So you're stuck at home and the hurricane of the century isn't really going to get nasty until late tonight. You could keep watching the TV news coverage (yawn) or do something productive and positive with your day. Gizmo Guy has a few ideas.
Work that Netflix subscription: Today's a fine day to plow thorugh a full season of "24," "Freaks and Geeks," the cool new(er) "Sherlock" series, "Psych," "Porlandia" (the Fred Armisen/Carrie Brownstein cult comedy hit) or "Alfred Hiotchock Presents" (in the news again with two movies.) Or you might rally round the tube with the family for classics like "Free Willy" (where the weather's warm and water inviting) or "The Wiz" (Diana Ross and Michael Jackson in another kind of paradise). If you're a music fan, gotta hop to sunny Jamaica with the great documentary celebration of the reggae king (Bob) "Marley" also found on Netflix.
Stockpiling Satellite Content: Nab your TV content via satellite? You might experience some rain fade/lost signal problems in the heaviest waves of Hurricane Sandy's deluge. So to not spoil the evening, download a movie or two to the DVR portion of your receiver now. That content will then remain accesible even if all hell breaks lose (so long as you don't lose power.)
Upgrade your OS: Been putting off that install of Apple's iOS 6 for your tablet or phone - waiting for favorite apps to also be upgraded? It's safe to presume you can now move freely about the cyber-planet.