September 9th, 2005


Thought in the act

Phew, I hope nobody's been thinking too hard this week. I mean, I shouldn't imagine there's too much risk of it, but if you have been, be aware that your thoughts may fall victim to Google's latest strategy. At least Google already seems to have indexed Yulia Tymoshenko, so those thoughts are safe, though possibly not work-safe.

Ukrainian politics are a bit outside my monkeysphere, mind you (though braids are closer to home -- if sadly not within my capabilities). The monkeysphere, argues a selfish tossp*t, is a bit of Scientific Fact that conveniently justifies the decision to be a selfish tossp*t. Spare offcuts of storyline from A Certain Chemistry, or just Bad Science? You decide.

When the spirit of scientific enquiry is applied to cooking, strange things can happen. We all know how to fry an egg with an XP, but let's face it, frying an egg doesn't require any technology more complicated than a pavement. Boiling an egg, now, that's proper science, with equations and everything, and you can do it in the comfort of your own home with only two mobile phones. Maybe.

Have a good weekend, and if you do try any of this stuff at home, don't blame me!