Two Items of Note

I'm now recovering from a camping trip in zero degrees F weather, an experience which left me feeling amazingly alive—if by alive you mean in the same way those frozen bacteria in Antarctica are technically "alive." And for the rest of world who don't have a clue what zero degrees fahrenheit means, it's -17 celsius.

BTW, am I the only one who thinks the fahrenheit scale is positively steampunkish? Maybe the U.S. is so far behind the times with our temperature measurements that we're now actually ahead. :-)

Anyway, here are two items of note: