As ever here is another example of how OSS is driven by real needs rather than just profit. See MegaTrack, Tropical Storm Tracking.
The red storm in the top right looks like it is heading straight for my house.
This is a POTB (Plain Old Techie Blog). You are likely to come across references to Open Source software, Java, J2EE and various internet topics like security and search engines. Be Seeing You.