry they won’t stop until they get food (i.e., brains), which means you need to get out of town fast! Plan where you would go and multiple routes you would take ahead of time so that the flesh eaters don’t have a chance! This is also helpful when natural disasters strike and you have to take shelter fast.
Also, did you know that you can kill zombies by shooting them in the head?  There's a song to drive the point home.

17 July 2011

University of Texas at Austin's Reading List and a Recommendation of My Own

I've made a tradition of, every year, posting a link to the University of Texas at Austin's summer reading list for ideas for reading material over the summer.  I'll add one of my own: North Star Over My Shoulder, by Bob Buck.  It's a good autobiography by Bob Buck, who flew for TWA for many years.  It's well written, and he explains the technical items to you, so you don't have to know all the technical terms.   It explains how they navigated in the days before LORAN and GPS -- they did it by the stars.  Imagine trying to land at Midway Island, flying from Alaska, just using the stars to navigate.  Quite tricky, I think.