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Started by TechMaster, May 11, 2006, 11:54:33 AM

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What's everyone's plans?

For me I'll be trying to find a summer job.  Going to an info session for that today.

Gideon Zhi

I'll be trying to find a full-time job. Also working on revision and trying to get my book published, which would just rock.


I am going to hope for some awesome releases some where (hopefully here) to kill my extra time. Beyond that get and see Alaska before winter kicks in again.


Ooo, what is your book about, Gid?

Hmmm, Alaska....  Never been there before.  How cold is it in the summer times?


Summertime is great up here lows around 50 (somenights)  highs around 80 and maybe 90 but very few days.


Temperatures in Alaska are highly dependent on where you are and swing quite a bit. Remember, Alaska is actually a very large place. Around the Fairbanks area is probably the ONLY place you're going to see temperatures regularly in the 70's with the occasional drift into the 80's for a few days.

Most of the rest of southern Alaska has an average summertime temperature in the 60's.

Once you get in Northern Alaska it's quite a bit colder. There's also extremes such as Barrow where all bets are off as you are in the Arctic Circle. ;)

Remember though, Alaska has HUGE temperature differences between summer and winter. For example, it's quite possible to see temperatures as low as -50F in the heart of the winter right there in Fairbanks.

You've got over a 100F swing in temperature between peak temperatures. That's pretty crazy. You can thank the ocean currents for alot of that.  Without them, the southern half of Alaska would probably mimick the Northern half in temperatures and be much colder. - The central hub of the ROM hacking community.


Heh, makes sense.  Maybe Yukon Territory in Canada has more of that since it is father south and just as near the Atlantic as Alaska.

Oh yeah, how about the daylight issues.  Since it's summer, is it bright and sunny 24/7?


That kind of thing only really applies to the far north Alaska that is closer to the Arctic circle. And it's a myth that it's bright and sunny.

The sun DOES appear 24/7 for up to several months depending on how far north you are, but it sits just a little bit above the horizon.

So, imagine the 24/7 daytime being more like an hour or two before sunset. You DO get daylight 24 hours a day, but it's not all bright and sunny like summers are elsewhere.

From what I read, people there find it more annoying and depressing than anything else. They have trouble sleeping in the summer and they are depressed and can't do much outside at all during the winter because it's so cold and dark.

Of course in the winter, you get 24/7 darkness for up to a few months as well.

This is highly dependent on where in Alaska you are as is everything there. Southern parts of Alaska see maybe a few 24/7 sunny days or even NONE at all.

Why do I know so much about Alaska? I don't live there nor have I ever actually been there, but I've done alot of research as I've always had a fascination with it. I hope to make up there sometime. - The central hub of the ROM hacking community.


Well I'm all for getting a summer job and am actually waiting on a responce right now (the manager of a gamestop is my next door neighbor so that's pretty sweet) just hope I'm qualified for it.

As for that other plans I have are the following

Finish resident evil novel series

Hang out with friends (they came back from college and stuff)


beat tactics ogre LUCT, might not happen though

Write some sweet plays

That's about all I can predict, for now I take everything in stride.....Strider Hiryu that is.

Megaman makes everything better.  baking, soccer, racing, radio shows and of course the average pool party.


Well Nightcrawler if you ever do make it up here let me know and Ill hook you up. I will be up here for at least another 3 yrs maybe more if I extend my tour. But your right the summer is fun, but sucks to sleep and winter well its dark, cold and I slept way too much  :) But it was nice no damn glare to worry about  ;)


So, what are you doing in Alaska Zen? What kind of 'tour' are you on? Thanks for the offer. There's a good realistic chance I could make it up to Alaska in the next 3 years. I've got a few places I'd like to go before that though. I'm still trying to decide what I'm going to do this year. - The central hub of the ROM hacking community.


Currently in the military (Air Force) on a 3yr tour in Anchorage. I forget sometimes to clarifiy or not use military lingo. If you do make it up here, you definitly have to try Halibut fishing it's a lot fun and one hell of a work-out. They swim around 300ft underwater and weight anywhere from 40-120lbs. And everytime you pull-up and reel your get 2-3ft.