Friday, January 30, 2004

Well that was worthwhile. We still have pavements coated with white, except there isn't any snow left, and it's about 3 inches of solid salt (and strangely they coated the pavements in this road, but not on the road that this branches off).

And do I like? Um, well as the only site that I gave it that prompted it to do anything was the author's own blog, er...not yet. Or those of you who haven't yet discovered it, I like is a system that matches your recommendations to those who have had similar recommendations (I think). But it's never heard of the stuff I was putting in (like PLoS Biology). But maybe my stuff will act like a node. Or maybe I'll stay cut off forever. But then I tend to glaze over at the mention of syndication and RSS (I know what CSS stands for, and vaguely what it does, if not how it does it, but RSS?), so that's hardly surprising.

And the Hutton hoo-ha rumbles on. Although apparently I'm not alone in trusting the BBC a damn sight[1] more than I do the government. BBC: one guy got it wrong, but he's near the bottom of the heap. Government: More than one guy got it wrong, and they're pretty much as high up the heap as you can get, (as Casino Avenue says, rather better than I can).

[1] or is that meant to be "site"? I have no idea of the derivation. And while apondering: where does "I've seen neither hind nor hare of him" come from?...according to the great god Google (who's in a "I'm not speaking to you" huff again), it's hide nor hair, as in seeing no part of him. So nothing to do with deer or hares then (or any another small furry woodland things). But wait...there's also a theory that it is to do with hunting game, and if you'd seen nothing you'd have seen neither hind nor hare, although there's a variant for "hide nor hair" meaning neither smooth-skinned nor shaggy beasts.

Random link of the day: Before setting out to drive round San Francisco, why not check the traffic? It'll come in handy the next time I'm passing ('s just off the M25 isn't it? By the DFS in New Malden).
I was about to ask why there isn't one for the M25, and then remembered that there is.

And what's the speed limit supposed to be in the US? as half the little green squares say 73 MPH, and according to my Texan aunt's mother[2], every English person who drives in the US gets a speeding ticket, because their limits apparently are the limit, not the recommended average speed. And US policemen don't like the old UK driving licences due to the distinct lack of a picture.

[2] So what's that make her? Great Aunt? Nope because that's a grandparent's sibling. Great mother in law? Nope because I'm not the one who's married. And saying my uncle's mother-in-law is about as cumbersome.


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