New Tsunami Simulation for Washington and the Pacific Northwest

New Tsunami Simulation for Washington and the Pacific Northwest

This is super interesting.  New story from King5 News here in Seattle (posted August 16, 2019).

“SEATTLE — For the first time, we are seeing in detail how large tsunami waves would roll out along the coast and through the inland waters of Washington state.

The simulations from the Washington Geological Survey are based on scientific modeling programs. They show how a large tsunami would play out in Puget Sound and how much time we have before a tsunami reaches us.”

If these models are accurate, this also gives strong indication that the previous beliefs and models about how a tsunami will affect areas interior to the sound are wrong.

For example, a lot of previous belief was that down here in Union, WA we’d be pretty safe from the tsunami threat – this simulation strongly suggests that’s not the case.

king5 News Washington Tsunami Simulation

king5 News Washington State Tsunami Simulation

There’s 3 videos on this page; one is their brief story, another is a simulation of the greater puget sound, and the other is the first of the hyper-localized areas, this one is Bellingham.

king5 News Washington Tsunami Simulation Bellingham Wa

king5 News Washington Tsunami Bellingham Wa Hyperlocal Simulation

Elegant Themes Divi Black Friday Sale 2018

Elegant Themes - Divi - Black Friday 2018 Sale

I don’t do this often, but I do want to share an awesome deal that’s coming up on a piece of web software that I use.  Elegant Themes is a software solutions company specializing in WordPress themes and frameworks, and their flagship product is called Divi a lot – both the builder and the theme – when I create websites. 

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It’s not because I CAN’T code things myself – and there’s some instances where that’s still the better choice – but it’s because if I don’t need to take all that extra time and work because there’s a tool for the job that saves myself effort and my clients cash. After all, time is money – so when I can do things faster, my clients save their money for other projects.

Every year Elegant Themes runs a fantastic sale – if you’re interested in giving Divi a try, then you should take the opportunity to snag a license at a hugely discounted price.  It’s 100% worth the cost, and then some.

And once you’ve done that, check out some of the amazing Facebook communities around Divi – great for asking questions and getting help, learning, and generally figuring things out.

Also, check out some of these other amazing Divi resources!  Obviously this is not a comprehensive list – there are SO many amazing people in the Divi community that are helpful, educational, and who provide plugins and add ons in addition to their knowledge.  These two are ones I have bookmarked and whom I visit regularly.

Divi is extremely flexible, so you can really build just about whatever you’d like with its drag and drop editor.  And if that’s not enough, you can still get into the code to make things work exactly the way you want to.

Check out their Black Friday Sale here: Elegant Themes – Divi

“Kara” Star Wars Fan Film

“Kara” | (2016) (An Unofficial Star Wars Film) from Joe Sill on Vimeo.

A Whitelist Production ( KARA is a short fan film set in the Star Wars universe.

Written and Directed by: Joe Sill
Producer: Westin Ray

Executive Producer: Jerad Anderson
Head of Production: Nick Erickson

Andra Nechita
Peter Arpesella
Daniela Flynn

Head of Accounting: Natasha Seubert
1st Assistant Director: Trevor Stevens
2ndAssistant Director: Daniel Burke
Casting: Joe Sill & Westin Ray

Cinematographer: Nico Aguilar
Gaffer: Matt Blake
1st AC: Danilo Rodriguez & Daniel Demenezes
2nd AC: Brodin Plett
Key Grip: Jordan Kleinman
Still Photographer: Austin Ray

Wire Rigging Team: Nick Goehner, Marvin Francis, Luke Couce
Aerial Footage: Luc Delamare
DJI Ronin Operators: Cire Hensman, Stefan Vleming

Production Designer: Joe Weber
Art Director: Alex Shumate
Costume Designer: Robin Ray
Costume Assistant: Fern Ray
X-Wing Pilot Costume: Lisa Curtis Saunders
Makeup & Hair: Devan Weitzman
Costume Aging & Weathering: Devan Weitzman

Sound Designer: Jackie! Zhou
Production Sound: Kristian Hayden
Composer: Austin Ray

Visual Effects by: Joe Sill & Luc Delamare
Colorist: Andrew Finch

Dean Amstutz, Mark Kinsey, Victor Silva, Marcus Holt, Milton Hunt, Rob Csorba
Stuart Loui, Carrie Ann Caranci,Barry Chan, Mark Edwards

501st Legion
Imperial Sands Garrison
Ian Cook
Lesley Farquhar
Felipe Irigoyen
Merry & Jerry McIntyre
Bill Engler
Eric Elmore
Robin Elmore
Stuart Cram
Alex Lubow
Champ Robinson
Brian Tran
U.S. Dept. of the Interior
Bureau of Land Mgmt.
James T Wulfgar
Wulfgar Weapons
El Centro Field Office
Star Wars Original SFX by Benn Burtt
Screen Actors Guild