Hi John, thanks for the good word. In my part of Brooklyn things were okay because we are higher up. I have concern for a friend who didn't evacuate his house in the Rockaways, and a colleague of mine from work who lives on Long Island had something like 1/2 foot of seawater in his living room.

Anyhow, regarding the meeting, since we ourselves have not met before, and the meeting place is unfamiliar (at least to me), I think we shouldn't publicize it further. But if we get things together over time, then a blog post would be great.

I'm wondering how we will identify ourselves. Maybe we need some kind of Azimuth hats. Would they be green and pointy?