Lashes: Deuteronomy 24 states that when a crime deserves flogging, the maximum number of lashes to be received is 40 (otherwise the criminal would be degraded. Oh). In order to avoid mistakenly exceeding that count, the Sanhedrin would not administer more than 39 (gee, thanks).
Stu Savory responds to my tag: swimming Lake Constance and crashing a hang glider – not what I might have expected from an “overeducated, grumpy multilingual ex-pat Scot”, but mighty interesting. And his Vogon poem left my arms quite intact.
Vaspers’ 15 risks of blogging. But who gets anywhere without risk?
Kathy Sierra draws distinctions between “Collective Intelligence” and the “Dumbness of Crowds”. So which is Wikipedia? A lot of both, I’d say. I’ll take my Frankendog with sauerkraut and Tabasco, please.
Tara Hunt’s crystal ball: “Chaos (yay), interoperability (yay), unrest (yay), co-opetition (yay) and exploitative jerks (boo).”
Why you just can’t convert priorities into absolutes.
Baroquen syntax: misshapen Perl.
What to do within the confines of the echo chamber? Set up boxing matches!