april, 4, 2002 archives

watch out, an asteroid is about to hit us! okay, only for a very large value of “about”. and they still say it's 300-to-1 odds. and it depends on how light is reflecting off the asteroid. the golden quote, from the lead author of the paper about the asteroid: “The sun could eventually push it out of the way. You wouldn't have to send Bruce Willis or anything.”

o'reilly open source convention featured speaker badge in what can only be a cruel joke to force me to not only attend both days of tutorials, but arrive the day before the convention begins, it turns out that my tutorial will be in the first slot on the first day of tutorials. oh well, more time to hang out in san diego, i guess. (at least my other presentation isn't scheduled for the last slot of the last day. that would have just been beyond the pale.)

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