For some reason this didn’t post on the 22nd…
I hope everyone’s having an enjoyable Winter Holiday Of Their Choosing. Sadly, while I’ve done most of the fun part of Xmas already (it was my wife’s birthday today, so we did things over the weekend with friends and family) I’ve now got to fly to the USA, and while I’d planned to get a proper post done today, I’ve had to do more sorting-out of stuff than I’d planned for, so you get links.
I’ll be leaving for the airport at 7:30AM tomorrow, and not getting in to Minneapolis until midnight my time, so don’t expect any blog posts tomorrow. I’m going to try to get a CalDream post (on Once I Was, by Tim Buckley) up on Xmas eve, assuming my laptop doesn’t get lost in transit. I’ve also got a post on Wonderful Christmastime by Paul McCartney planned for Christmas day itself, if I get time to write it.
To tide you over until my return, links:
A good set of links on health at every size
A semi-random Christmas story by Philip Purser-Hallard
An oldie — the best comments on Four Lions ever
A fascinating look at the way big data interacts with Christmas music listening habits
Another Christmas story — Fester and the Christmas Mouse, by Paul Magrs
The rise of the shitpic — memes that keep getting copied imperfectly
Scott Aaronson on The Imitation Game
And Simon Bucher-Jones has put out his own “translation” of the play The King In Yellow, along with the “original French text”
Happy Holidays, Andrew! I hope the weather is decent while you’re in the U.S. of A. I’d love to read a post by you on John and Yoko’s “Happy Christmas-War Is Over” single…maybe next year…safe flight to your spouse and yourself.
Looks like you didn’t get around to the McCartney post (VERY understandably!) But I just wanted to note here that if you feel like writing it anyway, now that Christmas has passed, you will have at least one keen reader.
Thanks — yeah, I basically didn’t have five minutes to myself in the last fortnight, it was even busier than I’d expected. I’ll probably write it next Xmas…