The TV in the lobby was talking about #OJ. About 90% “getting away with murder” to 10% football. Lately I have begun to doubt whether US news media still have any concept that someone can be disgraced. This is reassuring.

Before you go out to see the #eclipse, remember the Second Rule of Laser Safety: Don’t look in the beam with your other eye. 😎

On the Wikipedia page for “Free Verse”, it says, “It does not use consistent meter patterns, rhyme, or any musical pattern. It thus tends to follow the rhythm of natural speech.”

If I ever meet the person who cast that last sentence in anapestic pentameter, I will buy them a beer. #poetry

I would like to live near an airport that has supersonic-jet service because it would mean that the sorts of people who can afford to fly supersonic will be going away from me as fast as possible.

Just been introduced to a site that asks you to fill out a form, and then tells you what your stats would be if you were a D&D character. I think it’s trying to flatter us. #ttrpg

Two people I’ve encountered today need to hear this: “A jibes with B” means they go together. “A jives with B” means A is lying to them. #english #pedantry

I replaced every occurrence of the word “outcome” in a technical report with “fate”. Let’s see if anyone notices.

“Don’t trust the morning about what the afternoon will bring.” - an unintentionally poetic co-worker.

People have attempted to get an #AI to make Jackson Pollock paintings, and they just can’t. This is oddly reassuring.

I feel sorry for anyone who doesn’t live in Falls Church, because you all never get to see the sad-frog trucks from the Poolservice Company.

The old engineer is giving a talk. It would be boring, except he keeps pronouncing “technical” like “tentacle”. 😀

On the way to work this morning, I stopped to let a family of five white-tailed deer cross the road. They used a pedestrian crosswalk. Evolution in action!

Thanks to Project Gutenberg, I know that Lewis Carroll and Mozart share a birthday today. It’s going to take a while to figure out what to do with this information.

I am at 38° N latitude. There is a moth flapping around my porch. The temperature was -5 C last weekend; it is 25 C today. Did the moth survive the cold, or did it hatch prematurely today? #ClimateChange

Cranky old man mode: Activate! Another plagiarism scandal, this time in Norway. IMHO, the committee should reject any dissertation of which parts could have been plagiarized. If it’s been done before, leave it out! The things are too damned long, as it is.