March 16th, 2009


[links] Link salad begins a Long March

20 Tools and Technologies That Have Changed the Way We Cook — (Thanks to garyomaha.)

Rocket Scientists Shoot Down Mosquitoes With Lasers — This seems rather proverbial, somehow. (Thanks to corwynofamber.)

IBM dives into water techIBM on Friday disclosed the elements of an initiative to sell technology and services to better manage fresh water, often referred to as the "oil of the 21st century."

On not writing anythingLanguage Log on the perils of having a public record.

?otD: Mao or less?

Body movement: n/a (travel day)
This morning's weigh-in: 218.4
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville; Watchmen by Alan Moore etc.

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[tech] Email fail

My email was in a fairly critical state of fail today, to the point where some people were getting permanent fatal errors. As of this evening, all is restored, but if you encountered a problem corresponding with me, please resend.

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