Day two of my return to blogging. So far, so good. Y'all can keep sending me email to tell me how glad you are I'm posting again, it's been great :)
So, this sucks - Discovery has released Ivan Basso, at his request. "On Sunday April 29th Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team member Ivan Basso requested a meeting with General Manager Bill Stapleton and Sports Director Johan Bruyneel. At the meeting Basso asked to be released from his contract, effective immediately, citing personal reasons related to the re-opened investigation by the Italian Olympic Committees (CONI)." This is just bogus. There is no proof Ivan has done anything wrong, and yet he is being convicted in the press. I want cycling to be clean as badly as anyone, but doesn't there have to be a presumption of innocence?
The average American household spends $1,200 annually on gadgets. I guess my household is not average :)
FuturePundit reports 60% Cancer Drop From Vitamin D Supplements. "In June, U.S. researchers will announce the first direct link between cancer prevention and the sunshine vitamin. Their results are nothing short of astounding. A four-year clinical trial involving 1,200 women found those taking the vitamin had about a 60-per-cent reduction in cancer incidence, compared with those who didn't take it, a drop so large — twice the impact on cancer attributed to smoking — it almost looks like a typographical error." So be it. Yet another reason to enjoy the sunshine!
So, what did you make of this: Cassini Images Bizarre Hexagon on Saturn? "An odd, six-sided, honeycomb-shaped feature circling the entire north pole of Saturn has captured the interest of scientists with NASA's Cassini mission. NASA's Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft imaged the feature over two decades ago. The hexagon is nearly 25,000 kilometers (15,000 miles) across. Nearly four Earths could fit inside it." Whoa. Bizarre doesn't even do it justice!
I can't wait to seen Indoctrinate U. The PC pendulum just has to start swinging back, doesn't it? How much further can it go without falling over the top? [ via Glenn Reynolds, who comments "I hope it gets seen". Me too. ]
So, I'm seriously considering doing away with my Blogroll altogether. It is grossly out-of-date, as I don't use it anymore; seems like it has been fully superceded by the OPML list of RSS feeds to which I am subscribed. The Blog Roulette feature is kind of cool, though. Maybe I ditch the blogroll and wire the Roulette wheel into OPML? Comments?