I had a pretty rough return to reality today; after disconnecting almost completely for four days, bamm, work! My todo list was frightening, especially since two of the highest priority entries were "sort through notes from X" and add to todo list. Fortunately I slogged through and made progress (that is, my todo list is now up to date :)
So I see where TheScientist was voted Magazine of the Year (by someone, presumably not their own staff :). Congratulations to them, I must say, I enjoy reading it and [as you know] frequently link their articles. Good stuff.
Glenn Reynolds notes another grim milestone: "Thirty years ago Jimmy Carter established the Department of Energy. And all our energy problems were solved..." As he would say, heh.
La Shawn Barber: Is Climate Change… Racist? I love La Shawn; a black woman who deals in truth, and ends up on the conservative side of many issues as a result. Can we vote for her?
This is pretty cool: Brian May, founder and lead guitarist of Queen, gets his PhD in Astrophysics. Not, that is not an Onion headline :) Good for him.
In the course of finding this I serendipitously found something else awesome, too... isn't this wonderful? (I guess I meant "aw"-some :)
The time/money formula of free. "At some point in your life, you will wake up and discover that you have more money than time. And you will then realize that you should start doing things differently, which means not walking four blocks to find an ATM that doesn't charge a fee, driving for miles to find cheaper gas, or painting your own house." Yep, I passed that point quite a while ago, but it is an equilibrium; as soon as you begin hiring people to save you time, you have less money :)