Severe weather season is on the way, so it's time for severe-weather spotter training.
Scary news on the personal-finance front: Too many Americans are up to their eyeballs in debt.
Money-making tip for the week: Print up some personal business cards -- or "calling cards", depending on who's using them -- with a cell phone or home phone number and your personal e-mail address. You can order them in batches of 1000 for less than $15, and it's a great way to spread your personal network without depending on your work e-mail account. These sorts of cards used to be common practice in the military because they made it easier for people to build social networks even as they moved from base to base.
Test the Great Firewall of China and see the Internet from inside the Communist world.
Here's an added benefit from people trying to make money from photo-sharing sites on the Web: They make it much easier to see people as individuals, even when they live in faraway places.